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Re: Watchguard Firebox XTM 8 Series
« Reply #165 on: April 03, 2017, 04:42:36 am »
Will the WGXepc64 program work on the XTM 810? If yes, please answer the following questions:

1. What folder should be the file be stored in?
2. How do you run the program automatically on startup?
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Re: Watchguard Firebox XTM 8 Series
« Reply #166 on: April 03, 2017, 06:53:56 am »
Use whichever installer you used previously on the XTM5 It's the same image type for the XTM8 only the console difference prevents you using it directly.

WGXepc64 will run but may not recognise the box. I've never had access to one to look at the values and add the code.

You can add it to /conf as described here: https://doc.pfsense.org/index.php/PfSense_on_Watchguard_Firebox#Controlling_hardware_with_WGXepc
In Nano that is shared between slices and kept across an upgrade.

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Re: Watchguard Firebox XTM 8 Series
« Reply #167 on: April 03, 2017, 07:42:38 am »
Use whichever installer you used previously on the XTM5 It's the same image type for the XTM8 only the console difference prevents you using it directly.

WGXepc64 will run but may not recognise the box. I've never had access to one to look at the values and add the code.

You can add it to /conf as described here: https://doc.pfsense.org/index.php/PfSense_on_Watchguard_Firebox#Controlling_hardware_with_WGXepc
In Nano that is shared between slices and kept across an upgrade.

Steve

I got pfsense installed on a SSD and assigned the LAN interface to em0.

How do I run the WGXepc program on start up? Is there a startup file somewhere?

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Re: Watchguard Firebox XTM 8 Series
« Reply #168 on: April 03, 2017, 12:06:51 pm »
You can use shellcmd to run it at startup, either via the package or manually entering the xml:
https://doc.pfsense.org/index.php/Executing_commands_at_boot_time

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Re: Watchguard Firebox XTM 8 Series
« Reply #169 on: April 03, 2017, 08:10:49 pm »
Received the XTM 810 today and I can't get pfsense to boot from a SSD. Additionally I can't get vga to work. What am I going to do?

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Re: Watchguard Firebox XTM 8 Series
« Reply #170 on: April 03, 2017, 09:08:13 pm »
Got it all working finally.. I had the pin configuration on the make shift VGA cable outlined in this thread wrong. Now able to see pfsense on the screen and configure the LAN and WAN interfaces. I will complete the remaining configuration from the WEB GUI...

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Re: Watchguard Firebox XTM 8 Series
« Reply #171 on: April 03, 2017, 10:11:28 pm »
Here are some photos of my make shift VGA connector based on some posts in this thread.
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Re: Watchguard Firebox XTM 8 Series
« Reply #172 on: April 04, 2017, 07:52:40 pm »
The  WGXepc64 program does not work on the XTM 810. What option do I have to turn down the fans?

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Re: Watchguard Firebox XTM 8 Series
« Reply #173 on: April 05, 2017, 07:26:46 am »
You may be able to set the target temperature or the minimum fan speed in the BIOS. The PSU fan is not controllable though obviously.
It looks like there are some settings there: https://forum.pfsense.org/index.php?topic=61970.msg334448#msg334448

Replace the fans with quieter ones is always an option.

Steve

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Re: Watchguard Firebox XTM 8 Series
« Reply #174 on: April 05, 2017, 09:46:55 am »
You may be able to set the target temperature or the minimum fan speed in the BIOS. The PSU fan is not controllable though obviously.
It looks like there are some settings there: https://forum.pfsense.org/index.php?topic=61970.msg334448#msg334448

Replace the fans with quieter ones is always an option.

Steve

I thought the BIOS was locked.

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Re: Watchguard Firebox XTM 8 Series
« Reply #175 on: April 05, 2017, 11:05:20 am »
I might be, I don't have access to one of these boxes to check. It was on the XTM5.

In which case swapping out the fans might be your best option. Or unlocking the BIOS yourself.  ;)

I assume WGXepc reports it did't find a firebox?

Steve

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Re: Watchguard Firebox XTM 8 Series
« Reply #176 on: April 05, 2017, 11:09:50 am »
I might be, I don't have access to one of these boxes to check. It was on the XTM5.

In which case swapping out the fans might be your best option. Or unlocking the BIOS yourself.  ;)

I assume WGXepc reports it did't find a firebox?

Steve

Yes... That is the message I received..

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Re: Watchguard Firebox XTM 8 Series
« Reply #177 on: April 10, 2017, 08:10:57 pm »
Stephenw10,

I'm getting "ELF interpreter /libexec/lad-elf.so.1 not found, error 8" when I try to run WGXepc. An I missing something?  This is a fresh install from a memstick image to a SDD running on the XTM 810.  Also how would one go about finding the hardware registers to add to WGXepc?  I have a copy of the BIOS and some documentation from lanner on the FW-8750 MB that the XTM 8 is based.

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Re: Watchguard Firebox XTM 8 Series
« Reply #178 on: April 11, 2017, 05:31:59 pm »
It's probably the 32bit version on a 64bit install (or vice versa).

As you say there's no code in there for the XTM8 (yet) anyway.

You can see how we found the registers for the XTM5 here (and in the previous few posts):
https://forum.pfsense.org/index.php?topic=43574.msg261279#msg261279

It wouldn't surprise me to find they are in the the exact same place on the XTM8.

Steve

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Re: Watchguard Firebox XTM 8 Series
« Reply #179 on: April 11, 2017, 06:45:11 pm »
I've figured out a lot since last post,

1st the Super IO chip is a IT8718F and it is handleing the both the environmental control and gpio.

2nd I was able to extract the modules from the BIOS and found that some of the super IO devices are disabled (COM port 1 most importantly) so changing settings in an unlocked BIOS still wont help that.  Also some close inspection of the hardware, TTL to RS232 chips are missing from the MB so COM 1 is a write off.

3rd I got the datasheets from the Super IO chip and have figured out how to set the chip into MB PnP mode to read and change a fan control register (there are 5 fans controls and 3 temp registers).

4th I hope you don't mind, I am working on a new version of the WGXepc for the XTM 8 only (as the super IO is different), I'm focusing on fan control but I think LCD and LED may be possable, looking at the BIOS Super IO boot and register blocks it looks like parallel port and 3 GPIO pins are in use for the LCD/LED/Keypad board.  Of course I will post it as I go.
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