[Arm-netbook] aorus x3 plus v6y

Andrew M.A. Cater amacater at galactic.demon.co.uk
Sun Dec 11 23:27:20 GMT 2016

On Sun, Dec 11, 2016 at 11:00:12PM +0000, Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton wrote:
> well, i have a new development laptop, one that i'm actually happy
> will last several years and be up to the challenge of being absolutely
> hammered without even coming close to going beyond its design spec.
> it's an 8 core 3.2ghz i7 which can be overclocked to 4ghz.  RAM maxes
> out at 32 GB of 2400mhz DDR4 RAM.  it can take *two* PCIe NVMe SSDs,
> which i've confirmed can run at 485 MEGABYTES per second write speed
> and a whopping 2100 MB / sec read speed.  who designs this stuff??
> it's so bonkers i'm having a hard time getting my head round the
> specs... which continue with a hybrid graphics setup: the Intel
> skylake HD 5500 normally controls the LCD, but there's a headless
> co-processor (using "optimus" or "primus" - apt-get install
> bumblebeed) in the form of a GTX 1060 with SIX gigabytes of DDR5 RAM.
> 3200 x 1800 14in LCD just tops off the list of insane specs.
> oh, and as long as you use the 4.7.8 linux kernel under debian, *all*
> the hardware works.  there's a few niggles but i can sort those out as
> things progress and become more confident with it.
> full report's at http://lkcl.net/reports/aorus_x3_plus_v6.html
> the only real niggle about using this machine: god is it way too
> recent hardware.  4.8.* kernels don't work fully, 3.16 kernels don't
> work fully, i had to go with the 4.7.8 kernel and compile it up myself
> from source.  i also haven't had to actually use debian/sid in a long,
> *long* time.  have to keep an eye on that....

Debian testing should work, perhaps - kernel at 4.8.*

Debian Jessie and backports might work - 4.7.*

Sid is a step too far - but it's awesome that you have your laptop.


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