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Legend :[[BR]] {OK} = OK ; {X} Unsupported(No Driver) ; /!\ = Error (Couldn't get it working); [?] Unknown, Not Test ; [-] Not-applicable [[BR]] {i} = Configuration Required; X-( = Only works with a proprietary driver-~ Legend :<<BR>> {OK} = OK ; {X} Unsupported(No Driver) ; /!\ = Error (Couldn't get it working); [?] Unknown, Not Test ; [-] Not-applicable <<BR>> {i} = Configuration Required; X-( = Only works with a proprietary driver-~

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(!) ?Discussion

DebianOn is an effort to document how to install, configure and use Debian on some specific hardware. Therefore potential buyers would know if that hardware is supported and owner would know how get the best out of that hardware.

The purpose is not to duplicate the Debian Official Documentation, but to document how to install Debian on some specific hardware.

Models covered
Dell ?PowerEdge 2970

Server Description:

  • 2x Quad Core AMD Opteron
  • 2x Intel 1Gb and 2x Broadcom ?NetExtreme II network cards

  • 4x SAS 300GB 1500K RPM in hardware RAID5 via PERC6i
  • 4x 4GB RAM DDR2 667Mhz

Requirements

  • During the installation you are required to enter firmware for the broadcom drivers. The firmware is located in a libs folder of pkg:firmware-bnx2. You are requested to download that .deb file, unzip the file requested and put it on a flashdrive from which the installer will get the firmware.
  • Everything else is perfect. The system will run in hardware raid5 configuration thinking it is a single drive.

Core Components

[ATTACH]

Boot Standard Kernel:

[ {OK} ]

LAN network card:

[ {OK} / {X} ]

Detect CD/DVD:

[ {OK} ]

Detect hard drives:

[ {OK} ]

Extra Features

CPU Frequency Scaling

[?]

Hibernation

[-]

Sleep / Suspend

[-]

Xorg

[-]

- OpenGL

[-]

- Resize-and-Rotate(randr)

[-]

Switch to External Screen

[-]

Mouse

- Built-in (Trackpoint)

[-]

- Built-in (Touchpad)

[-]

Modem

[-]

Wireless/Wifi

[-]

Keyboard's Hotkeys

[-]

Legend :
{OK} = OK ; {X} Unsupported(No Driver) ; /!\ = Error (Couldn't get it working); [?] Unknown, Not Test ; [-] Not-applicable
{i} = Configuration Required; X-( = Only works with a proprietary driver


System Summary

lspci

dmesg

dmidecode

# dmidecode 2.9
S

lsusb

lsusb -v | grep -E '\<(Bus|iProduct|bDeviceClass|bDeviceProtocol)' 2>/dev/null

USB Host controllers entries (without OHCI, UHCI, EHCI) are removed too.