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Re: Mainboard for Debian stable

On 12/29/2011 08:11 AM, Paul van der Vlis wrote:

I am selling Debian pre-installed desktops, but I cannot get the
mainboards I've used anymore. Can somebody advice me a mainboard what
works fine with Debian stable?

A backported kernel or CSS firmware is not a big problem, but I don't
like installing closed source drivers.

I want a network driver what's in Debian. In the past I had problems
with the Realtek 8111E what is in most motherboards today (in lspci this
is called "RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller
[10ec:8168] (rev 06)").  Does this work now with Debian 6.0.3?
I don't find anything about it in the release notes.

Normally I use AMD/Ati boards from Asus, but Intel is fine too.

With regards,
Paul van der Vlis.

I can't really offer any specific model recommendations, but what I will recommend is to go with an Asus brand motherboard. This is because lm-sensors has an ACPI driver that works with Asus boards and returns much more information than what you get from most other motherboards.

For example, on an Asus board I get this:

$ sensors
Adapter: ACPI interface
Vcore Voltage:      +1.21 V  (min =  +0.80 V, max =  +1.60 V)
 +3.3 Voltage:      +3.31 V  (min =  +2.97 V, max =  +3.63 V)
 +5 Voltage:        +5.02 V  (min =  +4.50 V, max =  +5.50 V)
 +12 Voltage:      +12.32 V  (min = +10.20 V, max = +13.80 V)
CPU FAN Speed:     1591 RPM  (min =  600 RPM)
CHASSIS1 FAN Speed:1493 RPM  (min =  600 RPM)
POWER FAN Speed:      0 RPM  (min =  600 RPM)
CPU Temperature:    +33.0°C  (high = +60.0°C, crit = +95.0°C)
MB Temperature:     +35.0°C  (high = +45.0°C, crit = +95.0°C)

And on a non-Asus I get this:

$ sensors
Adapter: Virtual device
temp1:        +52.5°C  (crit = +126.0°C)

Hope this helps!
-- Kevin

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