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MSI_P35_Platinum_Combo


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General Information

The MSI P3 Platinum Combo is a motherboard with an Intel LGA775 socket compatible with 45nm multi-core CPUS. It is based on Intel's P35 chipset.

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Technical specifications:

CPU-socket Intel LGA775
Northbridge Intel P35
Southbridge Intel ICH9R
Additional Storage Chip Marvell 88SE6111 controller
NIC Realtek 8111B Gigabit LAN
Integrated Audio Realtek ALC888
IEE1394 VIA VT6308

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Overview

DeviceWorks?Note
SATA and PATA Partially
ESATA Untested
Network Yes No issues.
Sound Yes No issues.
USB Yes Works.
Firewire Untested
Hardware Sensors Yes

Installation Issues

Boot CD

Using the amd64 2008.0 minimal image to boot and stage3 install as download. Kernel verion 2.6.25-gentoo-r7.

Intel ICH9R Southbrige RAID


Kernel configuration

SATA and PATA

Linux Kernel Configuration: Serial/Parallel ATA on MSI P35
Device Drivers --->
 Serial ATA (prod) and Parallel ATA (experimental) drivers  --->
  <M>   AHCI SATA support
  <M>   Generic ATA support
  <M>   Marvell PATA support via legacy mode

See also

Sound

The soundchip works with the snd-hda-intel sound module. The corresponding kernel options are:

Linux Kernel Configuration: Soundchip on MSI P35
Device Drivers --->
 Sound --->
  Advanced Linux Sound Architecture --->
   PCI Devices --->
    <M> Intel HD Audio
    [*]   Build Realtek HD-audio codec support

USB

Tested with

Linux Kernel Configuration: USB on MSI P35
Device Drivers --->
 USB support  ---> 
  <M>   Support for Host-side USB
  [*]     USB device filesystem
  <M>     EHCI HCD (USB 2.0) support
  <M>     UHCI HCD (most Intel and VIA) support
  <M>     USB Printer support
  <M>   USB Mass Storage support

Firewire

See this guide.

Network

Linux Kernel Configuration: Gigabit Ethernet on MSI P35
Device Drivers --->
 [*] Network device support  --->
  [*]   Ethernet (1000 Mbit)  --->
   <M>   Realtek 8169 gigabit ethernet support    

Hardware Sensors

Linux Kernel Configuration: Sensors on MSI P35
Device Drivers --->
 I2C Support --->
  <*> I2C Device Interface
  I2C Hardware Bus Support --->
   <M> Intel 82801 (ICH)
 Hardware Monitoring Support --->
  <M> Fintek F71882FG and F71883FG
  <M> Intel Core (2) Duo/Solo temperature sensor

Other information

lspci output

Code: lspci
 
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation DRAM Controller (rev 02)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation PCI Express Root Port (rev 02)
00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02)
00:1a.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation USB UHCI Controller #5 (rev 02)
00:1a.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation USB2 EHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation HD Audio Controller (rev 02)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation PCI Express Port 1 (rev 02)
00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation PCI Express Port 5 (rev 02)
00:1c.5 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation PCI Express Port 6 (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation USB UHCI Controller #6 (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation USB2 EHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev 92)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation LPC Interface Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 4 port SATA IDE Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation SMBus Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.5 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 2 port SATA IDE Controller (rev 02)
03:00.0 IDE interface: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. Unknown device 6121 (rev b1)
04:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 01)
05:02.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): VIA Technologies, Inc. IEEE 1394 Host Controller (rev c0)
 
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