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Micro-ITX

Vendor Model Processor
Vendor
Chipset Supports
default Kernel
SUSE Release 64bit Supported Comments
10.1 10.2 10.3 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3
Aopen i945GTt-VFA Intel Mobile Intel® 945GM Express Chipset Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png NotApplicable.png Supports Core Duo - Yonah
Intel D945GCLF Intel Intel® 945GC and ICH7 Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Opensuse 11 (32bit) works fine 100% out of the box, 0 kernel problems/errors unlike with most other distro's at time of writing this-> 64bit OpenSUSE also works great, just make sure you use the 'splash=0' kernel parameter with this board, otherwise it might not boot up!
Zotac IONITX F-E Zotac IonITX F-E Intel Nvidia Ion Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Intel Atom DualCore N330, Atheros N Mini-PCIE wireless, Nivida GeForce 9400 M graphics. can support 4GB of ram. everything worked out of the box. all i had to do was install nvidia graphics for 3d acceleration. HDMI and SPDIF has not been tested.

ITX

Vendor Model Processor
Vendor
Chipset Supports
default Kernel
SUSE Release 64bit Supported Comments
10.1 10.2 10.3 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3
VIA EPIA SN-Series VIA

VIA VT8251 South Bridge VIA CN896 North Bridge

Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-cross.png Installation Ok for 10.3, video, dual LAN, USB, CF drive, audio. lm_sensors need upgrade to 2.6.24 + patch ; CF full speed need kernel patch ; e_powersaved need kernel patch (detailed can be found here (FR). Some small issues with USB & Sound, but it works.
Kontron 986LCD-M/mITX Intel Intel® 945GM and Intel® ICH7R Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Installation Ok. Board also supported by Coreboot. Board is sometimes also available with S-Video. To configure S-Video, the LVDS monitor must be disabled, see alsoTV-Out on Intel 945GM.
Jetway NC81-LF AMD AMD 780G and SB700 Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Installation Ok. radeonhd does not support sideport memory - you must set UMA only in BIOS. lmsensors support for f71862fg SuperIO chip in 11.2, not 11.1.

Micro-ATX

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Vendor Model Most Recent
Release
Smolt
Profile
Hardware Support (Out of the Box Only) Special Comment
Chipset Onboard GFX (HW Accelerated) Audio LAN Storage
2D 3D
Intel D915GAG 11.2A0 Profile Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png
ASUS P8H61-Mpro 11.4 x86-64 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png bios settings: Advanced mode-> Sata configuration: sata mode = AHCI; hot plug = disabled
ASUS M3A78 11.1 x86-64 Profile Icon-checked.png NotApplicable.png NotApplicable.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png
ASUS M3A78-EM 11.1 x86-64 Profile Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Everything works pretty well. I have seen some video performance problems on and off with the Radeon HD 3200 as well as some issues with the ALC1200 sound on KDE4 (sometimes stops working)
ASUS M3N78-VM 11.2 x86-64 Profile Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Everthing works great. All components were detected and configured properly.
ASUS Z170M-PLUS 13.1 x86-64 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-cross.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png BIOS needs version 0408 or better (from ASUS). Ethernet chip needs e1000e module, version 3.2.4.2 or better (Intel).
ASUS Z170M-PLUS 42.1 x86-64 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png BIOS needs version 0408 or better (from ASUS).
BIOSTAR MCP6P M2+ 11.1 Profile Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Sound did not work in OpenSuse 10.3 but everything is fine in 11.1. Did not test 64bit.
Foxconn P55M01 R1.1 13.2 NotApplicable.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Everything works pretty well out-of-the-box.

Old Table

Vendor Model Processor
Vendor
Chipset Supports
default Kernel
SUSE Release 64bit Supported Comments
10.1 10.2 10.3 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3
Abit IP-95[1] Celeron D VIA® P4M890 Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Im not using onboard Nvidia/PNY 7300gs graphics
ASROCK K7S41GX AMD SiS 963L Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png NotApplicable.png
ASROCK ALiveNF7G-HDready AMD nForce 630A MCP Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-cross.png Icon-cross.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png NotApplicable.png Freeze when SATA Ports are used.
ASUS P5K-VM Intel Core 2 Intel G33 Chipset Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Works great!. All motherboard components were detected no problem, video/audio/ethernet/usb/firewire/spdif out/sata.
ASUS M2N-VM DVI AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ nForce 630a Chipset Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png There was no clean installation as the OS was just migrated from an old (32-bit) machine to a brand new PC. (Although, I'm pretty sure a 64 bit SUSE will work here also. Will probably test it and submit the results here.) The onboard video adapter was properly configured using nvidia-xconfig after installing the latest drivers from a repository, the sound card and the network adapter work perfectly (the second one is connected to a gigabit LAN).
ASUS M3A78-CM AM2/AM2+ 780V Chipset Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Used for server, did not test audio or video besides text-mode. Runs rock-stable.
ASUS P5N-MX Intel LGA775 core2 duo nForce 610a Chipset Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png bug triggered by cifs or streaming ethernet traffic(see Bugzilla number 409484). Not tested with integrated graphics since I am using a graphics card.
ASUS P5QL-EM Intel LGA775 core2 quad Intel G43 Intel ICH10 Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Initial issues with the onboard graphics (driver), but now OK. Ongoing issues with sound, but I believe more of an issue created by phonon than the board itself. Otherwise, very good.
Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H AMD AMD® 780G(1)(2) Icon-checked.png(2) Icon-cross.png Icon-cross.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png (1) SATA does not work prior to 11.0 (2) Soft-RAID does not work, only ACHI & ATA modes (3) Only from 11.0 Audio & LAN work out-of-box; Radeon HD 3200 works fine with fglrx incld. 3d. Board is stable in 11.0 incld 64-bit. HDMI audio will work under 11.1: 1) Disable audio in BIOS (yes! disable audio in BIOS), create /etc/asound.conf: pcm.!default {
    type plug
    slave {
       pcm "hw:0,3"
       format S16_LE
    }
 }

That is for HDMI audio to a monitor with 2-channel sound, did not test for surround sound. This was tested with newst fglrx from repo, crashing issue is resolved.

Gigabyte GA-E7AUM-DS2H Intel NVIDIA GeForce 9400 Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png installs out of the box, but without nvidia drivers (unsure whether the drivers support this HW yet, i could not make them work anyway).
Gigabyte GA-965GM-S2 INTEL Core 2

Intel G965 North Bridge Intel ICH8 South Bridge

Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Had some problems with onboard ethernet(Marvel 8056), works fine in 11.1.
Intel D201GLY Intel (comes with integrated Celeron CPU) SIS662 Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-cross.png The SiS662 - Mirage*1 graphic card has problems. It gives a distorted image at resolutions > 1024*768. Try using the Xorg VESA driver
Intel DG33TL Intel Pentium Dual Core E2140 Intel G33 Express Chipset Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png ACPI issue stopped install from running (blank screen after kernel loaded), turning off ACPI allowed install to run but with only one core detected. Adding pci=nommconf to the kernel boot string instead of disabling ACPI allowed install to proceed with both cores detected. You might need to flash the bios, Intel provides an OS independent update that you can burn to a CD. After that, installation went smoothly, openSUSE detected everything, all components work.
Intel® DQ965GF Intel Pentium D 940 Intel Q965 Express Chipset Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Onboard graphics not in use (PCIe graphics adapter installed). All components detected by default install, no problems, rock stable.
MSI K9VGM-V AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core 4000+ [VIA K8M890+VT8237a Chipset] Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Partially tested. System installs fine on default. Finds sound and sound herd in all speakers(5.1). SATA,IDE controllers work fine.
ASUS P5VD2-VM SE INTEL sk LGA775
  • VIA P4M900 North Bridge
  • VIA VT8237S South Bridge
Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Use Yast to set audio chipset Realtek ALC662: snd-hda-intel; model=3stack-6ch-dig; position_fix=0

VIA video card drivers problematic

ASUS M2N-MX SE PLUS AM2+ nForce 610 Chipset Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png To get ACPI working disable the MCP61ACPI HPET TABLE from BIOS. For the sound card set the model with yast

to 3stack. LAN is working fine, USB too. The onboard Geforce 6100 card is detected properly, but without the proprietary NVIDIA drivers there is a little hang up when starting the X server

ASUS P5N73-CM 775 Lga nForce 630i Chipset Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png
ASUS M2N68-AM SE2 AM2+ Nvidia Geforce 7025 \ nForce 630a (MCP68 SE) Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Was unable to setup 3D rendering using the Nvidia drivers. Had to use the older G01 drivers to enable proper video support for higher resolutions and video playback through mplayer. UPDATE: Newest Nvidia driver now works using openSUSE 11.2. All 3D rendering now present.

Mini-ATX

Vendor Model Processor
Vendor
Chipset Supports
default Kernel
SUSE Release 64bit Supported Comments
10.1 10.2 10.3 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3
abit AN-M2 AMD GeForce7025/nForce 630a chipset Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-cross.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png As of OpenSUSE 11.0, everything works. On-board sound did not work with 10.3. This board doesn't support DDR2-800 though! (despite the specs) only up to DDR2-667.
ASUS P5SD2-X Intel SIS656 chipset Icon-cross.png Icon-cross.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-cross.png SATA drive not detected (but works if you use only PATA drive)
ASUS P5VD2-MX Intel VIA P4M890 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png
ASUS M2A-VM AMD AMD 690G Chipset Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png OpenSUSE 10.3 installation works great after disabling HPET-Timer in BIOS which is only useful for Windows Vista. Configuration: AMD Athlon 64X2 4800+ AM2 socket, SATA Disk and DVD.
ASUS M3N78-VM AMD AM2+ nForce Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Everything works out of the box. I use it with an AMD Phenom 9950. This board lives up to its spec with DDR2 800 and 1066 support (unlike many others I tried, that started crashing above DDR2-667).
ASUS MNPV-VM AMD sk AM2 nForce NF430 Chipset Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png OK, use Yast to set audio chipset AD1986a: position-fix=1; model=3stack

[4600x2 64 2Gb DDRII 800Mhz 4xHDD 250Gb SATA Raid5]

Foxconn a7GM-S AMD2 AM2+ AMD®780G Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Works with an Athlon 64 LE, very energy efficient combo.

Installed everything out of the box - Above Audio chipset Not available in 10.3>>Installs MCP51 High Definition Audio. Using Ver10.3 64bit>>System AM2 6000+ 2GB DDR2 500GB SATA HDD

VIA EPIA SP-Series VIA
  • CN400 North Bridge
  • VT8237 South Bridge
Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png NotApplicable.png Please read this: DMA & VT8235 Lock-up

Disable CPU frequency management (powersave options)!

XFX 8200 AMD AM2+ nForce Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Works ok, except on-board sound has weird noise problems with AMD Phenom 9950. This board lives up to its spec with DDR2 800 and 1066 support (unlike many others I tried, that started crashing above DDR2-667).

ATX

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Vendor Model Most Recent
Release
Smolt
Profile
Hardware Support (Out of the Box Only) Special Comment
Chipset Onboard GFX (HW Accelerated) Audio LAN Storage
2D 3D
Asus Crosshair IV Formula 11.4 Profile Icon-checked.png NotApplicable.png NotApplicable.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Everything works.WD Caviar Black 6.0Gb/s HD, XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 PCI-e Graphics Card, G.Skill 4 GB (2x2GB) 240 pin DDR3 1333 Mem, AMD Phenom II Quad-core AM3 CPU
Asrock 4CoreDualVSTA 11.3 Profile Icon-checked.png NotApplicable.png NotApplicable.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png
ASUS M4A78T-E 11.3 Profile Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png All components work out of the box
ASUS M4A87TD/USB3 11.3 Icon-checked.png NotApplicable.png NotApplicable.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png All components work out of the box
ASUS P7P55 LE 11.4 Profile Icon-checked.png NotApplicable.png NotApplicable.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png
ASUS P8P67 Deluxe 11.4 Profile Icon-checked.png NotApplicable.png NotApplicable.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png When having sound issue consult this article. Bluetooth adapter is detected but not working atm.
ASUS H87 pro 13.1 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png some initial challenges

1) stock grub2 loader (grubx64.efi) from 13.1 error booting linux "invalid sector size 65535". an outdated grub2 (installer) is bundled in the DVD distribution for 13.1 solution: some clues from: http://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?35382#discussion apparently the stock open suse 13.1 DVD seemed to be distributed with an 'older' version of grub2 the EFI loader that gives an invalid sector size error. I'm not sure if this is a board related error.

The issue is resolved by updating grub2 from the update repositories and re-doing all the grub2 install.

this bummer is initially a road block getting linux to boot off HD. this can be resolved with a grub 2 update and grub2-install done properly.

2) pwmconfig / fancontrol didn't work in the stock 3.11.6 kernel that needs to be fixed with an updated nct6775 driver http://www.spinics.net/lists/lm-sensors/msg40575.html https://github.com/groeck/nct6775

or basically get/compile/install a more updated kernel with the newer nct6775 hwmon driver delivered in the upstream.

after fixing the issues the board seemed to work pretty well with most functionalities: lan, usb, gpu (video), audio etc supported within linux opensuse 13.1. linux kvm/qemu (virtualization) works pretty well but it's not sure if there is dependencies to the board

https://forums.opensuse.org/showthread.php/493659-Hardware-motherboard-experience-for-new-PC?p=2650537#post2650537

Biostar TA890FXE Ver. 5.x 11.4 Icon-checked.png NotApplicable.png NotApplicable.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png All components work out of the box.
Gigabyte GA-MA770-UD3 12.1 Profile Icon-checked.png NotApplicable.png NotApplicable.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png The BIOS that came with the motherboard was somewhat corrupt, but flashing to the latest version fixed all issues.
Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 13.1 Profile Icon-cross.png NotApplicable.png NotApplicable.png Icon-checked.png Icon-cross.png Icon-checked.png This applies to any other Gigabyte 990/970 AM3+ motherboard

The BIOS is not properly compatible with the Linux kernel out of the box. In order for the kernel to properly detect the USB 2.0 ports, the USB 3.0 ports, and the network card, you must turn on the IOMMU controller in the BIOS then add iommu=soft to the kernel boot parameters. You can do this either in the Yast bootloader module or directly in /etc/default/grub (then run grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg as root).

Intel D955XBK 11.1 Profile Icon-checked.png NotApplicable.png NotApplicable.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png

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Vendor Model Processor
Vendor
Chipset Supports
default Kernel
SUSE Release 64bit Sup-
ported
Comments
10.1 10.2 10.3 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3
Albatron KX400 + PRO-C AMD VIA KT333 Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png NotApplicable.png All components work on default install.
Abit IP35-e Intel Intel® P35 Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Installing from CD doesn't work because of the JMicron PATA controller which is cannot be set to AHCI in the BIOS as suggested here: SDB:CD not found problem. I fixed it by copying the installation files to a USB disk and installing from there
Abit KN8-SLi AMD nVidia nForce 4-SLi Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png All components work out of the box.
Asrock 4CoreDual - SATA2 Intel VIA PT880 Pro/Ultra Northbridge, VIA8237S Southbridge Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png NotApplicable.png Sata Controller Module Compatibility Problems with default installation, must use IDE/PATA Controller. Sound Card Module not working with default installation (with VIA 82x modules)
Asrock ALiveSATA2 - GLAN AMD Athlon™ 64FX / 64X2 / 64 and Sempron Processors Northbridge: VIA® K8T890 CF, Southbridge: VIA® VT8237A Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png All components work on default install.
Asrock K7VT4A PRO Athlon / Sempron VIA KT400A Northbridge, VIA8237 Southbridge Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png NotApplicable.png Also SUSE-10.0. Not that this board has compatibility problems with Intel e1000 Gigabit NICs. See Bug No 350963. Problem seams to be in all kernel versions until today.
ASUS A7N8X Deluxe NVidia nForce NF2 Chipset Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png NotApplicable.png OK! (Also worked ok on SuSE-9.2 and 9.3)
ASUS A8V deluxe VIA VIA K8T800 Pro Chipset Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png NotApplicable.png All components work on 64 bit default install (no ASUS drivers needed)
ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png
ASUS A8N5X NVidia nForce NF4 Chipset Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png OK!! on 64 bit def. install (no ASUS or ext. drv for mobo)

[3700+/2x1Gb,DDR400,King./WD CaviarSE,80GB,IDE/NVidia6200,PCIex]

ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe NVidia nForce NF4 Sli Chipset Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png With latest system installed All OK!! on 64 bit, works out-of-box. Only problem is suspend2ram that always crashs, in any force option.
ASUS K8V SE Deluxe VIA VIA K8T800 Pro Chipset Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png All components work flawlessly.
ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe AMD nForce NF570 SLI Chipset Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Suse found everything with the latest BIOS version. Right chipset, Sata disk etc. /

Works perfectly with the latest Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 6000+ & nVidia video card GeForce 7600 GS : all compiz fusion effects are OK.

ASUS M2N4-SLI AMD nForce NF500 SLI Chipset Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png openSUSE detected everything during installation. Ethernet had to be set to DHCP in the first instance. System used only IDE-based drives (will test SATA soon). Also used a PCI sound card. (For me both sata and ide cd/dvd drives present and working fine, needed to use sata dvd drive for install, using 64bit. NOTE: I've tested SATA - all working fully and it's fast...
ASUS M3A AMD (Socket AM2+) AMD770 + SB600 Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png

64-bit comment:

  • Audio
  • Did not test integrated NIC with ISP

Component works out of the box with stereo sound, Surround Sound 5.1 works with Alsa 1.0.20-39.1.

ASUS M3A78 Pro AMD (Socket AM2+) AMD780G + SB700 Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Components working out of the box, even Surround Sound (Realtek ALC1200 Chipset). Graphik and HDMI Interface not tested/needed
ASUS M3N72-D AMD (Socket AM2+) NVIDIA nForce 750a SLI Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png All components working out of the box, including audio. Integrated video was not tested.
ASUS M3N-H/HDMI AMD (AM2+) NVIDIA GeForce 8300 (MCP78S) Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png All on-board components (Graphics, SATA, LAN, USB, Sound) work on x86_64 default install. For X11 the nvidia-gfxG02, version >= 180.44 required. Enabling AMD C1E (disabled in BIOS by default) makes some problems (no wakeup, instability).
ASUS M4A79T Deluxe AMD Phenom II AMD 790FX/SB750 chipset Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png
ASUS P4V800-X Intel P4 (HT) Socket 478 VIA PT800 Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png NotApplicable.png Everthing works without a glitch, no drivers needed. It is recommended to update your BIOS to version 1008. Warning, use afudos v2.07 (or later) or ASUS update v5.21 (or later) to update 1008 bios. DO NOT use Ezflash to update 1008 BIOS!! You will destroy the BIOS and will end up with a dead pc! If this happens to you, you can buy a new programmed BIOS-chip here: http://www.flashbios.org
ASUS P5B-E Intel Core™2 Intel P965 chipset Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png NotApplicable.png Problem. JMicron JMB363 (PATA-SATA) controller. Please read this: SDB:CD not found problem
ASUS P5B-VM Intel Core™2 Intel P965 chipset Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Problem. JMicron JMB363 (PATA-SATA) controller. Please read this: SDB:CD not found problem. On board video some support - trying to track down drivers. Problem also with SATA when memory is 4Gb : data corruption on disk, even with last bios (901). No network support before suse 10.2. Hardware raid can only be use with PATA + SATA ; no SATA-SATA raid... Soft Raid works perfectly.
ASUS P5B-Deluxe Intel Core™2 Intel P965 chipset Icon-checked.png Icon-cross.png Icon-checked.png(1) Icon-checked.png(1)(2) Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png (1)For <11.0, see SDB:CD not found problem., (2) Needs "agp=off" as a kernel parameter for safe booting.
ASUS P5K Intel - Socket 775 P35/ICH9 Chipset Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Runs out of the box, the installation found everything.

64bit 10.3 Install runs out of the box too.

ASUS P5K - E/WiFi - AP Intel - Socket 775 P35/ICH9R Chipset Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Runs out of the box, the installation found everything, include Wi-Fi.

64bit 11.0 Install runs out of the box too.

ASUS Maximus Formula Intel - Socket 775 X38/ICH9 Chipset Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Runs out of the box, the installation found everything.

Should be same for P5E, as these boards are almost identical. NOTE: coretemp module must be patched to monitor core temperatures with E8XXX processors.

ASUS P5KR Intel - Socket 775 P35/ICH9 Chipset Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png SuSE 10.3: PATA Jmicron Driver not working with original kernel. Kernel update to 2.6.22.13-0.3 or later is required to use the Jmicron PATA. BIOS: SATA-DVD drive only recognized if SATA is set to compatible mode. Jmicron must be set to AHCI (IDE oder RAID not working).
ASUS P5LD2 Deluxe Intel Intel 945P/ICH7R chipset Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Suse found everything. Right chipset etc.
ASUS P5LD2-V Intel Intel® 945G Express Chipset Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png NotApplicable.png
ASUS P5N-E SLI Intel - Socket LGA 775 NVidia Nforce® 650i SLI Chipset Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Everything worked on default install - including sound, ethernet, Jmicron Raid, after BIOS flash to version 0401. 4Gb ready. Carefull, when delivered with bios 0401, the upgrade to later bios needs the dos tools : EZ Bios reject BIN files. With next versions (0505/0608) - OK.
ASUS P5Q Intel - Socket LGA 775 Intel P45/ICH10R Chipset Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Everything works on default install. Highly recommend it.
ASUS P5Q3 Deluxe WiFi-AP Edition Intel Core™2Quad Intel P45 + Intel ICH10R Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png All Devices work properly except WiFi. There is no Linux driver for this proprietary part.

Tested with Intel CPU ID 1067A at 2.83GHz, 4Gig 1333MHz SDR3 RAM

ASUS P5QL-E Intel - Socket LGA 775 Intel P43/ICH10R Chipset Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png
ASUS P5QL/EPU Intel - Socket LGA 775 Intel P43/ICH10R Chipset Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Worked OK, except audio. It has VIA VT1708S chip. Upgrading ALSA to version 1.0.22 resolved most of the issues. Still MIC did not work in Skype 2.1.0.81. Issue described in threads on Skype forum as ¨robotic voice¨. Previous version 2.1.0.47 worked fine.
ASUS P5W DH Deluxe Intel Core™2Duo Intel 975X + Intel ICH7R Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png A current BIOS can help certain issues. Other Issues:
  1. 1.JMicron (PATA-SATA) controller. Please read this: SDB:CD not found problem
  2. 2.Problems with certain Sata HDD on certain Sata Ports (this is more a kernel Dependant Problem. You must Recompile a 2.6.24 + Kernel for full functionality of some HDD's due to libata issues
ASUS P5WD2 Intel Intel® 955X Chipset Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png All components work on 64 bit default install (no ASUS drivers needed)
ASUS P6T Deluxe Intel, Core™i7 Intel X58 Chipset Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Runs 64bit 11.0 and 11.1 out of the box. Monitoring cpu temps via sensors works once "coretemp" module is loaded.
BIOSTAR [2] AMD AMD GeForce 6100 M9 SLI Ready Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png All components work on 32 and 64 bit flawless, for the integrated video card is best to install drivers manually, the card has awesome factory setups but even better if overclocked, pretty convenient for people that want to set up a budgeted custom PC.
DFI INF.P965-S Intel Socket LGA 775 Intel P965 Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png ICH8R Southbridge chipsets: SATA-AHCI works, RAID not tested.
EPoX EP-8K7A AMD AMD IGD4 AGPset (AMD 761 + VIA VT82C686B) Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png NotApplicable.png OK. (Also SuSE-9.3 and 10.0)
EVGA nForce 680i SLI (122-CK-NF68) Intel Socket Core 2 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI Chipset Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png tested with Suse 10.3, 11.0 (only rough test), 11.1 working (out of the box): SATA, IDE, Ethernet, USB (not all connectors tested - too many :-), suspend to disk, sound. Suspend to RAM doesn't work; Firewire wasn't tested; ESATA wasn't tested
EVGA evga 780i SLI Intel Socket LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI Chipset Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png everything installed fine with standard opensuse 10.3 with all SATA Interfaces , did not test IDE Interfaces
Gigabyte GA-6VTXE-A Intel Pentium III VIA 694T Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png NotApplicable.png Installed on SuSE 9.2, no problems at all (working usb ports and sound).
Gigabyte GA - 8IPE1000 - G Intel Pentium 4 (HT) Intel 865PE Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-cross.png All hardware is working properly. Excellent compatibility.
Gigabyte GA - 8S648FX - L Intel Pentium IV (HT) SIS648FX Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png NotApplicable.png All hardware is working properly under Opensuse 10.2. Excellent compatibility.
Gigabyte GA - 73VM - S2 Intel Core 2 Duo (LGA775) nForce 610i/GeForce 7050 Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png All hardware is working properly under with openSUSE 11.0 & 11.1 (32-bit, i686 installs). Excellent compatibility. (* though I use a PCI-Express GeForce 8400GS Graphics Card (not on-board GeForce 7050 Graphics), and for which the nVidia drivers had to be installed separately.)
Gigabyte GA - M61PME - S2 AMD AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 6100 Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png I have to update alsa driver with repository.
Gigabyte GA - P35 - DS3 Intel Intel P35 Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Works well with OpenSUSE 10.3, 11.0 and 11.1 both 32 and 64 bit. I have not tested the LAN port. The on board sound is a bit tricky to get working under 10.3 (Update ALSA) but 11.0 and 11.1 have no problems.
Gigabyte GA - P35 - DS3R Intel Intel P35 Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Under Opensuse 10.3 the module R8169 is incompatible with the NIC (RTL8168b/RTL8111b) and must be updated to Realtek's latest release (follow instructions in README)

The sound device Realtek ALC889A works natively with ALSA but not with OSS. Under openSUSE 11.1 Realtek ALC889A is identified as ALC885

Gigabyte GA - P35 - DS4 Intel Intel P35 Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png See here howto get a SATA-Raid working on 10.3 P35 with SATA-Raid
Gigabyte GA-7N400 AMD Athlon / AthlonXP / AthlonMP nVidia nForce2 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png NotApplicable.png All hardware is working properly under openSUSE 10.2. Excellent compatibility.
GIGABYTE GA - K8N51GMF - RH AMD Athlon 64 3000+ nVidia GeForce 6100

nForce 410

Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png NotApplicable.png openSUSE 10.1 & 10.2 Everything on Main Board is discovered and configured during installation, including NVIDIA Raid 0,1.

Better to download the NVIDIA graphics card drivers. Read here NVIDIA to add the repository, which is the easiest way to install the drivers.

Gigabyte GA - M68SM - S2L AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ NVIDIA® GeForce 7025

NVIDIA® nForce 630a

Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Everything is working after the installation of openSUSE 11.1. Mic is not tested.
Intel® DX48BT2 Intel Intel® X48 Express Chipset Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png All components work on default install. including Nvida driver on GeForce 8400 GS
MSI K7T266 Pro AMD VIA VT8366 & VIA VT8233 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png NotApplicable.png Nice and fast, sound-out works, mic/lin-in not tested.
MSI KT3 Ultra AMD VIA KT333 & VT8235 Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png NotApplicable.png OK. (Also SuSE-9.3).
MSI K8N Neo4-F NForce4 AMD nVIDIA® nForce4 Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png The mainboard is working properly with SUSE 10.0, 10.2, 10.3. LAN works, but I didn't test the sound chip.
MSI K8N Neo3 AMD nVIDIA® nForce4 4x Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png All components work on default install.
MSI K8N Neo4/SLI Platinum AMD nVIDIA® nForce4 Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png NotApplicable.png Nice and fast, sound-out works, mic/lin-in not tested. Works with two SATAs in RAID 1 configuration. Does not work with SATA in RAID 0 configuration (untested as SATAs in non-RAID config.).
MSI K8T NEO2-F v2.0 AMD VIA KT800 PRO Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Nice and fast, Sound working.
MSI P35 Neo Intel Core™2 Intel P35 chipset Icon-checked.png Icon-cross.png Icon-cross.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png
MSI K9N6PGM2 AMD AX 6000 2 Core nForce 430 chipset Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png
MSI P7N SLI Platinum / Zilent Intel Core™2 NVIDIA® nForce 750i SLI (C72P) and NVIDIA® nForce 430i (MCP51) Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png
SuperMicro PDSGE Intel Pentium D Intel® 955X (Glenwood) Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png NotApplicable.png SuSE installed default kernel (smp).
SuperMicro C2SBX Intel® Core™ 2 Intel® X38 Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png NotApplicable.png
Tyan Thunder K8SR (S2881) AMD AMD 8131 Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Using PCI-X RAID controller (aacraid), onboard SATA not tested. Onboard IDE worked for install from disc. IPMI does not seem to work.
Tyan Tomcat K8E (B2865) AMD nVIDIA nForce4 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Built in multimedia and Network find
Gigabyte GA - MA770 - UD3 AMD AM2 / AM2+ / AM3 AMD 770 Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png RAID not tested. Everything else worked out-of-the-box.

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10.1 10.2 10.3 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3
Intel® [3] Intel Pentium D 940 3.2 Intel® 955X Express Chipset Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png All components work on default install.Up graded to XFX 8800gts Graphics card,no onboard graphics.