[haiku] Minor issues with Haiku on Asus Z97-PRO with Intel 4790K

  • From: Chris Hanson <cmhanson@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 11 Apr 2015 13:12:16 -0700

I’ve recently set up a new system on which to run Linux and Haiku; it works
perfectly with Linux, and with a couple tweaks I was able to get it running
with Haiku as well.

My new system has the following setup:

- Asus Z97-PRO
- Intel 4790K CPU
- 16GB of RAM
- 180GB Intel M.2 SSD, GPT partitioning
- Intel integrated video via DVI
- Intel integrated Ethernet
- no form of audio attached, so I couldn’t try it
- Apple USB Extended Keyboard (aluminum) and Apple USB Mouse (roller ball)

The issues I’ve encountered:

1. Whether or not the system boots to Haiku (via GRUB2 from Ubuntu 14.10) seems
to be a crapshoot, it boots maybe one in three times. The other times I’ll just
reset and try again. Interestingly, booting an anyboot image via a USB key
seems to work 100% of the time.

2. I need to use the front-panel USB ports, which I presume are USB2 rather
than USB3, for my mouse & keyboard. The mouse and keyboard just don’t seem to
be recognized via any other ports.

3. Networking doesn’t work at all, I presume because there’s a driver needed
that’s not present.

The most (or perhaps only) significant issue is #3; that precludes doing much
of anything with the system under Haiku, even updating it. Does anyone know if
this just (“just”) a matter of porting a FreeBSD networking driver for the
CPU/chipset in question, or is there data I should gather?

-- Chris

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