Gigabyte GA-A320M-DS2 AM4 motherboard and Linux mint

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Gigabyte GA-A320M-DS2 AM4 motherboard and Linux mint

Post by steveis2 » Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:35 am

Hi
I am thinking of buying this motherboard and was wondering if anyone had experience of running Linux on it? I think maybe it would probably be ok but I'm not sure. Any advice would be most welcome.

Regards Steve jarvis

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Re: Gigabyte GA-A320M-DS2 AM4 motherboard and Linux mint

Post by ClixTrix » Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:19 pm

That board uses the A320 Chipset. My AM4 Gigabyte (see my sig) uses the B350 (next step up). The ALC887 codec and LAN are same as mine. Not aware of any current problems outside the usual kernel/video card bugs.

There was a Ryzen kernel bug with Gigabyte known as vector 07 bug on Mint 18.2 (default kernel 4.8 ). It's fixed on Mint 18.3 (default kernel 4.10).

Running great here ..... :D
Linux Mint 18.3 x64 Cinnamon Kernel 4.15.0-32-generic
Gigabyte GA-AB350M-D3H (F20) / Ryzen 5 1600 / Micron Ballistix Sport DDR4 2400 2x8GB / XFX HD5450-1GB
NVMe-SSD Samsung 960 EVO 250GB / SATA-HDD WD1600BEKT 160GB / SATA-SSD Toshiba OCZ VX500 512GB

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Re: Gigabyte GA-A320M-DS2 AM4 motherboard and Linux mint

Post by steveis2 » Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:09 pm

ClixTrix wrote:That board uses the A320 Chipset. My AM4 Gigabyte (see my sig) uses the B350 (next step up). The ALC887 codec and LAN are same as mine. Not aware of any current problems outside the usual kernel/video card bugs.

There was a Ryzen kernel bug with Gigabyte known as vector 07 bug on Mint 18.2 (default kernel 4.8 ). It's fixed on Mint 18.3 (default kernel 4.10).

Running great here ..... :D
Thanks for the info. I'll buy one and install 18.3.

Steve

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Re: Gigabyte GA-A320M-DS2 AM4 motherboard and Linux mint

Post by ClixTrix » Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:47 am

Good luck Steve. Post back if you have questions/problems.
Linux Mint 18.3 x64 Cinnamon Kernel 4.15.0-32-generic
Gigabyte GA-AB350M-D3H (F20) / Ryzen 5 1600 / Micron Ballistix Sport DDR4 2400 2x8GB / XFX HD5450-1GB
NVMe-SSD Samsung 960 EVO 250GB / SATA-HDD WD1600BEKT 160GB / SATA-SSD Toshiba OCZ VX500 512GB

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