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Have my new P9X79 Deluxe up and running with no problems. When I went to connect my smartphone to it through bluetooth it connected no problem. Then it started to load in all kinds of bluetooth drivers and two of the bluetooth devices it could not find the drivers for. I tried uninstalling the two fom device manager but they reinstall themselves but still can't find drivers. Tried reinstalling bluetooth software, still no go. I tried to search through Win update but could not find drivers. Anyone have any ideas what these two blutooth devices could be and where I get the drivers for them.

I tried the bootstrap driver for my phone but stll the same.

Edit: Fixed it. Make sure you have drivers to tranfer files for your phone loaded into the computer before you try to "pair" your phone with the computer. Now I can transfer files over the Bluetooth. Listen to music from my phone over the computer speakers. Answer the phone through my computer. Even use the computer printers to from the phone.
Edited by ski-bum - 10/8/12 at 8:32pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ugotd8 View Post

Good info. Cheers.
Actually, rolling back can be done by renaming (for example) 1404.ROM to ERALL.ROM and using flashback procedure. Of course assuming all ASUS X79 boards have flashback, I only have experience with R4E.

Thanks for the info re rollback. In the meantime I contacted Asus tech support. Here is what I asked Asus via email:
Quote:
Hello, I got 3 questions/issues. I hope you can help.

1. Does Asus support Linux? In other words, can Asus assure me that future BIOS
updates won't break Linux support?
I'm currently running Linux Mint 13 Mate 64bit with Xen hypervisor 4.1.2 and most of it
works. But I'm worried that one day, perhaps after a BIOS update, Linux won't run
anymore on that motherboard. I need assurance that Asus will not do anything to
prevent running Linux on the motherboard, and will do its best to make the product
Linux compatible.

2. The onboard Marvell 88SE9128 SATA 6Gb/s controller doesn't work under Linux
with Xen hypervisor and causes the system to freeze at boot. Since I need all SATA
ports for my disks (7 internal drives plus DVD), do you know of any fix or work-
around?

3. Almost 2 months ago someone on the Asus forum reported that VT-d support is
broken under the latest BIOS releases 2002 and 2104. Luckily I haven't upgraded my
BIOS and am still running 1203.
Do you know if and when this gets fixed? Is there a newer BIOS release in the
making that will address this problem?

Thanks in advance for your answers.

And here the response from ASUS Global tech support:
Quote:
Dear Valued Customer,

Thank you for contacting ASUS Technical Service.

1. We don't officially support Linux on desktop motherboard. So, we don't have drivers to provide.

2. Maybe you haven't loaded Marvell controller driver.

3. We don't broke vt-d in new bios. As long as cpu could support vt-d, you could use vt-d.

Sorry for the trouble. Wish you a good day.

If you continue to experience issues in the future, please do not hesitate to contact us again.
Best Regards,
Cherry
ASUS Global Technical Support Center

I don't know what to make of this. Perhaps VT-d still works under Windows, but not under any other OS?
post #53 of 90
DO NOT UPDATE

New Bios out for the P9X79 Deluxe

Dated 10/16/2012

Bios 3009

Improves system stability.

Edit: DON'T USE IT. WINDOWS WON'T LOAD AFTER INSTALL.

I don't know what's going on yet, but I'm reloading Win7
Edited by ski-bum - 10/18/12 at 8:45am
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OP: why is RSTe version 3.5 listed for these motherboards ? As far as I know that version is for Intel desktop boards, the version for third party boards is 3.2. They were both released at the same time, so I wonder why recommend 3.5 ? Does it add anything ? I would guess that these versions differ in that version 3.5 adds support for Intel desktop boards and retains support for third party boards, but other than that it's the same, right ?

Oh, just one question, what is the RSTe ROM that people are talking about adding to a BIOS package in the ROG forum ? Does the BIOS contain some firmware that can be updated to better interact with RSTe drivers ? From what I read it's only for RAID features, right ? If you just use HDDs and SSDs in AHCI mode there is no improvement, or is there ?

Thanks in advance.

Cheers!
Edited by tpi2007 - 10/18/12 at 5:09am
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tpi2007 View Post

OP: why is RSTe version 3.5 listed for these motherboards ? As far as I know that version is for Intel desktop boards, the version for third party boards is 3.2. They were both released at the same time, so I wonder why recommend 3.5 ? Does it add anything ? I would guess that these versions differ in that version 3.5 adds support for Intel desktop boards and retains support for third party boards, but other than that it's the same, right ?
Oh, just one question, what is the RSTe ROM that people are talking about adding to a BIOS package in the ROG forum ? Does the BIOS contain some firmware that can be updated to better interact with RSTe drivers ? From what I read it's only for RAID features, right ? If you just use HDDs and SSDs in AHCI mode there is no improvement, or is there ?
Thanks in advance.
Cheers!

It's the same chipset. As for what it brings, I have no idea. Most likely stability fixes and some added I/O performance. That is why members on ROG were integrating the latest RSTe ROM into their BIOS. If it brings better performance/stability - I'm all for it.
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DO NOT UPDATE
New Bios out for the P9X79 Deluxe
Dated 10/16/2012
Bios 3009
Improves system stability.
Edit: DON'T USE IT. WINDOWS WON'T LOAD AFTER INSTALL.
I don't know what's going on yet, but I'm reloading Win7

Were you using a RAID setup? I heard that a member on [H]ard|Forum was having a similar issue and got it resolved by reinstalling. I didn't have any issues with my Rampage IV Extreme.
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My OS is on a SSD and I have a RAID0 array.
So my SATA is set to RAID
Tried reinstalling, Didn't work.
Got it up and running but when it boots it sits on the Starting Windows screen for 2 minutes.
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Yup, similar to what the other guy had. The only way he resolved it was by breaking the array and reinstalling. You could try flashing back to an earlier BIOS, back up your data, and then update to the latest.
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Couldn't even roll back to earlier bios. Kept getting the "Bios out of date" message.
So after he rebuilt his array it worked fine?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ski-bum View Post

DO NOT UPDATE
New Bios out for the P9X79 Deluxe
Dated 10/16/2012
Bios 3009
Improves system stability.
Edit: DON'T USE IT. WINDOWS WON'T LOAD AFTER INSTALL.
I don't know what's going on yet, but I'm reloading Win7

I had problems updating my P9X79 Pro with the new BIOS 3009 using USB BIOS Flashback. The guide "How to use USB BIOS Flashback" shows, what went wrong. To update the BIOS-file I had to rename it. After doing so, the updating starts. It seemed, that this process had to run twice. Updating first my Windows 7 does not start. After the second run of the update I could get into the UEFI BIOS and configure it. Then my computer started with Windows 7 and runs without any problem.

http://event.asus.com/2012/mb/USB_BIOS_Flashback_GUIDE/
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I already had the computer up and running with the 2104.CAP bios. That's not the problem. When I tried to update to the latest 3009.CAP is when it all went bad.

I think the update tried to set the drives as GPT drives. If I start "command prompt" with the Windows 7 disk, then start "Diskpart" and type "list disk" it will show all disk with "No Media" in descriptions for each disk. If I do the same from inside my installed windows7, it will list the disk just fine.
Edited by ski-bum - 10/18/12 at 1:52pm
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