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(Introductory paragraph goes here. Describe the hardware. It is okay to mention the hardware platforms friendliness to open source drivers. Optionally, it is nice provide a nice summary of why or why not a user would want to buy this hardware for use with Linux.)



Device Make/model Status Bus ID Kernel driver(s) Kernel version Notes
CPU AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 955 Works N/A N/A 3.18.9 This CPU rocks!
Front side bus RD790 Host Bridge Not tested 1002:5956 pcieport 3.18.9 Note example.
Video card NVIDIA Corporation NV18 [GeForce4 MX 4000] Borked 10de:0185 nouveau 3.18.9 Note example.


(Optional section. Describe any accessories that may be possible in this section. Anything from external plug-and-play LCD screens to computer docks.)

Device Make/model Status Bus ID Kernel driver(s) Kernel version Notes
LCD touch screen Tontec TT-350-PI-TS Not tested N/A N/A >=3.18.9 Note example.


(Write the necessary steps to get Gentoo onto this system. Try to document any special step that each user will need to reproduce on their system. Includes getting special drivers or firmware from a manufacturer website, etc.)


(Optional section.)


(Show what options are necessary in the kernel in order to get all device components functional for this hardware platform.)

KERNEL Enable support for these hardware drivers
Write menuconfig instructions here.


(Optional section. If the platform requires any user space packages or kernel patches, mention them here).

root #emerge --ask category/package


(Explain any additional configuration or special customization for this hardware platform. Could be anything from BIOS settings to assigning proper media key functionality.)

Example 1

(Example: Do this in order to get these keys working.)


(Optional section.)

(Troubleshoot issues in this section. Separate issues by best describing the error with a new section name. Remove this section and subsections if no issues are known.)

Issue 1

When X happens, Y is how you fix it.

See also

(Optional section.)

External resources

(Optional section.)

  • (Link to external resources (outside the Wiki) using bullet points in this section. It is common for the information in this section to full sentences that are links.)


(Optional section. Remove this section if references are not used. This section is used to cite factual information. This information is found outside the Gentoo Wiki and used to back up truth claims. The actual references themselves still be littered throughout the main article.)