ASUS M4A79T Deluxe

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The ASUS M4A79T Deluxe is quite content running Gentoo. No noticeable issues with a standard MBR (BIOS) installation.



Device Make/model Status Bus ID Kernel driver(s) Kernel version Notes
CPU AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 955 Works N/A N/A 4.3.3-gentoo
Front side bus RX780/RD790 Host Bridge Works 1002:5956 pcieport 4.3.3-gentoo
SMBus controller SBx00 SMBus Works 1002:4385 N/A 4.3.3-gentoo
IDE controller SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 Works 1002:439c pata_atiixp 4.3.3-gentoo
Audio device (on board) SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA) Works 1002:4383 snd_hda_intel 4.3.3-gentoo
USB (OHCI0) controller SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 Works 1002:4397 ohci-pci 4.3.3-gentoo
SATA controller SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 Works 1002:4391 ahci 4.3.3-gentoo
Firewire controller VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6315 Series Works 1106:3403 firewire_ohci 4.3.3-gentoo
Ethernet controller RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Works 10ec:8168 r8169 4.3.3-gentoo


Device Make/model Status Bus ID Kernel driver(s) Kernel version Notes
VGA controller NVIDIA Corporation NV18 [GeForce4 MX 4000] Works 10de:0185 nouveau 4.3.3-gentoo


Simply follow MBR instructions in the AMD64 Handbook and configure the kernel with the drivers listed above. See the Kernel section below.


No firmware is necessary for this device. Everything is available in the Linux kernel.


KERNEL Enable support for standard hardware drivers (listed above)
Bus options (PCI etc.) --->
   [*] PCI support
Device Drivers --->
   IEEE 1394 (FireWire) support  --->
      <*> FireWire driver stack
   [*] Network device support  --->
      [*] Ethernet driver support  --->
         [*] Realtek devices
            <*> Realtek 8169 gigabit ethernet support
   <*> Serial ATA and Parallel ATA drivers  --->
      <*> AHCI SATA support
      [*] ATA SFF support (for legacy IDE and PATA)
         <M> ATA BMDMA support
   <*> Sound card support  --->
      <*> Advanced Linux Sound Architecture  --->
         HD Audio --->
            <*> HD Audio PCI
   [*] USB support  ---> 
      <*> OHCI HCD (USB 1.1) support

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