Board Testing HOWTO
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Revision as of 13:46, 2 November 2007 by Uwe (Start a Board Testing Howto which is meant as a tutorial/help page for the Status template.)
This page gives you hints how to test the LinuxBIOS support for your mainboard and all components present on the board.
Legacy / Super I/O
- Try loading the ppdev and parport_pc kernel modules: modprobe ppdev; modprobe parport_pc. Check if there were errors using dmesg.
- Try to actually use a parallel port device (e.g. a printer).
- Try to create a beep on the PC speaker. There are various ways to do that, e.g. you can use the Debian package beep (apt-get install beep).
- If that doesn't work, check that you actually have a speaker correctly attached and also try modprobe pcspkr.