[Novalug] NUC Me Harder

greg pryzby greg@pryzby.org
Wed Dec 7 18:58:28 EST 2016

The chip sets are such that support is sketchy in my experience. If
something works, stick with it

On Wed, Dec 7, 2016, 6:21 PM James Ewing Cottrell III via Novalug <
novalug@firemountain.net> wrote:

> The other day, I went out and bought an Intel NUC5PPYH from MicroCenter.
> My goal was to have an Infrastructure server that I could leave powered
> up (it's only 6W) all the time. I'll run DHCP, a caching DNS, local NTP,
> and maybe Squid to cache Web Traffic. I'll also use it as a Build
> Server, also running TFTP and a Web Server.
> Plus, I can always log onto it and display it thru the TV. I'm using it
> UEFI mode, which I plan to do with any machine I can from now on.
> Anyway, I tried a bunch of Distros with Varying Degrees of Success.
> + CentOS 7.2 crashes fairly often. Something to do about Fast TSC not
> being usable as a clocksource. I hear that "clocksource=acpi_pm" works
> on the Linux Command line.
> X didn't seem to work, but I built the thing in stages. I'll try all at
> once.
> + CentOS 6.8 oddly enough, works nicely. If I wanted to stay in my
> Comfort Zone, I'd simple use this. Good thing you can boot a different
> OS from different partitions or logical volumes.
> + Ubuntu Xenial worked nicely
> + Fedora 23 and 24 would not do DHCP on the Installation screen.
> + Fedora 27 DID the DHCP in Anaconda, but would NOT do it in the
> Installed System. However, I could attach a specific Address/Mask via
> ifconfig, add a route, and ping the outside world.
> + OK, my DHCP "server" is a Linksys router, but I would expect Linux
> itself to have a better DHCP than Anaconda.
> + I haven't tried the Sound yet, I'll plug in the Headphones soon.
> + I haven't tried the WiFi or the Bluetooth yes.
> I'll keep y'all posted.
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