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Zygomorphic
11-12-2013, 11:27 AM
All LINUX users out there:

Greetings! We now have a subforum to play in (thanks Marshall):). In the interests of not separating the software from the hardware, it is my suggestion that you post your thread in the appropriate software section of the forum (here), and then PM me (or @nodens) to get a redirect placed to the appropriate hardware section of the forum. That way, anyone who is familiar with the hardware (and frequents those forums) can chime in as well, since the LINUX threads will have redirects.

If you have a better way, then I'd love to hear it!

--Zygo

SlackROG
12-23-2013, 06:35 AM
An entire section dedicated to Linux should be made, so Linux users don't have dig through everything else...

Myk SilentShadow
12-23-2013, 12:01 PM
Right now, redirects are probably the best way to do it. Though, it is pretty awesome to see more and more posts about Linux popping up :cool:

Zygomorphic
12-23-2013, 11:54 PM
An entire section dedicated to Linux should be made, so Linux users don't have dig through everything else...
There aren't enough of us, and then hardware LINUX issues get buried where the regular hardware gurus won't normally go. It's easier for me to redirect LINUX stuff to here, and thus keep it all in one place. If it gets to be an issue, I will create a locked LINUX-index sticky thread that has links to all LINUX threads I can find. For now, redirects seem to be working, though I would like to see more LINUX users. :)

SlackROG
12-24-2013, 12:53 AM
You can't just think there aren't enough of us, there could certainly be people in the hundreds and thousands all over the world that just cruise by the forum and have a look and because they don't see much of anything dedicated to Linux they move on, that is always a possibility.

Let's also look at it this way, Steam is in Linux is it not? Valve is pretty big stuff...

Creating a section just for Linux isn't going to overload the server or kill anyone, so please do us all a favor and make one, it's in everyone's best interests.

Linux users are also a proud bunch, who also don't appreciate having to dig through a Windows section to find Linux related material. Trust me I know this as a Linux geek...

Cheers

Zygomorphic
12-25-2013, 01:36 AM
You can't just think there aren't enough of us, there could certainly be people in the hundreds and thousands all over the world that just cruise by the forum and have a look and because they don't see much of anything dedicated to Linux they move on, that is always a possibility.

Let's also look at it this way, Steam is in Linux is it not? Valve is pretty big stuff...

Creating a section just for Linux isn't going to overload the server or kill anyone, so please do us all a favor and make one, it's in everyone's best interests.

Linux users are also a proud bunch, who also don't appreciate having to dig through a Windows section to find Linux related material. Trust me I know this as a Linux geek...

Cheers
I have talked it over with the other admins on the forums, and at present it was agreed that a separate section was not necessary, though one would be created if enough interest (posts/threads) are generated. It isn't an issue of server configuration or space, but rather one of organization. This section of the forum is listed as including LINUX, and we can work from there. If you think that a sticky LINUX index thread would be helpful, I can create one for us all, so that LINUX users know where to look.

mgamboap
08-18-2014, 08:34 AM
I would like to see a linux section with the model of laptop

Like

Asus G55
|________Installation Linux
|________Drivers
|________Games
|________Applications
|________Troubleshoot

Somethin like this at this moment i don't know which kind of distro is the best or possible we can start to make the own ROG linux distro who know

Dr. Zchivago
08-19-2014, 12:34 AM
I would like to see a linux section with the model of laptop

Like

Asus G55
|________Installation Linux
|________Drivers
|________Games
|________Applications
|________Troubleshoot

Somethin like this at this moment i don't know which kind of distro is the best or possible we can start to make the own ROG linux distro who know

I agree, but each individual distro will make things interesting in its own, unique way.

I currently use Ubuntu 14.04 on my G55vw, and I have tried Mint 17: Cinnamon, Zorin-OS 9.1 (Core and Lite), Poseidon Linux, Scientific Linux, and all of the Ubuntus from 12.** to date - Ubuntu is my favorite for general computing (although I did like Mint a lot), and Poseidon was the biggest pain to set up.

Order of preference: Ubuntu > Mint > Zorin > Poseidon

Z

Acidphase
01-01-2015, 11:59 AM
It's nice to see a community not born from open source acknowledge Linux users. Even more so in a enthusiast environment. I was browsing the forums coincidentally right before I was about to reboot and start a fresh install of gentoo on this new box I just built. lol
I hope this trend will reflect in Asus support as I think Linux has a bright future looking at companies like Valve. If Asus starts getting more involved with the open source community this will definitely keep me as a customer.
Creative Labs lost one because they dropped all Linux support with their newest DSP(ca0132) and I was in the market looking for a new sound card for this new rig. I was already looking at some ROG sound cards this is helping but I still need to check what cmedia chips are supported by recent kernels.

Anyway I'm eager to see how things go with this Rampage V Extreme and a i7 5960x (anyone else running similar setup?). Especially compared to my other box with gentoo installed which has a Crosshair Formula V with a FX-8150. (Compile times should be substantially faster).

kyldred
01-01-2015, 06:00 PM
I have an old G1Sn that has never let me down :) Years ago when running Windows the thing would randomly crash while gaming. After 4 clean installs and 2 years later I found Linux Mint 13 Maya. I created my first Live CD with my Maximus Gene-IV desktop and installed it onto my G1Sn. LOVED IT on that old gaming notebook! I have since installed several distros with no issues at all with that notebook and have had a great experience with Linux and Ubunto on it. It is now my primary machine for formatting drives and repairing Windows HDs for people. Just plug their HD into the external docking station and away you go! Currently running Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon 64bit on the G1Sn and Dual booting Ubuntu 14.04 64bit and Windows 7 Pro 64bit on the Maximus Gene-Z. Would love to see more support role out for all of the ROG line. Have every ROG product I have purchased and knock on wood none have ever failed me :)

Dr. Zchivago
01-01-2015, 06:43 PM
A question for the Linux power users herein:

The system in question is the one shown in "Dr. Zchivago PC Specs" above my avatar:

Has anyone encountered an issue where Ubuntu install (from Live USB) will run normally, but once installation is complete, the display goes crazy and looks completely distorted? I don't know of a better way to describe it, but everything past boot looks like a Picasso with even less definition. I cannot see any windows, read any text, etc.

I have been told that it is a problem in Crossfire/SLI setups, but everything looked fine when booted to Live USB. I have also tried disconnecting X-Fire bridges, turning cards off, etc., but the problem remains whenever more than one graphics card is installed. With my water setup, it is quite impossible to physically remove any one graphics card without completely tearing down the entire system.

Any thoughts?

Z

!llusionist
04-04-2015, 04:30 AM
Probably a kernel driver or simple config/missing app issue.

I have read the whole kernel configurations options a few times since i build my own kernels for my g53sx gentoo build, so feel free to ask or send kernel .configs and hardware info like lshw lspci dmidecode... if you want me to check wheter your kernel is missing something.

Other than that you could be missing x-11 drivers, apps, or some use flags not enabled in your programs(tends to happen with prebuilt binaries from non source distro)

EDIT: done some quick research and it looks like you also need to install amd catalyst to setup crossfire/sli and possibly tweak .xorg config too in order to get it to work.

SIDE NOTE: Most linux threads seems to mention sli and crossfire as dodgy to enable and configure , mainly because of the lack of documentation on the subject and the fact that most of it is not up to date (because most people dont have a need for it or dont use it)

Jimmybarr
05-12-2015, 09:49 PM
G'day.. I've used a lot of Linux distro's over the years, am currently on Linux Mint and Ubuntu...but my favourite is Mint.

Unfortunately, I cannot get my Mint to work with my current Z97 setup, the Linux graphics drivers for Nvidia cards are woefully bad.

If anyone has been able to get Linux Mint running on a Z97 system with success, please let me know.

Thanks,

J.

blendedsolids
09-22-2015, 04:53 PM
Hey all, im considering setting up my PC to do a dual boot. Well because i can. lol
My last system i had dual boot on was an imac17" ( first to have the intel chipset ) with win XP.
It was a beautiful thing to be able to do. I didnt realize how far Ubunto has come in the last 4 or 5 years. I built my current PC 2 years ago and would like to get back into Linux. Just read about dual booting Win and Ubunto and i cant resist trying it. If anyone has any tips before i take the plunge i would appreciate any input. I have repair disk, backed up my boot drive and i have about 20 GB of space available. I chose 14.04.3 because it is stable. I dont want to try the newer one until i know i can make this one work. Anyway thanks in advance.

russiandivxclub
09-30-2015, 04:30 AM
Thumbs up for Linux ! I'd love to see something like Ai Suite for linux. Myself not the favorite thing but very useful for a lot of people. And then I must agree for people with linux I think they better mess with BIOS , set everything in there and be safe not thinking some app messing with Core Voltage in real time :D ...and then again ....sounds exciting !

ZIXEL
10-17-2015, 04:39 AM
hi i installed completly slackware 14.1 in g551jw with lilo boot , just i have one issue , i cannot do works the AUDIO ,

truelai
05-18-2017, 02:12 PM
Thanks for looking out for the Linux users. I understand that ROG is all about gaming (and thus, Windows) but a couple things:

1. Just because someone games, doesn't mean they don't want to use that same rig for other things that Linux might be better at
2. Some people are chasing specs/price combos and ROG models are often strong competitors in the bang for buck game (meaning non-gamers, including Linux users, end up with these machines)

I'm kinda in the second camp myself. The GL553V I'm working on isn't even mine. It's my CFO's new work machine (seriously) and our whole company is on Linux. I was surprised when she picked this machine, but I told her that, based on the specs, she made the right decision. I was willing to take on the challenge of getting Ubuntu going on it rather than going for a "safer" (tested, proven, documented using Ubuntu), less sexy machine. Hopefully I haven bit off more than I can chew.

Thanks again for accommodating friends of the penguin.

Glats
05-30-2017, 02:49 PM
Thanks for looking out for the Linux users. I understand that ROG is all about gaming (and thus, Windows) but a couple things:

1. Just because someone games, doesn't mean they don't want to use that same rig for other things that Linux might be better at
2. Some people are chasing specs/price combos and ROG models are often strong competitors in the bang for buck game (meaning non-gamers, including Linux users, end up with these machines)

I'm kinda in the second camp myself. The GL553V I'm working on isn't even mine. It's my CFO's new work machine (seriously) and our whole company is on Linux. I was surprised when she picked this machine, but I told her that, based on the specs, she made the right decision. I was willing to take on the challenge of getting Ubuntu going on it rather than going for a "safer" (tested, proven, documented using Ubuntu), less sexy machine. Hopefully I haven bit off more than I can chew.

Thanks again for accommodating friends of the penguin.

Hi, I have the same machine and I would like asking you if she could configure the laptop properly?
In my case I could not get FN keys work.

newbuyer
05-21-2018, 11:41 AM
Can anybody send me the guide about Dual Boot Linux Installation on Asus FX553? I tried but failed.

TimeLion724
03-26-2019, 12:32 AM
SteamOS section?

djck321
04-20-2019, 02:20 AM
Hello, i just recently finished my build of a pc that is using a rog strix z390-e gaming motherboard and have some concerns about the intel management engine
that i have heard in on most if not all intel based motherboards. Specifically concerning any security issues and back doors that a seperate os like minix in this
management engine might pose to the user. I also know for example that work is being done on disabling it and setting the "high assurance platform" bit to
one to disable it using something called a "me_cleaner" utility and some secondary chip flashing equipment and i am considering this myself but i thought i would
consult the maker of this motherboard first before i try this. Might i also add i have not had much problems with said motherboard and have found it to be of
pretty good quality as well although i still have my doubts about how the "armoury crate" is implemented by default and also if the firmware updating utility uses
the management engine to do its thing or is fimware update utility implemented some other way?
As for Steamos the last time i used it i didn't really like it as it was geared mainly to steam and a linux desktop tends to be more versatile. You might like
a linux flavour like a recent linux mint or ubuntu and install steam onto it. If you want more of a steam experience try the big window in the upper right hand corner
for that.