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This page is currently under development by: Mjcburr

This page aims to provide you with: All information on getting this board to work with Gentoo.

Please feel free to help with development of this article Thank you.

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This page is about the Asus P5K-E/Wifi-AP motherboard and all of the hardware that I have managed to get working on it.

Asus P5K-VM

Contents

Before You Get Started

I setup this motherboard using the Gentoo 2008.0_beta2 livecd with the 2.6.24-gentoo-r8 kernel.

Hardware

Overview

DeviceWorks?Note
SATA and PATA Yes
Ethernet Yes
Wireless LAN Yes
Sound Yes
USB Yes
Firewire Yes
Hardware Sensors Yes

Device Listings

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.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation USB UHCI Controller #6 (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.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)
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8056 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 12)
03:00.0 SATA controller: JMicron Technologies, Inc. JMicron 20360/20363 AHCI Controller (rev 03)
03:00.1 IDE interface: JMicron Technologies, Inc. JMicron 20360/20363 AHCI Controller (rev 03)
05:03.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Agere Systems FW323 (rev 70)

The integrated Wifi Adapter is actually a USB device that is attached to the board.

lsusb

Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0bda:8187 Realtek Semiconductor Corp.

SATA and PATA

03:00.0 SATA controller: JMicron Technologies, Inc. JMicron 20360/20363 AHCI Controller (rev 03)
03:00.1 IDE interface: JMicron Technologies, Inc. JMicron 20360/20363 AHCI Controller (rev 03)

Every hard drive device shows up as a SATA drive, even if it is an IDE drive.

Linux Kernel Configuration: SATA and PATA
Device Drivers  --->
    <*> Serial ATA (prod) and Parallel ATA (experimental) drivers  --->
        <*> AHCI SATA support
        <*> Intel ESB, ICH, PIIX3, PIIX4 PATA/SATA support
        <*> JMicron PATA support

Ethernet

02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8056 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 12)

See this guide.

Wireless LAN

Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0bda:8187 Realtek Semiconductor Corp.

The integrated Wifi adapter works without any problems with the built-in rtl8187 driver in the kernel. See the related article for more information.

Linux Kernel Configuration: Wireless LAN
General setup  --->
    [*] Prompt for development and/or incomplete code/drivers
Networking --->
    [*] Networking support
        Wireless --->
            <*> Generic IEEE 802.11 Networking Stack (mac80211)
Device Drivers --->
    [*] Misc Devices --->
        <M> EEPROM 93CX6 support
    [*] Network device support --->
        Wireless LAN --->
            [*] Wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11)
                <M> Realtek 8187 USB support

Sound

00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation HD Audio Controller (rev 02)

The Intel HD audio works without any problems.

Linux Kernel Configuration: Sound
Device Drivers  --->
    Sound  --->
        <M> Sound card support
            Advanced Linux Sound Architecture  --->
                <M> Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
                    PCI devices  --->
                        <M> Intel HD Audio

USB

Firewire

Hardware Sensors

The board uses the Winbond W83627EHF chip for hardware monitoring. You can also enable the Intel Core (2) Duo/Solo sensor if you want.

Linux Kernel Configuration: Hardware Sensors
Device Drivers  --->
    <M> Hardware Monitoring support  --->
        <M> Intel Core (2) Duo/Solo temperature sensor
        <M> Winbond W83627EHF/DHG
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