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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 owners 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.

If you need help to get Debian running on your hardware, please have a look at our user support channels where you may find specific channels (mailing list, IRC channel) dedicated to certain types of hardware.

Models covered
Intel NUC 6th generation

Sub-models (Intel NUC kit NUC6i3SYH) options :

  • Video card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 520 (Skylake GT2) (3MB ram)
  • No screen included
  • Wireless card: Intel Corporation Wireless 8260
  • Disk: WD 500GB Blue SATA III M.2 Internal SSD (WDC WDS500G1B0B-00AS40)

  • Ram: 16GB
  • No optical device
  • Bluetooth

Overall Status

Core Components


Boot Standard Kernel:


LAN network card:


Detect CD/DVD:


Detect hard drives:


Extra Features

CPU Frequency Scaling




Sleep / Suspend




- OpenGL


- Resize-and-Rotate(randr)


Switch to External Screen



- Built-in (Trackpoint)


- Built-in (Touchpad)






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 non-free driver and or firmware

Important Note

The NUC requires a digital display. I used a miniDP to VGA dongle that works well, but the HDMI to DVI adapter I previously used wasn't working.

Wifi probably works with proprietary firmware, but didn't test it.

Also didn't test the machine with the BIOS as shipped: upgraded the BIOS to version 55 before installing using instructions from Intel.



Mesa DRI Intel(R) HD Graphics 520 (Skylake GT2) (0x1916)


In my Jessie live image, sound wouldn't work. But sound works fine in Debian stretch.


Standard USB mouse works okay.

Power Management

Suspend and hibernate work out of the box with systemctl suspend or systemctl hibernate. Didn't try desktop environments but that should work as well. Resuming from hibernate is probably as fast as booting from scratch, except you are already logged in. ;)


I have not tested wifi, but it doesn't work out of the box with only free software. Presumably this would fix it, but I don't need wifi since this is a workstation, so I didn't need to install binary blobs like this:

apt-get install firmware-iwlwifi


No modem.

System Summary


00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Skylake Host Bridge/DRAM Registers [8086:1904] (rev 08)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation HD Graphics 520 [8086:1916] (rev 07)
00:14.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP USB 3.0 xHCI Controller [8086:9d2f] (rev 21)
00:14.2 Signal processing controller [1180]: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP Thermal subsystem [8086:9d31] (rev 21)
00:16.0 Communication controller [0780]: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP CSME HECI #1 [8086:9d3a] (rev 21)
00:17.0 SATA controller [0106]: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP SATA Controller [AHCI mode] [8086:9d03] (rev 21)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP PCI Express Root Port #5 [8086:9d14] (rev f1)
00:1e.0 Signal processing controller [1180]: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP Serial IO UART Controller #0 [8086:9d27] (rev 21)
00:1e.6 SD Host controller [0805]: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP Secure Digital IO Controller [8086:9d2d] (rev 21)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP LPC Controller [8086:9d48] (rev 21)
00:1f.2 Memory controller [0580]: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP PMC [8086:9d21] (rev 21)
00:1f.3 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio [8086:9d70] (rev 21)
00:1f.4 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP SMBus [8086:9d23] (rev 21)
00:1f.6 Ethernet controller [0200]: Intel Corporation Ethernet Connection I219-V [8086:1570] (rev 21)
01:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Intel Corporation Wireless 8260 [8086:24f3] (rev 3a)


Bus 002 Device 005: ID 0bda:8153 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. 
Bus 002 Device 004: ID 2109:0812 VIA Labs, Inc. VL812 Hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 8087:0a2b Intel Corp. 
Bus 001 Device 008: ID 2109:2812 VIA Labs, Inc. VL812 Hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

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



Some configuration files and sample outputs.

  • [get | view] (2017-01-11 16:18:42, 16.5 KB) [[attachment:dmidecode.txt]]
  • [get | view] (2017-01-11 16:18:36, 7.0 KB) [[attachment:lsmod.txt]]
  • [get | view] (2017-01-11 16:18:29, 5.6 KB) [[attachment:lspci.txt]]
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