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Asus Z87-Expert (Mainboard, Socket 1150, ATX, Intel Z87, 4x DDR3, PCIe, DVI-D, D-Sub, HDMI, Thunderbolt)

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Asus Z87-Expert (Mainboard, Socket 1150, ATX, Intel Z87, 4x DDR3, PCIe, DVI-D, D-Sub, HDMI, Thunderbolt)
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Review of Linux Compatibility

The Asus Z87-Expert is an ATX mainboard with socket 1150:

DMI: ASUS All Series/Z87-EXPERT, BIOS 1008 05/17/2013

Until now only very limited information about the Linux compatibility of this board is available.

Since BIOS version v1405 the option “Memory Scrambler” is available and activated by default. This option can prevent a Linux installation, i.e. the system hangs during the installation process at non-reproducable phases. In this case the option “Memory Scrambler” should be disabled in the BIOS at
Advanced > System Agent Configuration > Memory Configuration


The onboard Gigabit Ethernet seems to get initialitzed automatically:

cnic: Broadcom NetXtreme II CNIC Driver cnic v2.5.18 (Sept 01, 2013)
bnx2x: Broadcom NetXtreme II 5771x/578xx 10/20-Gigabit Ethernet Driver bnx2x 1.78.17-0 (2013/04/11)
e100: Intel(R) PRO/100 Network Driver, 3.5.24-k2-NAPI
e100: Copyright(c) 1999-2006 Intel Corporation
e1000: Intel(R) PRO/1000 Network Driver - version 7.3.21-k8-NAPI
e1000: Copyright (c) 1999-2006 Intel Corporation.
e1000e: Intel(R) PRO/1000 Network Driver - 2.3.2-k
e1000e: Copyright(c) 1999 - 2013 Intel Corporation.
e1000e 0000:00:19.0: Interrupt Throttling Rate (ints/sec) set to dynamic conservative mode
e1000e 0000:00:19.0: irq 46 for MSI/MSI-X
e1000e 0000:00:19.0 eth0: registered PHC clock
e1000e 0000:00:19.0 eth0: (PCI Express:2.5GT/s:Width x1) 00:11:22:33:44:55
e1000e 0000:00:19.0 eth0: Intel(R) PRO/1000 Network Connection
e1000e 0000:00:19.0 eth0: MAC: 11, PHY: 12, PBA No: FFFFFF-0FF
igb: Intel(R) Gigabit Ethernet Network Driver - version 5.0.5-k
igb: Copyright (c) 2007-2013 Intel Corporation.
e1000e 0000:00:19.0: irq 46 for MSI/MSI-X
e1000e 0000:00:19.0: irq 46 for MSI/MSI-X
Switched to clocksource tsc
[drm:intel_print_rc6_info], Haswell: only RC6 available
[drm] Enabling RC6 states: RC6 on, RC6p off, RC6pp off
[drm:gen6_enable_rps], Overclocking supported. Max: 1250MHz, Overclock max: 1250MHz
e1000e: eno1 NIC Link is Up 1000 Mbps Full Duplex, Flow Control: Rx/Tx


i915 0000:00:02.0: fb0: inteldrmfb frame buffer device
i915 0000:00:02.0: registered panic notifier
ACPI: Video Device [GFX0] (multi-head: yes  rom: no  post: no)
acpi device:5d: registered as cooling_device13
input: Video Bus as /devices/LNXSYSTM:00/device:00/PNP0A08:00/LNXVIDEO:00/input/input5


snd_hda_intel 0000:00:1b.0: irq 49 for MSI/MSI-X
ALSA sound/pci/hda/hda_i915.c:58 HDA driver get symbol successfully from i915 module
snd_hda_intel 0000:00:03.0: irq 50 for MSI/MSI-X
input: PC Speaker as /devices/platform/pcspkr/input/input6
hda_codec: ALC1150: SKU not ready 0x00000000
ALSA sound/pci/hda/hda_auto_parser.c:393 autoconfig: line_outs=3 (0x14/0x15/0x16/0x0/0x0) type:line
ALSA sound/pci/hda/hda_auto_parser.c:397    speaker_outs=0 (0x0/0x0/0x0/0x0/0x0)
ALSA sound/pci/hda/hda_auto_parser.c:401    hp_outs=1 (0x1b/0x0/0x0/0x0/0x0)
ALSA sound/pci/hda/hda_auto_parser.c:402    mono: mono_out=0x0
ALSA sound/pci/hda/hda_auto_parser.c:405    dig-out=0x11/0x1e
ALSA sound/pci/hda/hda_auto_parser.c:406    inputs:
ALSA sound/pci/hda/hda_auto_parser.c:410      Front Mic=0x19
ALSA sound/pci/hda/hda_auto_parser.c:410      Rear Mic=0x18
ALSA sound/pci/hda/hda_auto_parser.c:410      Line=0x1a
ALSA sound/pci/hda/patch_realtek.c:491 realtek: No valid SSID, checking pincfg 0x00000000 for NID 0x1d
ALSA sound/pci/hda/patch_realtek.c:572 realtek: Enable default setup for auto mode as fallback

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2 Responses to “Asus Z87-Expert (Mainboard, Socket 1150, ATX, Intel Z87, 4x DDR3, PCIe, DVI-D, D-Sub, HDMI, Thunderbolt)”

  • liu weijie says:

    i installed ubuntu 12.04 /kernel 3.4 to asus z87-pro, but cann’t find eth0 with a ifconfig command. do anyone has ideas about how to do?

    • Mirko Prota says:

      Try to upgrade your ubuntu installation o directly your kernel

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