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Offline pglover19

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Re: Watchguard Firebox XTM 8 Series
« Reply #180 on: April 11, 2017, 07:19:18 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.

I am eagerly awaiting your results since I own a XTM 810 unit. I would love to be able to control the fans and the LCD/LED.

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Re: Watchguard Firebox XTM 8 Series
« Reply #181 on: April 11, 2017, 08:32:44 pm »
I would love to be able to control the LCD/LED.

You might want to give a try to the lcdproc package, and configure it to use the SDEC driver. This will hopefully let you control the LCD...

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Re: Watchguard Firebox XTM 8 Series
« Reply #182 on: April 11, 2017, 10:01:30 pm »
Yeah the LCD is still SDEC compatible that should work already.

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Re: Watchguard Firebox XTM 8 Series
« Reply #183 on: May 04, 2017, 12:41:44 pm »
I wanted to give you guys an up date as to where I stand, there will be a significant pause ( couple months) in my work on this because of life stuff.

So far this is the status of things:

LCD Back-light / LCD:  Working: no changes where needed.

LED: not working yet:  I have the GPIO system up but need to put some time into tracing the PCB traces to/from the LED pins on the LCD jack and figure out what pin# controls them. I don't want to just turn on/off GP pins because most of them have a dual purposes, so I need to trace the hardware.  The IT8718F has a LED flashing system that may be usable to provide the flashing as well as just on/off depending on what GP Pin# the LEDs are on.  I will focus on this once the fans are all working.

FANS:  Partially working: I can read the speed from 4 of the 5 fans (3 processor fans-can read, 1 case fan-can read, 1 power supply fan-can't read) , but so far can only adjust 1 (case fan) of the 5.  I'm sure that I will get 4 of the 5 working totally as they are controlled by the IT8717F but the power supply fan will not be controllable.

TEMP: Working: I can read all of the temp and voltage registers.
« Last Edit: May 04, 2017, 12:47:02 pm by mppkll »

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Re: Watchguard Firebox XTM 8 Series
« Reply #184 on: August 25, 2017, 11:07:31 pm »

I'm trying to get WGXepc to work in an XTM 800 series, have you had a chance to update it yet?

Can't even hear my self think with these fans running so high.

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Re: Watchguard Firebox XTM 8 Series
« Reply #185 on: August 26, 2017, 10:13:10 am »
No, I have not had a chance to get back at this, I moved and my workshop/office is not yet painted and still in boxes.  I also had to put up another pfsense to run a VPN since the only ISP I could get was Comcast  >:(   In reality because of the things that I need to get done before snow flys on the new property I might not get back to this until winter.

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Re: Watchguard Firebox XTM 8 Series
« Reply #186 on: August 27, 2017, 07:14:28 pm »
Can't even hear my self think with these fans running so high.

Yeah the fans are loud. Like excessively so!

You think all the fans are addressable by the SIO chip?

Steve

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Re: Watchguard Firebox XTM 8 Series
« Reply #187 on: September 03, 2017, 02:57:26 pm »

I have access to other XTM models, actually probably older models too.

Is there a list of models that are fully supported by WGXepc?

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Re: Watchguard Firebox XTM 8 Series
« Reply #188 on: September 03, 2017, 06:54:36 pm »
The X-Core, X-Peak, X-Core/Peak-e and XTM5. Though the XTM5 only has one of it's fans easily addressable.

The SuperIO chip is completely different in the XTM8 as detailed here which makes it more challenging than simply copy/pasting with some new values unfortunately.

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Re: Watchguard Firebox XTM 8 Series
« Reply #189 on: September 29, 2017, 04:20:31 pm »

So if I want to be able to control the LCD and ALL of the internal fans I need to grab a X-Core, X-Peak, or X-Core/Peak-e model and not an XTM5 or 8 at this point?

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« Reply #190 on: October 10, 2017, 11:58:26 am »
Anybody have a backup of the watchguard OS available? I bought this watchguard off ebay and it had pfsense installed... i would like to restore it. any help would be appreciated.

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Re: Watchguard Firebox XTM 8 Series
« Reply #191 on: October 24, 2017, 10:14:57 am »
Or the original firmware so i can get it to recovery mode?

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Re: watchguard XTM 820
« Reply #192 on: October 26, 2017, 03:16:41 am »
Anybody have a backup of the watchguard OS available? I bought this watchguard off ebay and it had pfsense installed... i would like to restore it. any help would be appreciated.

You have got PM  :)


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Re: watchguard XTM 820
« Reply #193 on: October 26, 2017, 09:41:56 am »
Anybody have a backup of the watchguard OS available? I bought this watchguard off ebay and it had pfsense installed... i would like to restore it. any help would be appreciated.

You have got PM  :)


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Thanks... let me give it a try.

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Re: Watchguard Firebox XTM 8 Series
« Reply #194 on: November 07, 2017, 06:57:51 pm »
Did it work ?


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