I'm running several system with different purposes but all running Debian GNU/Linux, see below. If necessary I list all packages and configurations that might be useful to know about when running such a piece of hardware. Usually I install both free and non-free Linux firmware packages.
- Laptop-Workstation Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 11e (Type 20DA)
I decided for this model because it is handy, robust, light enough and provides a good battery time (more than 5 hours). It also has a touchscreen. If I could change one or two things, I'd have preferred a matt display instead of the shiny one and one more USB port. As usual I decided for a model that only use Intel hardware, so I can be sure, that it is well supported by Linux (even the touchscreen works). Basically the following packages are needed: intel-microcode (Kernel), libdrm-intel1 (drm module), xserver-xorg-video-intel (X.org server), firmware-iwlwifi (iwlwifi module) and firmware-realtek (Realtek RTL8168 ethernet device) together with the usual kernel, firmware and video driver stuff. There is not much manual configuration necessary to /etc/modules:
# detected by sensors-detect coretemp
- Haktar (not used anymore)
- Laptop-Workstation TOSHIBA Tecra A10-1HU (PTSB5E)
This laptop almost only Intel hardware and comes without any operating system. Besides the modem and the fingerprint scanner, which I both don't use, everything is working. So whats basically needed here is libdrm-intel1 (drm module), xserver-xorg-video-intel (X.org server) and firmware-iwlwifi (Intel WiFi Link 5100, iwlwifi module) together with the usual kernel, firmware and video driver stuff. There is not much manual configuration necessary to /etc/modules:
# Bluetooth toshiba_bluetooth # FireWire firewire-sbp2 # detected by sensors-detect coretemp
When I bought the laptop, the battery held for more than 4 hours in normal operation. In my opinion, this is quite good. Suspend and sleep modes etc. also work fine. November 2014: ATM I'm suffering from the laptop changing audio mode to earphones after waking up from suspend. This is weired.
- HOG (Heart Of Gold)
- Home-Server HP Proliant Microserver N54L
N54L HP microserver used for storing backups and media files (NAS), acting as HTPC and as build daemon (buildd) to build Debian packages.
- HP N54L with Turion II Neo 2,2 GHz (
- Internal modifications
- 2x 4 GB Kingston PC3-10600 ECC RAM (
- 1x 500 GB WD Black (
WD5003AZEX) as system drive and spare for backup
- 4x 2 TB WD Red (
WD20EFRX) as RAID5 in two partitions, one encrypted (backups)
- Sapphire Radeon HD 6450 1 GB (
11190-09-20G) with VGA/HDMI/DVI
- SilverStone USB 3.0 PCIe extensions card / 2x external and 1x 19pin internal (
- Bios mods
- Mod by Tobi Oo to enable full speed on all SATA ports
- Case mods
- Scythe Slip Stream Case Fan 800 rpm, 120x120x25 (
- USB 20x4 LCD display for 5,25'' bay with red characters and black background (
TP-Link USB W-LAN card (worked well, now Gigabit
- Lenovo Multimedia Remote (USB) Keyboard N5902 (
- TV/Monitor via HDMI
- Debian Wheezy
- XBMC (X.org and lightdm)
The server is a HP ProLiant DL120 G6 (HP model no. 583183-B21). It is hosted by leaseweb and runs on Debian GNU/Linux stable too. The hardware is based on Intel chipsets whereas the network devices have been manufactured by Broadcom.
This is a new virtual server. So there is not much information about the hardware. The system runs Wheezy.
The following is a list of (probably) relevant packages installed on all system: firmware-linux, intel-microcode or amd64-microcode, acpi, acpid, acpi-support, hdparm, smartmontools, hddtemp, pm-utils, lm-sensors