Linux on the Intel DP55KG board

Now owning an Intel DP55KG board (http://www.intel.com/products/desktop/motherboards/DP55KG/DP55KG-overview.htm), I naturally tried running Linux on it. Unfortunately this was not one of those "works out of the box" experiences.

The current issues are (all tested with 2.6.31.4):

Other stuff to know:

  • The extra Marvell controller exposes an AHCI interface, so just use the AHCI SATA driver for it. Hot-plugging eSATA drives works fine.
  • There are apparently issues with Noctua fans, but I haven't verified that yet.