Desktop Boards
Intel® Desktop Board DQ45EK
Linux* installation on DQ45EK

Refer to the table below for a list of selected Linux* operating systems tested (installation only) on Intel® Desktop Board DQ45EK.

Key Points:

  • No attempt has been made to test every available peripheral or software application.

  • Inclusion on the list should not be considered an endorsement by Intel.

Linux Distribution Kernel Version OS Installation Chipset Support Graphic Driver Support Audio Driver Support LAN Driver Support Storage Driver Support
RHEL* 5.3 2.6.18-128.el5 PASS1 Native Native/Vesa Native Native Native
Ubuntu* 8.10 2.6.27-7-generic PASS Native Native/Vesa Native2 Native Native
SLED* 10 SP2 PASS Native Native/Vesa Native Need driver3 Native
Fedora* 10 PASS4 Native Native/Vesa Native5 Native Native

  1. If DVI monitor used, before installing, enter the following boot option: linux xdriver=vesa
  2. Error when recording audio. Workaround: terninate pulseaudio process by executing command ' killall pulseaudio ' in the terminal window
  3. Need to install LAN driver. Download driver file intel-e1000e-*
  4. Before installing, append 'xdriver=vesa' to the current boot option.
  5. Error when recording audio "arecord: pcm_read:1489: read input/output error". Workaround: remove pulseaudio by executing command ' yum remove pulseaudio ' in the terminal window

Desktop Boards - Linux Support Resources

Intel provides basic information on installing a few Linux distributions, such as Redhat*, SuSE* & Ubuntu on Intel Desktop Boards. Information on the web is based on the results of operating system installation with default settings and simple workarounds for installation issues. No attempt has been made to test every available subsystem or software application.

Information on Linux support resources is provided on AS IS basis with no further responsibilities on fixing issues reported to Intel Customer Support. The support policy for Linux through phone and email remains 'best effort’ or ‘no support’, depending on location.

LINUX* NOTICE: All information and software contained herein is provided "AS IS" to Intel customers. Intel Corporation disclaims all express or implied warranties and liabilities for the use of this document, the software and the information contained herein, and assumes no responsibility for any errors which may appear in this document or the software, nor does Intel make a commitment to update the information or software contained herein. Intel reserves the right to make changes to this document or software at any time, without notice.

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Intel® Desktop Board DQ45EK

Solution ID: CS-030261
Last Modified: 18-Jul-2013
Date Created: 25-Feb-2009
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