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cal_l
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Linux Drivers (Mint) for Asus Mainboard and Others

Post by cal_l » Mon May 08, 2017 10:55 am

I am new to Linux and am building my first Linux machine.

I know hardware comparability is important for Linux as not all hardware are supported by Linux or have Linux drivers. So, I am wondering if anyone can advise as to whether we have Linux drivers for the following hardware that I am planning to buy to run on the latest Mint.

Mainboard: ASUS PRIME B250M-K
Mainboard: ASUS H110I-PLUS ITX
CPU: Intel Core i5- 7500 3.4GHz (BX80677I57500)

If there are drivers available, where to get them? And do we also consider the compatibility of RAM, Harddisk, and LAN?

Thank you so much!

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Re: Linux Drivers (Mint) for Asus Mainboard and Others

Post by Pierre » Tue May 09, 2017 6:00 am

Linux is not Windows,
- so the Saying Goes
:)

you don't need many drivers, as a general rule.
- most are inbuilt into the Linux Kernel.

you may need just Two:
- video card
- wifi card
if needed, that is.

Nothing Else Required.
:D

- HDD - - as big as you want
- RAM - at least 4Gb - more is better
- LAN is Automatically detected.
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Re: Linux Drivers (Mint) for Asus Mainboard and Others

Post by cal_l » Tue May 09, 2017 10:55 pm

Thanks for the reply.

I also further searched and found a Asus motherboard Linux-friendly list.

By the way, if I go with the laptop to run MINT, would you suggest Thinkpad X260/X270? Or any other models would you suggest?

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Re: Linux Drivers (Mint) for Asus Mainboard and Others

Post by ricardo06 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:24 am

Hi, I am planning to buy a similar configuration withe the same asus board. What was your experience with Mint 18.x ?
regards
Richard

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Re: Linux Drivers (Mint) for Asus Mainboard and Others

Post by mr_raider » Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:24 am

There are three "drivers" that you may need. Although I would not call them drivers.

1. The intel-microcode package may be needed for some newer CPUs. That can be installed with the driver manager in mint, or from the command line:

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apt install intel-microcode
2. Newer CPUs (Ryzen and Skylake) may require a newer kernel. Go ahead and install the default system, you will get kernel 4.8 or 4.10. If that works fine and your cores and SMT are detected properly, you are fine. If not, upgrade your kernel to the newest 4.13 series using the update manager tool.

3. You may have issues with graphics rendering on Kaby LAke Intel integrated graphics. If you have issues (i.e. software rendering), come back and post here. We can show you how to upgrade your graphics stack.
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Re: Linux Drivers (Mint) for Asus Mainboard and Others

Post by ricardo06 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:38 am

Hi mr_raider, thanks a lot.
I 'll go for it then
Richard

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