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.

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

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

P5Q Specification ATX Form Factor BIOS - AMI Processor Socket

   LGA775 Socket

Compatible Processors

   Celeron Dual Core
   Core 2 Duo
   Core 2 Extreme
   Core 2 Quad
   Pentium Dual Core

64-bit Processors Compatibility Data Bus Speed - 1600 MHz Chipset - Intel P45 Express

Audio - Realtek ALC1200 - High Definition Audio

   7.1 channel surround
   2 x FireWire
   Gigabit Ethernet
   Serial ATA-300 (RAID)
   1 x ATA, 8 x SATA
   12 x USB

RAID Features - Intel Matrix RAID Technology

RAM Speed - Non-ECC


Max Supported Size

   16 GB

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 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:; 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 I went to

goto 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 it finished and I rebooted I got lovely startup music!