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Re: [gNewSense-users] diy desktop

From: Quiliro Ordóñez
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] diy desktop
Date: Fri, 02 Aug 2013 14:33:55 -0500
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El 25/07/13 13:03, address@hidden escribió:
> Hi list!
> I need to find some info about hardware compatibility.
> I looked on the h-node at first and so on for two weeks but without
> In the Trisquel forum I only discovered I can't go for AMD motherboard
because need non-free blobs and I reed in an other forum some new Asus
motherboard is impossible to install GNU/Linux (Ubuntu btw).
> Few useful information is about very  old component, so I need some help.
> I need to make a small form factor desktop, micro ATX, graphic card
integrated, nothing special, the 85% of the time is spent on the
terminal, sometime I need to surf the web via Iceweasel, watch some
movie, I don't need 3D acceleration.
> But I want to make a good quality desktop.
> For exemple: the Intel® Desktop Board DH87RL
> Form factor
> Micro-ATX
> AA# (Altered Assembly)
> G74240-xxx
> BIOS ID string
> RLH8710D.86A
> Processor
> At product launch, this desktop board supports 4th generation Intel®
Core™ i7/i5/i3/Celeron® processors in an LGA1150 socket.
> View all compatible Intel® processor numbers
> Memory
> Two 240-pin DDR3 SDRAM dual inline memory module (DIMM) sockets
> Support for DDR3 1600 /1333 MHz DIMMs
> Support for up to 32 GB of system memory
> Chipset
> Intel® H87 Chipset
> Intel® Rapid Storage Technology, supports RAID 0,1,5,10
> Intel® Smart Response Technology
> Intel® Rapid Start Technology
> Intel® Smart Connect Technology
> Graphics    VGA and DVI-D connector for processors with Intel® HD Graphics
> Audio
> Intel® High Definition Audio1 (Intel® HD Audio) subsystem in the
following configuration:
> 10-channel (7.1+2) audio subsystem with five stack analog audio outputs.
> LAN support
> Gigabit Ethernet controller
> Peripheral interfaces
> Six USB 3.0 ports (4 external ports, 2 via internal headers)
> Eight USB 2.0 ports (2 external ports, 5 via internal headers, 1 via
Mini PCIe* slot)
> Six serial ATA 6.0 Gb/s ports (1 port via mSATA connector)
> Expansion capabilities
> Three PCI Express* 2.0 x1 slots
> One full-size/half-size PCIe Mini Card slot with support for mSATA
Solid-State Drive

Normally this would not be a problem. The problems arise with wireless
and wired network cards, 3D acceleration on video.

> is a good solution for a fully free desktop?

You may copy the result of lspci -vmmnn on the appropriate place at
(You can change es to en for english version.)

> In addition to the motherboard, what other hardware I need to consider for 
> make a fully free machine?

All the hardware can be tested that way. Of course that you have to run
GNU (any distro of GNU with Linux) previously to obtain the result of
the command on the console as I suggested.

- -- 
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de tus computadores, evitar el software como servicio, almacenar tus
datos en tus propios equipos y encriptar todas tus comunicaciones.

Saludos libres,

Quiliro Ordóñez

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