Asrock 970 Extreme4 Mainboard (AM3+)

Mainboard AM3+, Asrock, ATX, Mainboard

Asrock 970 Extreme4 Mainboard (AM3+)
Linux compatibility:
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Asrock 970 Extreme4 Mainboard 
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Updated: 09/12/2015 19:08

Review of Linux Compatibility

The Asus 970 Extreme4 mainboard is supported by latest Linux distributions.

Older distributions can have problems with the used netzwork chipset:

08:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 06)

But since kernel version 3.0 the kernel module r8169 supports the Realtek chipsets (RTL8105, RTL8111E, RTL8168E and RTL8168DP are supported) necessary for the LAN. Therefore, current distributions support the network connection out of the box.

Please leave the output of lspci and lshw in the comments section if you use the Asus 970 Extreme4 mainboard with linux. If special configuraion settings were necessary, please also share them with other potential users.

Identified Hardware Configurations (11 Results)

This hardware component was used by Linux users under the following system configurations. These results were collected by our LHG Scan Tool:
Scan Date
Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa 3.19.0-32-generic - 13/12/2017
LMDE 2 Betsy 3.16.0-4-amd64 - 29/11/2017
Linux Mint 18.1 Serena 4.4.0-53-generic - 01/07/2017
blackPanther OS v16.2SE (Silent Killer) 4.9.20-desktop-pae-1bP - 24/05/2017
Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS 4.8.0-52-generic - 23/05/2017
Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS 4.8.0-45-generic - 04/04/2017
blackPanther OS v16.2 4.9.5-desktop-1bP - 22/03/2017
blackPanther OS v16.2SE (Silent Killer) 4.7.0-desktop-1bP - 09/03/2017
Arch Linux 4.9.11-3-itx - 03/03/2017
openSUSE Leap 42.1 (x86_64) 4.1.34-33-default - 25/11/2016
Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca 3.13.0-55-lowlatency - 05/07/2015

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  • Adam Warzel on said:

    I was able to install Fedora 20 Linux distribution with KDE and so far it runs flawlessly in a dual boot configuration (with Windows)

    • linuxprism on said:

      Hi Adam.
      Could you please provide us the output of “lspci -nnk” and your “dmesg” output? This output would provide important details which could be added to this hardware description.

    • Adam on said:

      I am not able to send dmesg output as a txt file attachment for some reason, sorry. And it is quite long to send as a comment.


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