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 ATX Form Factor BIOS - AMI Processor Socket
Celeron 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 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
ASUS EZ Flash 2 ASUS MyLogo2 ASUS O.C. Profile DMI 2.0 support SMBIOS 2.4 support WfM 2.0 support
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
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-v184.108.40.206.rar' to <HOME_DIR>/LinuxDrivers/L1e_Lan/l1e-l2e-linux-v220.127.116.11
Open a terminal and cd into <HOME_DIR>/LinuxDrivers/L1e_Lan/l1e-l2e-linux-v18.104.22.168/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-v22.214.171.124.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
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.