huggybear wrote:1. how compatible they or their individual parts are with Debian
2. what hick-ups the user might expect when installing Debian on the device
3. what could be done to solve it (either describe the fix or link to external sources)
4. which Debian version you tested it on
5. whether proprietary blobs are necessary or if it can be used without packages from non-free, contrib, Debian Multimedia or other external sources.
1. Intel dual-core E3300 @ 2.50 GHz
82G33/G31 Express Integrated Graphics Controller
N10/ICH 7 Family High Definition Audio Controller
RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller
AR922X Wireless Network Adapter
Compatibility with Debian: all devices have native modules, no proprietary drivers had to be installed.
2. No hickups during installation. Ethernet card is recognised by the installer.
However, when configuring Debian, it turns out that the soundcard is actually a Via VT1708S device, on which there is absolutely NO support in any Linux distro. Sound is really OK, but the microphone and line-in just don't work. After weeks of searching I ran into a driver that was made for Etch. Unfortunately, that didn't work either.
Ath9k issues are already in another topic.
3. No idea regarding this...
4. Squeeze, Sid and LMDE.
5. Have only used FOSS modules, contrib/non-free weren't necessary for the hardware.