I have always liked Ubuntu but when most times I try it something never works and I give up with it. Ubuntu Forums Code of Conduct. I’ve been very interested in switching over to a Linux based system lately. I would read through those threads before attempting to compile the drivers, also there were no distros mentioned in the threads that natively supported this hardware, so you’ll be on your own for getting support for it, at least in the short term. Super User works best with JavaScript enabled.

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Linux llinux use roughly the same kernel, so either any will support it if the driver is stable and in the vanilla kernel or there is only support through experimental or third party drivers. Is this the case, or am I seeing results from some other E? Post Your Answer Discard By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

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Gigabyte’s G1.Assassin 2 X79 Motherboard Features Killer NIC

There also seems to be a module for this in the kernel, so you may not have to patch it, if this is the E you are talking about. Users can control stream priority manually through the Killer Network Management utility. This computer is fairly new and I figured I would try ilnux again using Ubuntu.


I have a Gigabyte G1. I found these threads on the Ubuntu Forums which discus the support lack of support for the Killer E Ethernet network driver under Linux.

If it’s the that comes integrated on Sniper MBs by Gigabyte and it’s also related to Bigfoot Networks, then we might be in a great success situation. Maybe I shouldn’t be trying to run this thing at all. Linux driver for Bigfoot Killer E…? The game’s network traffic would be given a priority 1 status, the voice chat would receive priority 2, the app and browser priority 3, and downloading updates would be priority 4.

It’s currently not supported by Ubuntu. Anyway, I’d like to know if there are any Linux distributions that already come with this needed support?

And it was awfully difficult navigating through web pages on Wifi, maybe that chip doesn’t work so well either on Ubuntu.

Paul Vargas linkx. The driver is sort of old, and I’m thinking it might be a compatibility-mode thing for all Killer cards, but maybe it’s just not the right driver at all.

[all variants] Support for Killer E integrated NIC card

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Results 1 to 2 of 2. The time now is I have always liked Ubuntu but when most times I try it something never works and I give up with it.

FREE BSD QUESTIONS – Support for Bigfoot Killer E?

Buried in these threads were directions for taking an alx driver and patching it so that it would work with the E Daniel Contreras 1 1 5. The second thread contains better details and also various fixes for getting the driver to work with later versions of the Linux kernel 3. Patrick87 3 9. Post as a guest Name. More on this patch is given later As an integrated solution it becomes a little easier to consider, so long as you were intending on buying a high-end board to begin with.


I hope Steam is launched for Linux soon. I haven’t seen this association yet, but I will follow up on it and see where it takes me.

What happened to bigfoot networks / killergaming

Post as a guest Name. Do I need to select a different kernel at startup, or specifically trigger a complete recompilation of the kernel first?

They claimed they had filed a pull request so hopefully these fixes will be making their way into the mainline at some point down the road. The hardware consists primarily of a MHz PowerPC processor that runs a Linux instance and diverts network processing from the Windows stack, with the purpose of providing lower and more consistent pings in low latency applications, like gaming.

Housing just 4 DIMM slots provides more room for accessory chips, and the Killer E is the kind of welcome feature that might not stand out like quad-GPU support or PWM count, but can provide some great benefits to users.