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Old 11-23-2006, 10:59 PM   #1
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Question ASUS P5B Deluxe + other HW: is it supported on Ubuntu 6.10 and FC6?


I am building a computer for the first time and want Linux compatibility because I use and like Linux.

Does an ASUS P5B Deluxe work on Ubuntu 6.10 and Fedora Core 6 with no problem's? I have been trying to look for a motherboard with Intel Core 2 Duo support that also has support for things like this motherboard does: Go to Newegg and type in Item #: N82E16813131045 in the search box.

Please put the differences between that ASUS P5B Deluxe's hardware and other motherboards if possible.

I have not bought any HW yet nor a case.

I want 2 CD/DVD burner's and I want those drives to read Data DVD's and DVD Movies that work well with the motherboard and Linux. If I have to get a separate DVD reader drive that would be OK too as long as I have a free port to plug those drives in. I also want suggestions on RAM, PSU, and other stuff. I have a HD that is a Ultra ATA/100 that is IDE and I want a port that I can plug that into with the controller handling the job supported under Linux.

I hope I can get Ubuntu 6.10 compatibility out of all this because if I don't like Fedora Core 6 I will immediately turn to the Ubuntu 6.10 distro and then others.

My first post on here so bear with me on the link problem.
 
Old 11-23-2006, 11:06 PM   #2
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https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Core_2_Duo_Support
 
Old 11-27-2006, 07:00 PM   #3
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Is there any similar motherboards to a ASUS P5B or a ASUS P5B Deluxe that will work with Linux just fine? The ASUS P5B Deluxe will only work properly on Fedora Core 6 for now to the best of my knowledge and I still don't think the temperature/fan sensors will be supported with lm-sensors under FC6 even. For the ASUS P5B motherboard I expect similar except for the integrated NIC and the integrated sound actually working.

I am not a newbie to Linux but I am a newbie to building my own PC and since I have to build something that is compatible with Linux I am having a hard time. I already picked a PCI Express x16 NVIDIA Graphics Card with 256mb of GDDR3 VRAM. I have tried to pick out a CD/DVD writer that will play DVD Movies that interfaces to the rest of the computer through SATA or PATA but it seems like most motherboards nowadays have only two connectors for PATA devices so I would like to get either two PATA CD/DVD burners that can play DVD Movies and use SATA for hard disk drives or use SATA for CD/DVD burners BUT the SATA CD/DVD burners have to play DVD Movies. I don't want the hard drives or the CD/DVD burners to cost over $100 USD each. I want atleast 120 GB of space on the hard drives.
 
Old 11-27-2006, 07:12 PM   #4
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You should look at LQs HCL for Asus mobos.

I'm currently using a K8N-DL server board with nvidia CK804 chipset, dual Opterons, 2 gig memory, and lots of room to grow (on the board and in the case).

No having any problems.
 
Old 11-27-2006, 07:22 PM   #5
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Hcl

All the ASUS motherboards on the LinuxQuestions HCL are atleast a year old and all the motherboards that I looked at on there are AMD motherboards.
 
Old 11-29-2006, 03:57 PM   #6
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I myself have been doing some research on building a new Core 2 Duo system that will work with Linux. So far, I've found that:

The newer kernels support the CPU options.
Realtek onboard LAN controllers don't work.
Realtek onboard sound can be a pain to setup.
Intel boards arn't overclockable.
Intel boards have linux support.
Intel P965 chipsets don't nativelly support IDE.
SATA burners arn't really a option right now, too expensive and unreliable.
Boards that support DDR2-800 only support upto 2 IDE devices.
Most boards that have everything you need are really expensive.
Nvidia chipsets seem to work best.

There are other options that allow you to use older IDE drives, such as external enclosures.
A complete list of Core 2 Duo supported boards can be found here.

So, in short, if you want to use the LAN,Sound, or IDE parts of a board in Linux, don't get that one.

Have a look at ASUS P5N32-E (nvidia chipset) if you really must have Asus. Otherwise, look at the mobo list and see which works best for you and Linux. If you don't want to overclock, have alook at the Intel boards.
 
Old 11-30-2006, 04:54 AM   #7
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asus p5b

Hi,

I have an asus p5b deluxe/wifi working for about 1 month now using debian etch.
The install wasn't that painless but i managed to find a cd with debian stable on it and modified with a very recent kernel to boot.
http://kmuto.jp/debian/d-i/
So once you can boot the installed system you can put your own kernel on it and things work fine.
Only sensors i have no luck with so far, but sound/lan/disks is no problem and neither is the coru2duo cpu

a little bit offtopic :
Overclocking is really easy also with this board. i'm not using it overclocked but tested how far the system can be clocked and i was impressed.
From the stock 2.4ghz/core it could be clocked up to 3.4Ghz/Core without stability issues, the only thing you will need then is a very good cooling.
 
Old 12-02-2006, 01:22 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sputnikc
Hi,

I have an asus p5b deluxe/wifi working for about 1 month now using debian etch.
The install wasn't that painless but i managed to find a cd with debian stable on it and modified with a very recent kernel to boot.
http://kmuto.jp/debian/d-i/
So once you can boot the installed system you can put your own kernel on it and things work fine.
Only sensors i have no luck with so far, but sound/lan/disks is no problem and neither is the coru2duo cpu

a little bit offtopic :
Overclocking is really easy also with this board. i'm not using it overclocked but tested how far the system can be clocked and i was impressed.
From the stock 2.4ghz/core it could be clocked up to 3.4Ghz/Core without stability issues, the only thing you will need then is a very good cooling.
Have you tried with FC6?
 
Old 12-02-2006, 03:02 PM   #9
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Nope sorry.
But any distro should work if you compile a custom kernel.
 
  


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