Subject: unknown IBM 405GP card
To: None <>
From: Jonas =?iso-8859-1?q?Sundstr=F6m?= <>
List: port-powerpc
Date: 07/24/2006 02:57:41
I hope this isn't too off-topic. 

I've got a device (two of it actually) that I'm trying to figure out 
how to use, and hopefully boot NetBSD or Linux on. It's a PCI card, 
with an IBM PowerPC 405 GP processor with JTAG, a Radeon 7000/VE chip 
with VGA and DFP connectors, USB, ethernet, an "umbilical port" and a 
Xilinx Spartan. It negotiates an IP address by DHCP, and will respond 
to telnet and http, but I haven't figured out the logins as of yet. 
There's a battery I might try removing to see if that helps. (Risking 
to lose it all?) There's a reset button, a green power LED and an error 
LED blinking orange. I suppose that could be for all kinds of reasons. 
I've got no cables, no documentation, and I don't know the name of the 

I've uploaded a few images and two dmesg dumps from the PC that is 
hosting the card:

It's made by IBM and its makers James Dalton (eng), Jeff Davis (design) 
and John Manolis (mech) are listed on the circuit board. Copyright 

DHCP host name:  ASMA00096B9E66
MAC address:  00-09-6B-9E-66-D3

Anyone recognize it ? 
Anyone got any idea on how to use it?

Microsoft Windows recognizes the Radeon part and uses it,
but it's a shame to use this board as if it was a plain old graphics 

Jonas Sundström.