master running on gigabyte LGA 1150 boards - with example
dillon at backplane.com
Sat Jan 24 09:01:22 PST 2015
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 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
> > 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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