master running on gigabyte LGA 1150 boards - with example
t+dfbsd at timdarby.net
Sat Jan 24 12:21:28 PST 2015
+1 for the Acer C720. This laptop greatly exceeded my expectations,
especially for the price. True, the keyboard isn't the greatest, but it's
On Sat, Jan 24, 2015 at 10:01 AM, Matthew Dillon <dillon at backplane.com>
> Ah, yes, that was my review. I need to amend it now that I've had the
> system76 for a while. The hardware is still quite nice, but there are two
> problems with it. One is that the case is pretty flimsy (it's easy to bend
> the screen). The second is that the keyboard sucks. The keys are spaced
> wrong and pressure at a slight angle has too much resistance so I'm
> constantly missing keys and stressing my fingers out. I'll see if I can
> amend that review.
> The Acer C720 and C720P on the other hand, even though they have a smaller
> screen and slower cpu, have a better keyboard. Still a laptop keyboard so
> not even remotely as good as the mechanical keyboard I use with my
> workstation, but at least it is spaced properly.
> On Sat, Jan 24, 2015 at 4:37 AM, PeerCorps Trust Fund <
> ipc at peercorpstrust.org> wrote:
>> This is a very useful config. Thanks for suggesting it. It really does
>> make putting together systems for Dragonfly all the more easier when
>> recommended hardware is made known.
>> Speaking of which, I came across this while browsing:
>> Based on that, I am assuming that the Gazelle Pro from System76 is
>> definitely on the recommended for Dragonfly list?
>> - Mike
>> On 01/23/2015 09:50 PM, Matthew Dillon wrote:
>> > DragonFly's master branch will now boot on Gigabyte LGA 1150 mobos
>> > and related Intel cpus. It required only a few minor adjustments to
>> > work around bugs in Gigabytes ACPI, adding the gpu chipset id to the
>> > list, and a new port of the if_alc driver to support the second
>> > port.
>> > The only thing which does not work is the mini-pci-e WIFI module
>> > comes with the mobo (it's an intel model which neither we nor
>> > suport yet). But presumably if one wanted that rather than the
>> > hard port one could get an Atheros or IWN mini-pci-e card to
>> replace it.
>> > I have put together a newegg parts list of the last test box I
>> > for reference, in case anyone is interested in a similar barebones
>> > I wanted a quiet but relatively small box with significant mobo
>> > Since I've moved to 2.5" form factor drives only and hotswap is
>> > convenient I threw that in too. I went with a high quality
>> > PSU. The stock cpu cooler works great with the low power haswell
>> > Plenty of space inside for a few more drives screwed into the case
>> > but that wasn't my purpose (this isn't a tower). I never pay the
>> > for bleeding edge so this is mid-range. I only threw in 8GB of ram
>> > is supported), a small SSD, and a 2-core (4-thread) haswell 3.4GHz
>> > Which is pretty damn fast.
>> > Total as listed $525 before taxes.
>> > The motherboard resources are impressive. DVI + HDMI x 2 (total of
>> > 2 monitors can be driven). Two ethernet hard ports. 6 x SATA-3
>> > tons of USB ports, nice sound (works on master too). Intel on-core
>> > is fully supported by DragonFly. Mini-pci-e slot on mobo, one
>> > on mobo. Case has two PCI-e mounts so there's room for a
>> > in-PCI-mount 2.5" hot-swap bay too if one wanted one (or two).
>> > I don't know re: external graphics card. Generally speaking our
>> > DRM wants to use the mobo GPU if it has one.
>> > The computer draws only around 20 watts when on and idle.
>> > -Matt
>> > Matthew Dillon
>> > <dillon at backplane.com>
>> Michael L. Wilson
>> International Project Coordinator
>> PeerCorps Trust Fund - Tanzania
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