Asus P5Q

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P5Q works fine with Kubuntu / MythBuntu / Ubuntu 8.10 Hardy Heron. The P5Q comes in a few different variants I have just tested the P5Q variant, not the P5Q-Deluxe or any other variant, it has also been successfully used with LinuxMCE 710 using the drivers indicated below by completing the full installation and then adding the drivers to a completed LinuxMCE installation.

The majority of components work out of the box; with the exceptions Ethernet requires you to install drivers which can be located in the driver package (see instructions below) Software RAID using MDADM has been used successfully but not using the motherboard based RAID booting off the PATA drive has been successful but booting off the SATA ports has not been tested Linux seems to be sensitive to the SATA BIOS settings, the options in the 1004 version of the BIOS are Disabled, AHCI, RAID, IDE Compatible

It has been tested with an Intel Q6600 Quad core processor, PCIe 16x Nvidia GeForce 8500 512Mb card and a Hauppauge Nova-T 500 Dual DVB tuner card


on Ubuntu 7.10 and previous require manual installation of Audio is required; drivers installation instructions are below


P5Q Specification

  • Form Factor
ATX 12"x 8.8" (30.5cm x 22.4cm)
  • Socket
LGA 775
  • Supported Processors
Celeron
Celeron Dual Core
Core 2 Duo
Core 2 Extreme
Core 2 Quad
Pentium Dual Core
64-bit Processor (Intel 05B/05A/06) Compatibility
  • FSB
1600 / 1333 / 1066 / 800 MHz
  • Chipset
Intel P45 Express
Audio Realtek ALC1200 - High Definition Audio
   7.1 channel surround
   2 x FireWire
   Gigabit Ethernet
   ATA-133
   Serial ATA-300 (RAID)
   1 x ATA, 8 x SATA
   12 x USB

RAID Features - Intel Matrix RAID Technology

RAM Speed - Non-ECC

   DDR2 SDRAM
   PC2-5300
   PC2-6400
   PC2-8500
   PC2-9600

Max Supported Size

   16 GB

BIOS - AMI BIOS Features

   ASUS EZ Flash 2
   ASUS MyLogo2
   ASUS O.C. Profile
   DMI 2.0 support
   SMBIOS 2.4 support
   WfM 2.0 support

Hardware Features

   ASUS 3rd Generation 8-phase Power Design
   ASUS AI Direct Link
   ASUS AI Nap
   ASUS AI NET2
   ASUS Drive Xpert
   ASUS EPU-6 Engine
   ASUS Express Gate
   ASUS Fan Xpert
   ASUS Noise Filter
   ASUS Precision Tweaker 2
   ASUS Q-Connector
   ASUS Q-Shield
   ASUS Stepless Frequency Selection (SFS)
   C.P.R. (CPU Parameter Recall)
   Chassis intrusion detection
   CrashFree BIOS 3
   Heat pipe chipset cooling
   Teaming Technology

Manual Settings

   Memory voltage
   PCI Express x16 slot frequency
   Processor core voltage

Sleep / Wake Up

   Wake on LAN (WOL)
   Wake on ring (WOR)

To install the LAN Driver Download the linux driver from: http://support.asus.com/download/dow...model=P5KPL-CM; click drivers to find it in the list.

un zip, the package. un-rar (uncompress) the contents of 'l1e-l2e-linux-v1.0.0.4.rar' to <HOME_DIR>/LinuxDrivers/L1e_Lan/l1e-l2e-linux-v1.0.0.4

Open a terminal and cd into <HOME_DIR>/LinuxDrivers/L1e_Lan/l1e-l2e-linux-v1.0.0.4/src Enter 'sudo make' then 'sudo make install' This puts a driver in /lib/modules/2.6.24-16-generic/kernel/drivers/net/atl1e/at1le.ko run: 'sudo insmod ./atl1e.ko'l1e-l2e-linux-v1.0.0.4.t

To manually install the Audio drivers

Search for ALSA and select the following for install / upgrade

alsa-base alsa-oss alsa-firmware-loaders also-tools alsa-utils alsaplayer-alsa alsaplayer-common alsaplayer-gtk analog libasound2 libasound2-plugins libesd-alsa0 - upgrade libsdl1.2debian-alsa linux-sound-base

then:

goto www.realtek.com.tw select downloads on the left hand side sleect computer peripheral ics->pc audio codecs->High Definition Audio Codecs check the box and click ok once enabled. find the linux download for Linux driver (2.4 or 2.6) download the file; extract it. open the directory that you extracted the files to in a console window. run 'sudo sh install /..' this last command takes quite a few minutes to run (all on it's own; no interaction required and streams of text will go through the console window)

when, reboot and you're finished.

Notes on the P5Q-Deluxe

The p5q deluxe has been tested on Ubuntu 8.04 and 8.10 beta. There was no need to download any additional drivers for the network card or for basic support of the soudcard. To get the digital-audio out of the ADC2000B chipset to work, the 2.6.27 kernel neeeded to be patched. The patches required are discused here [ http://robbat2.livejournal.com/232122.html ]. The patches should be merged into the 2.6.28 kernel.