Linux-related FAQs

Currently, Shuttle provides Linux support for some XPCs by including a Linux driver CD along with the systems. However, not all XPCs and motherboards come with a Linux driver CD. Since Linux is an “open source” operating system, most drivers are written/provided by third parties. We strongly encourage our users to search the internet or visit the chipset vendors' web sites for any new available drivers.

As we continue our efforts to have every latest models tested for Linux compatibility, please keep in mind that not all features/functions/drivers are supported at this time. Thank you for your understanding, as we continue to push for better Linux implementation and support in the future.

Shuttle ProductLinux Distribution
XPC cubeJ SeriesSH81J4ubuntu 14.04openSUSE 13.1fedora 20
R SeriesSH81R4ubuntu 14.04openSUSE 13.1fedora 20
SH87R6ubuntu 13.04openSUSE 12.3fedora 19
SZ87R6ubuntu 13.04openSUSE 12.3fedora 19
SH97R6ubuntu 14.04openSUSE 13.2fedora 20
SH110R4ubuntu 15.04openSUSE 13.2fedora 22
SH170R6ubuntu 15.04openSUSE 13.2fedora 22
SZ170R8ubuntu 15.04openSUSE 13.2fedora 22
XPC slim1 LitreXS35V3Lubuntu 12.04openSUSE 12.3fedora 18
XS35V3ubuntu 12.04openSUSE 12.3fedora 18
XS35GSV3Lubuntu 12.04openSUSE 12.3fedora 18
XS35GSV3ubuntu 12.04openSUSE 12.3fedora 18
XS35V4ubuntu 13.10openSUSE 13.1fedora 20
XS36V4ubuntu 13.10openSUSE 13.1fedora 20
XS35V5ubuntu 14.04
XS36V5ubuntu 14.04
XH SeriesXH61ubuntu 12.04openSUSE 12.3fedora 18
XH61Vubuntu 12.04openSUSE 12.3fedora 18
XH81ubuntu 13.10openSUSE 13.1fedora 20
XH81Vubuntu 13.10openSUSE 13.1fedora 20
XH97Vubuntu 13.10openSUSE 13.1fedora 20
XH170Vubuntu 15.04openSUSE 13.2fedora 22
DS SeriesDS61ubuntu 12.04openSUSE 12.3fedora 18
DS47ubuntu 12.04openSUSE 12.3fedora 18
DS437ubuntu 13.04openSUSE 12.2fedora 17
DS437Tubuntu 13.04openSUSE 12.2fedora 17
DS57U/U3/U5/U7ubuntu 14.04openSUSE 13.1fedora 21
DS81ubuntu 13.10openSUSE 13.1fedora 20
DS81Lubuntu 13.10openSUSE 13.1fedora 20
DS87ubuntu 13.10openSUSE 13.1fedora 20
DH170ubuntu 15.04openSUSE 13.2fedora 22
XPC all-in-one18.5“ SeriesX70Subuntu 12.04openSUSE 12.3fedora 18
X70Mubuntu 12.04openSUSE 12.3fedora 18
15.6” SeriesX50V6ubuntu 16.04.03openSUSE 42.2
X50V5ubuntu 15.04openSUSE 42.1fedora 22
X50V4ubuntu 13.10openSUSE 13.1fedora 20
X50V3Lubuntu 12.04openSUSE 12.3fedora 18
X50V3ubuntu 12.04openSUSE 12.3fedora 18
X50V2 Plusubuntu 12.04openSUSE 12.3fedora 18
XPC nanoNC01Uubuntu 14.10openSUSE 13.2fedora 22

Mostly, users are required to download “codec” patches. Because of legal issues, computer manufacturers often do not include these “codecs” in pre-installed systems. To download the “codec”, please click on Accessories – Terminal and press enter. Once the Terminal opens, type “sudo conary update group-codecs”. Next, please provide your system username and password. (Internet access is required.) Afterwards “codec” patches should automatically be updated. Accept to continue, if prompted. Or, type “sudo conary update all” to download patches that also support a variety of music formats.

Please see attachment for graphical instructions.

Kubuntu 14.04 x64 Ubuntu 14.04 x64 openSUSE 13.1 x64 openSUSE 13.1 x64
Kernel 3.13.x (KDE) 1) Kernel 3.13.x (Unity) 2) Kernel 3.11.x (KDE) 3) Update: Kernel 3.14.4 (KDE)
Video Acceleration
HDMI Audio
Card Reader
USB 3.0
ASSESSMENT Fully operational Fully operational Graphics insufficient Fully operational
LinuxMint 17 x64 Fedora 20 x64 CentOS 6.5 x64 CentOS 6.5 x64
Kernel 3.13.x (Cinnamon) 5) Kernel 3.14.x (KDE) 6) Kernel 2.6.32 7) Update: Kernel 3.14.4
Video Acceleration
HDMI Audio
Card Reader
USB 3.010) 11)
ASSESSMENT Fully operational Fully operational Barely usable Limited use
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latest versions downloaded on 2014-05-30
4) , 8)
drivers from
1920×1080 Ok, but no further features
10) , 11)
NTFS support installed in addition