Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H (Socket 1155, ATX, Intel Z77, 3x PCI-e 3.0, 4x DDR3, 4x SATA II, 2x SATA III, 8x USB 3.0, DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort)

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Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H (Socket 1155, ATX, Intel Z77, 3x PCI-e 3.0, 4x DDR3, 4x SATA II, 2x SATA III, 8x USB 3.0, DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort)
Linux compatibility:
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Updated: 09/11/2016 22:30

Review of Linux Compatibility

The Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H is a ATX mainboard with socket 1155. The board uses the Intel Z77 Express chipset with Intel GMA HD grahic. Furthermore, the mainboard has the following characteristics:

  • USB 3.0
  • Gigabit LAN
  • HD sound
  • 4x DDR3-RAM
  • 2x SATA 6Gb/s
  • 4x SATA 3Gb/s
  • 2x eSATA 6Gb/s
  • 1x mSATA 3Gb/s

The board is supported by Linux distributions (e.g. since Ubuntu 12.04).

Sound

The sound works out of the box with newer kernels, even the rear green jack is supported. This is true for Linux kernel 3.9.5 on Gentoo or Siduction.

But there are problems with the used audio controller for older kernels (bug for Linux kernel version 3.4.0):

00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation Panther Point High Definition Audio Controller [8086:1e20] (rev 04)
	Subsystem: Giga-byte Technology Device [1458:a072]
	Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx+
	Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
	Latency: 0, Cache Line Size: 64 bytes
	Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 49
	Region 0: Memory at f7d30000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
	Capabilities: <access denied>
	Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel
	Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel

The audio output does not work out-of-the-box (see https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/alsa-driver/+bug/996245). The problem can be solved by using the Realtek original driver: http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/downloadsView.aspx?Langid=1&PNid=14&PFid=24&Level=4&Conn=3&DownTypeID=3&GetDown=false

Network

To use the ethernet network, the kernel module ‘alx’ is needed. This module has to be build by hand (kernel backports, compat-drivers, driver: alx)
The corresponding kernel driver can be found at http://www.linuxfoundation.org/collaborate/workgroups/networking/alx

Overview

Following hardware components are identified by the kernel:

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v2/3rd Gen Core processor DRAM Controller (rev 09)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v2/3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller (rev 09)
00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB xHCI Host Controller (rev 04)
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1 (rev 04)
00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #2 (rev 04)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 04)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev c4)
00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 5 (rev c4)
00:1c.5 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev c4)
00:1c.6 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 7 (rev c4)
00:1c.7 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 8 (rev c4)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #1 (rev 04)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Z77 Express Chipset LPC Controller (rev 04)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family 6-port SATA Controller [AHCI mode] (rev 04)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller (rev 04)
02:00.0 USB controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VL80x xHCI USB 3.0 Controller (rev 03)
03:00.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev 41)
05:00.0 Ethernet controller: Qualcomm Atheros AR8161 Gigabit Ethernet (rev 10)
06:00.0 SATA controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88SE9172 SATA 6Gb/s Controller (rev 11)

Identified Hardware Configurations (1 Result)

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
Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS 4.4.0-31-generic - 31/07/2016

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 1 Comment

  • Mel on said:

    BIOS updates come in exe format. Need version F18+ of the BIOS to get sound working on Ubuntu 14.10. Gigabyte goes so far to say “Due to different Linux support condition provided by chipset vendors, please download Linux driver from chipset vendors’ website or 3rd party website.”

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