Taniquetil configuration

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Installed Software

  • GRUB 2
  • Kernel 4.4.47 (vanilla)
  • KDE 5

Hardware

  • Case: Antec Solo.
  • CPU: Intel Core i7 860, 4 cores @ 2.8GHz.
  • CPU Cooler: ThermalTake Contact 29. Not recommended: very noisy.
  • Power Supply: Enermax Eco 80+.
  • Motherboard: ASUS P7P55D Deluxe. Based on a Intel P55 Express chipset. Supports Socket 1156, DDR-3 RAM, PCI-Express 2. BIOS version 1702.
  • RAM: 2*4GB DDR-3@1600Mhz (GSkill RipJaws X), 2*4GB DDR-3@1333Mhz (GSkill RipJaws).
  • GPU: ASUS nVidia GeForce ENGTX 460, 768 MB RAM.
  • HD: 80GB (Intel SSD X25-M), 8TB @ 5900rpm (Seagate Archive).
  • Pioneer DVD-RW.
  • PCI Wifi 802.11g. Atheros Chipset (AR2413), MSI manufacturer (PCI54G3 - II).
  • Monitor: Samsung SyncMaster 2443. Resolution 1920x1200.

Configuration

Boot Configuration

  • BIOS mode, GRUB 2 dual boot (Windows chain booting).

Sound Configuration

  • To obtain sound input support (microphones), the kernel must be built with the VIA Intel HD audio codec.

USB Configuration

  • You need to compile the support for improved root translators sheduling on Linux. Else some USB devices such as mice will NOT work!

Wifi Configuration

  • The Atheros PCI card is supported by madwifi-ng driver or ath5k. ath5k is a much better option as it is newer, and present in the main kernel tree.