Asus M5A97 R2.0 (Sockel AM3+, ATX, AMD 970/SB950, 4x DDR3, 6x SATA III, 4x USB 3.0)

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Asus M5A97 R2.0 (Sockel AM3+, ATX, AMD 970/SB950, 4x DDR3, 6x SATA III, 4x USB 3.0)
Linux compatibility:
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Updated: 03/03/2016 00:01

Review of Linux Compatibility

The Asus M5A97 R2.0 is a ATX motherboard with AM3+ socket. It is supported by Linux.

The following hardware is recognized and supported by the Linux kernel:

00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RD890 PCI to PCI bridge (external gfx0 port B) [1002:5a14] (rev 02)
Subsystem: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RD890 PCI to PCI bridge (external gfx0 port B) [1002:5a14]

00:02.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RD890 PCI to PCI bridge (PCI express gpp port B) [1002:5a16] (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
Kernel driver in use: pcieport
Kernel modules: shpchp

00:04.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RD890 PCI to PCI bridge (PCI express gpp port D) [1002:5a18] (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
Kernel driver in use: pcieport
Kernel modules: shpchp

00:05.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RD890 PCI to PCI bridge (PCI express gpp port E) [1002:5a19] (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
Kernel driver in use: pcieport
Kernel modules: shpchp

00:07.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RD890 PCI to PCI bridge (PCI express gpp port G) [1002:5a1b] (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
Kernel driver in use: pcieport
Kernel modules: shpchp

00:11.0 SATA controller [0106]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 SATA Controller [AHCI mode] [1002:4391] (rev 40) (prog-if 01 [AHCI 1.0])
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:84dd]
Kernel driver in use: ahci

00:12.0 USB controller [0c03]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller [1002:4397] (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
Subsystem: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller [1002:4397]
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 18
Memory at feb0a000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd

00:12.2 USB controller [0c03]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller [1002:4396] (prog-if 20 [EHCI])
Subsystem: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller [1002:4396]
Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd

00:13.0 USB controller [0c03]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller [1002:4397] (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
Subsystem: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller [1002:4397]
Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd

00:13.2 USB controller [0c03]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller [1002:4396] (prog-if 20 [EHCI])
Subsystem: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller [1002:4396]
Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd

00:14.0 SMBus [0c05]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SBx00 SMBus Controller [1002:4385] (rev 42)
Subsystem: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SBx00 SMBus Controller [1002:4385]
Kernel driver in use: piix4_smbus
Kernel modules: sp5100_tco, i2c-piix4

00:14.2 Audio device [0403]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA) [1002:4383] (rev 40)
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:8444]
Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel
Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel

00:14.3 ISA bridge [0601]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 LPC host controller [1002:439d] (rev 40)
Subsystem: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 LPC host controller [1002:439d]

00:14.4 PCI bridge [0604]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge [1002:4384] (rev 40) (prog-if 01 [Subtractive decode])

00:14.5 USB controller [0c03]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI2 Controller [1002:4399] (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
Subsystem: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI2 Controller [1002:4399]
Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd

00:16.0 USB controller [0c03]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller [1002:4397] (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
Subsystem: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller [1002:4397]
Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd

00:16.2 USB controller [0c03]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller [1002:4396] (prog-if 20 [EHCI])
Subsystem: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller [1002:4396]
Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd

00:18.0 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 15h Processor Function 0 [1022:1600]
00:18.1 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 15h Processor Function 1 [1022:1601]
00:18.2 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 15h Processor Function 2 [1022:1602]
Kernel modules: amd64_edac_mod

00:18.3 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 15h Processor Function 3 [1022:1603]
Kernel modules: k10temp

00:18.4 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 15h Processor Function 4 [1022:1604]
Kernel modules: fam15h_power

00:18.5 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 15h Processor Function 5 [1022:1605]

01:00.1 Audio device [0403]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Caicos HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 6400 Series] [1002:aa98]
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:aa98]
Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel
Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel

02:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller [10ec:8168] (rev 09)
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:8505]
Kernel driver in use: r8169
Kernel modules: r8169

03:00.0 USB controller [0c03]: ASMedia Technology Inc. ASM1042 SuperSpeed USB Host Controller [1b21:1042] (prog-if 30 [XHCI])
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:8488]
Kernel driver in use: xhci_hcd

04:00.0 USB controller [0c03]: ASMedia Technology Inc. ASM1042 SuperSpeed USB Host Controller [1b21:1042] (prog-if 30 [XHCI])
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:8488]
Kernel driver in use: xhci_hcd

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 2 Comments

  • Kyle on said:

    Tried to install Fedora 24 on this board. I got a kernel panic every time I tried. I tried to install Xen but the same kernel panic occurs. This is with a FX-8320 cpu. I disabled CSM and secure boot but still got the kernel panic.

    I have two asus boards and they both give me kernel panic’s when trying to install. Installing windows works fine. I’m about ready to give up on any asus board which is too bad since they’ve always been pretty solid in the past.

  • robgrune on said:

    I have this board with AMD FX6300 and 16mb memory. This combo is excellent, and more than sufficient for anyone who is not a gaming addict. So far, no compatibility issues with Ubuntu 16.04, and has never frozen, and runs smoothly everything I install. The only quirk is temperature reporting by “psensor”: psensor inaccurately reports the CPU temp to be lower than the bios config screen. The board has great sound. This board is a far better product than the MSI it replaced recently.

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