master running on gigabyte LGA 1150 boards - with example

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Sat Jan 24 04:37:36 PST 2015

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 ethernet
>     port.
>     The only thing which does not work is the mini-pci-e WIFI module that
>     comes with the mobo (it's an intel model which neither we nor FreeBSD
>     suport yet).  But presumably if one wanted that rather than the ether
>     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 purchased
>     for reference, in case anyone is interested in a similar barebones build.
>     I wanted a quiet but relatively small box with significant mobo resources.
>     Since I've moved to 2.5" form factor drives only and hotswap is really
>     convenient I threw that in too. I went with a high quality non-modular
>     PSU.  The stock cpu cooler works great with the low power haswell cpu.
>     Plenty of space inside for a few more drives screwed into the case mounts
>     but that wasn't my purpose (this isn't a tower).  I never pay the price
>     for bleeding edge so this is mid-range.  I only threw in 8GB of ram (16GB
>     is supported), a small SSD, and a 2-core (4-thread) haswell 3.4GHz cpu.
>     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 headers,
>     tons of USB ports, nice sound (works on master too).  Intel on-core GPU
>     is fully supported by DragonFly.  Mini-pci-e slot on mobo, one PCI-e(16)
>     on mobo.  Case has two PCI-e mounts so there's room for a back-mounted
>     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 current
>     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>

Michael L. Wilson
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PeerCorps Trust Fund - Tanzania

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