Re: Debian hardware compatibility
- Date: Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:33:30 +1200
- From: Ben Caradoc-Davies <ben@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Debian hardware compatibility
On 19/04/17 19:52, John Elliot V wrote:
I'm getting a new workstation. Proposed specs are here:
I tried to find out if my new hardware would run Debian stable, but
CPU is Intel Core i7-7700K on an Asus STRIX Z270F mobo. I'm planning to
drive two monitors from the onboard graphics controller, one via DVI the
other via HDMI.
Will Debian (w/ KDE Plasma) run on my new kit, does anybody know?
Both your 7th generation Kaby Lake and the previous 6th generation
Skylake have serious problems with older kernels such as the 3.16.39 in
jessie, especially with integrated graphics. Older kernels also likely
lack support for the i219v ethernet adapter on this board (but it is on
the e1000e module support list for later kernels). You can get 4.9.18
from backports, but why not just install stretch from RC3? stretch is
close to release.
HD 630 iGPU is working fine for me with XFCE on an i7 7700 with one HDMI
output on 4.9.18-1 amd64. I am on sid, but stretch has the same kernel.
I purged xserver-xorg-video-intel because the modesetting driver is
preferred for modern hardware.
Asus UEFI BIOS (H110I-PLUS BIOS 3202) defaults to incorrect turbo boost
multipliers but I was able to manually set the correct "Per CPU" values
in the BIOS. For a 7700K, these should be 45/44/44/44 if you are not
overclocking (base clock 100MHz):
Ben Caradoc-Davies <ben@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Transient Software Limited <http://transient.nz/>