Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P (Mainboard, Socket AM3+, ATX, AMD 970/SB950, 6x SATA III, 4x DDR3, RJ-45, 2x USB 3.0)

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Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P (Mainboard, Socket AM3+, ATX, AMD 970/SB950, 6x SATA III, 4x DDR3, RJ-45, 2x USB 3.0)
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Review of Linux Compatibility

The Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P is a ATX mainboard with AM3+ socket. The board is supported under Linux, but some additional settings are necessary to use it:

By default, the board is shipped with IOMMU deactivated in the BIOS. With such settings the USB 3.0 ports work under Linux, but the USB 2.0 and Ethernet are deactivated. If IOMMU is activated, USB 2.0 and Ethernet work under Linux, but the USB 3.0 ports are deactivated.

To use all three components in parallel under Linux, the IOMMU needs to be deactivated in the BIOS and the following “grub” configuration has to be added to the file /etc/default/grub:

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="iommu=soft"

The new configuration is activated by the command

sudo update-grub

Hardware Overview

The following hardware components are part of the Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P and are supported by the listed kernel drivers:

00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RD890 PCI to PCI bridge (external gfx0 port B) [1002:5a14] (rev 02)
	Subsystem: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RD890 PCI to PCI bridge (external gfx0 port B) [1002:5a14]
00:00.2 IOMMU [0806]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RD990 I/O Memory Management Unit (IOMMU) [1002:5a23]
	Subsystem: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RD990 I/O Memory Management Unit (IOMMU) [1002:5a23]
00:02.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RD890 PCI to PCI bridge (PCI express gpp port B) [1002:5a16]
	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
	Kernel modules: shpchp
00:04.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RD890 PCI to PCI bridge (PCI express gpp port D) [1002:5a18]
	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
	Kernel modules: shpchp
00:09.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RD890 PCI to PCI bridge (PCI express gpp port H) [1002:5a1c]
	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
	Kernel modules: shpchp
00:11.0 SATA controller [0106]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 SATA Controller [AHCI mode] [1002:4391] (rev 40)
	Subsystem: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 SATA Controller [AHCI mode] [1458:b002]
	Kernel driver in use: ahci
	Kernel modules: ahci
00:12.0 USB controller [0c03]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller [1002:4397]
	Subsystem: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller [1458:5004]
	Kernel driver in use: ohci-pci
00:12.2 USB controller [0c03]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller [1002:4396]
	Subsystem: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller [1458:5004]
	Kernel driver in use: ehci-pci
00:14.0 SMBus [0c05]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SBx00 SMBus Controller [1002:4385] (rev 42)
	Subsystem: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SBx00 SMBus Controller [1002:4385]
	Kernel driver in use: piix4_smbus
	Kernel modules: i2c_piix4, sp5100_tco
00:14.2 Audio device [0403]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA) [1002:4383] (rev 40)
	Subsystem: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA) [1458:a002]
	Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel
	Kernel modules: snd_hda_intel
00:14.3 ISA bridge [0601]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 LPC host controller [1002:439d] (rev 40)
	Subsystem: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 LPC host controller [1002:439d]
00:14.4 PCI bridge [0604]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge [1002:4384] (rev 40)
00:14.5 USB controller [0c03]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI2 Controller [1002:4399]
	Subsystem: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI2 Controller [1458:5004]
	Kernel driver in use: ohci-pci
00:18.0 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 15h Processor Function 0 [1022:1600]
00:18.1 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 15h Processor Function 1 [1022:1601]
00:18.2 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 15h Processor Function 2 [1022:1602]
	Kernel modules: amd64_edac_mod
00:18.3 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 15h Processor Function 3 [1022:1603]
	Kernel driver in use: k10temp
	Kernel modules: k10temp
00:18.4 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 15h Processor Function 4 [1022:1604]
	Kernel driver in use: fam15h_power
	Kernel modules: fam15h_power
00:18.5 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 15h Processor Function 5 [1022:1605]
02:00.0 USB controller [0c03]: VIA Technologies, Inc. VL805 USB 3.0 Host Controller [1106:3483] (rev 01)
	Subsystem: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd VL805 USB 3.0 Host Controller [1458:5007]
03:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller [10ec:8168] (rev 06)
	Subsystem: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd Motherboard [1458:e000]
	Kernel driver in use: r8169
	Kernel modules: r8169
04:07.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Davicom Semiconductor, Inc. 21x4x DEC-Tulip compatible 10/100 Ethernet [1282:9102] (rev 31)
	Subsystem: Device [3030:5032]
	Kernel driver in use: dmfe
	Kernel modules: dmfe

Identified Hardware Configurations (2 Results)

This hardware component was used by Linux users under the following system configurations. These results were collected by our LHG Scan Tool:
Distribution
Kernel
Rating
Scan Date
openSUSE Leap 42.1 (x86_64) 4.1.12-1-default - 01/12/2016
Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS 4.4.0-36-generic - 08/09/2016

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