Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 proving to be a nightmare
I've been running slackware 13.37 64 my old Pentium D era machine without issues but having built a slightly more modern box, consisting of the following:
16Gb @ 1600
drives retained from previous system, 3 x sata >160gb
Nvidia GTX 260 retained from previous system
I'm having no end of problems, not limited to graphical glitches, random window traces, generally poor performance in the graphical area, certainly worse than previous build. I have sound issues, most notibly being VERY quiet. Network problems, though I think I've fixed this by installing a different module/driver,Realtek r8168 as opposed to the 8169 which was loaded.
Additionally, before my question as such, I also run this distribution (and others) on an older Centrino based laptop without any problems what so ever, almost an out of the box install if I remember correctly.
So my basic question is this, is this simply a case of newer technology than the distribution/kerner was designed or able to natively support?
If so, what is the best way to approach such problems?
In the past, I've generally been installing on much older hardware, perhaps sheltering me from such issues.
All comments and help is appreciated.