master running on gigabyte LGA 1150 boards - with example
PeerCorps Trust Fund
ipc at peercorpstrust.org
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?
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
> 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.
> Matthew Dillon
> <dillon at backplane.com>
Michael L. Wilson
International Project Coordinator
PeerCorps Trust Fund - Tanzania
More information about the Users