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EEPROM(8)			   BSD System Manager's Manual				EEPROM(8)

NAME
     eeprom -- display or modify contents of the EEPROM or openprom

SUN 3 SYNOPSIS
     eeprom [-] [-c] [-f device] [-i] [field[=value] ...]

SPARC, SPARC64, MACPPC and PREP SYNOPSIS
     eeprom [-] [-c] [-f device] [-i] [-v] [field[=value] ...]

DESCRIPTION
     eeprom provides an interface for displaying and changing the contents of the EEPROM or open-
     prom.  The eeprom tool is only installed on supported platforms.

     Without any arguments, eeprom will list all of the known fields and their corresponding val-
     ues.  When given the name of a specific field, eeprom will display that value or set it if
     the field name is followed by '=' and a value.  Only the super-user may modify the contents
     of the EEPROM or openprom.

     The options are as follows:

     -	     Commands are taken from stdin and displayed on stdout.

     -c      eeprom will fix incorrect checksum values and exit.  This flag is quietly ignored on
	     systems with an openprom.

     -f device
	     On systems with an EEPROM, use device instead of the default /dev/eeprom.	On sys-
	     tems with an openprom, use device instead of the default /dev/openprom.

     -i      If checksum values are incorrect, eeprom will ignore them and continue after dis-
	     playing a warning.  This flag is quietly ignored on systems with an openprom.

     The following options are valid only on the SPARC and will produce an error when used on a
     Sun 3:

     -v      On systems with an openprom, be verbose when setting a value.  Systems with an EEP-
	     ROM are always verbose.

     The -v option is also present on sparc64, macppc, and prep systems.

FIELDS AND VALUES
     The following fields and values are for systems with an EEPROM:

     hwupdate		A valid date, such as ``7/12/95''.  The strings ``today'' and ``now'' are
			also acceptable.

     memsize		How much memory, in megabytes, is installed in the system.

     memtest		How much memory, in megabytes, is to be tested upon power-up.

     scrsize		The size of the screen.  Acceptable values are ``1024x1024'',
			``1152x900'', ``1600x1280'', and ``1440x1440''.

     watchdog_reboot	If true, the system will reboot upon reset.  Otherwise, the system will
			fall into the monitor.

     default_boot	If true, the system will use the boot device stored in bootdev.

     bootdev		Specifies the default boot device in the form cc(x,x,x), where 'cc' is a
			combination of two letters such as 'sd' or 'le' and each 'x' is a hexa-
			decimal number between 0 and ff, less the prepending '0x'.

     kbdtype		This value is ``0'' for all Sun keyboards.

     console		Specifies the console type.  Valid values are ``b&w'', ``ttya'',
			``ttyb'', ``color'', and ``p4opt''.

     keyclick		If true, the keys click annoyingly.

     diagdev		This is a string very similar to that used by bootdev.	It specifies the
			default boot device when the diagnostic switch is turned on.

     diagpath		A 40-character, NULL-terminated string specifying the kernel or stand-
			alone program to load when the diagnostic switch is turned on.

     columns		An 8-bit integer specifying the number of columns on the console.

     rows		An 8-bit integer specifying the number of rows on the console.

     ttya_use_baud	Use the baud rate stored in ttya_baud instead of the default 9600.

     ttya_baud		A 16-bit integer specifying the baud rate to use on ttya.

     ttya_no_rtsdtr	If true, disables RTS/DTR.

     ttyb_use_baud	Similar to ttya_use_baud, but for ttyb.

     ttyb_baud		Similar to ttya_baud, but for ttyb.

     ttyb_no_rtsdtr	Similar to ttya_no_rtsdtr, but for ttyb.

     banner		An 80-character, NULL-terminated string to use at power-up instead of the
			default Sun banner.

     Note that the secure, bad_login, and password fields are not currently supported.

     Since the openprom is designed such that the field names are arbitrary, explaining them here
     is dubious.  Below are field names and values that one is likely to see on a system with an
     openprom.	NOTE: this list may be incomplete or incorrect due to differences between revi-
     sions of the openprom.

     sunmon-compat?	     If true, the old EEPROM-style interface will be used while in the
			     monitor, rather than the openprom-style interface.

     selftest-#megs	     A 32-bit integer specifying the number of megabytes of memory to
			     test upon power-up.

     oem-logo		     A 64bitx64bit bitmap in Sun Iconedit format.  To set the bitmap,
			     give the pathname of the file containing the image.  NOTE: this
			     property is not yet supported.

     oem-logo?		     If true, enables the use of the bitmap stored in oem-logo rather
			     than the default Sun logo.

     oem-banner 	     A string to use at power up, rather than the default Sun banner.

     oem-banner?	     If true, enables the use of the banner stored in oem-banner rather
			     than the default Sun banner.

     ttya-mode		     A string of five comma separated fields in the format
			     ``9600,8,n,1,-''.	The first field is the baud rate.  The second
			     field is the number of data bits.	The third field is the parity;
			     acceptable values for parity are 'n' (none), 'e' (even), 'o' (odd),
			     'm' (mark), and 's' (space).  The fourth field is the number of stop
			     bits.  The fifth field is the 'handshake' field; acceptable values
			     are '-' (none), 'h' (RTS/CTS), and 's' (Xon/Xoff).

     ttya-rts-dtr-off	     If true, the system will ignore RTS/DTR.

     ttya-ignore-cd	     If true, the system will ignore carrier detect.

     ttyb-mode		     Similar to ttya-mode, but for ttyb.

     ttyb-rts-dtr-off	     Similar to ttya-rts-dtr-off, but for ttyb.

     ttyb-ignore-cd	     Similar to ttya-ignore-cd, but for ttyb.

     sbus-probe-list	     Four digits in the format ``0123'' specifying which order to probe
			     the sbus at power-up.  It is unlikely that this value should ever be
			     changed.

     screen-#columns	     An 8-bit integer specifying the number of columns on the console.

     screen-#rows	     An 8-bit integer specifying the number of rows on the console.

     auto-boot? 	     If true, the system will boot automatically at power-up.

     watchdog-reboot?	     If true, the system will reboot upon reset.  Otherwise, system will
			     fall into the monitor.

     input-device	     One of the strings ``keyboard'', ``ttya'', or ``ttyb'' specifying
			     the default console input device.

     output-device	     One of the strings ``screen'', ``ttya'', or ``ttyb'' specifying the
			     default console output device.

     keyboard-click?	     If true, the keys click annoyingly.

     sd-targets 	     A string in the format ``31204567'' describing the translation of
			     physical to logical target.

     st-targets 	     Similar to sd-targets, but for tapes.  The default translation is
			     ``45670123''.

     scsi-initiator-id	     The SCSI ID of the on-board SCSI controller.

     hardware-revision	     A 7-character string describing a date, such as ``25May95''.

     last-hardware-update    Similar to hardware-revision, describing when the CPU was last
			     updated.

     diag-switch?	     If true, the system will boot and run in diagnostic mode.

FILES
     /dev/eeprom      The EEPROM device on systems with an EEPROM.

     /dev/openprom    The openprom device on systems with an openprom.

     /dev/nvram       The nvram device on PReP systems.

SEE ALSO
     ofctl(8)

BUGS
     The fields and their values are not necessarily well defined on systems with an openprom.
     Your mileage may vary.

     There are a few fields known to exist in some revisions of the EEPROM and/or openprom that
     are not yet supported.  Most notable are those relating to password protection of the EEPROM
     or openprom.

     Avoid gratuitously changing the contents of the EEPROM.  It has a limited number of write
     cycles.

     The date parser isn't very intelligent.

BSD					February 27, 2007				      BSD
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