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Old 07-19-2007, 06:03 AM   #1
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motherboard chipset support database??


Is there a reasonably definitive list somewhere of chipsets(meaning north/south bridges) that are supported(and/or what level of support exists) in the Linux kernel? Extraneous text everywhere is really hampering my searches - for example, "Dell will purchase SUSE Linux Go-ahead Server licenses from Novell. ..... Fetching invest of the AMD 480X is the forthcoming RD780".

edit, found something. Well I found a promising looking list of lists. I managed to think of using the "database" in the thread title, but not in my previous searches. http://www.linux-drivers.org/

editagain: ok basically everything I look at seems to cover everything but specific chipsets... Is there really no list of supported chipsets anywhere?

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Old 07-19-2007, 06:41 AM   #2
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Did you already check the list here? Or else Google?

http://www.linuxquestions.org/hcl/index.php
try "Motherboards"
 
Old 07-19-2007, 05:07 PM   #3
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Thanks, but I've already looked there. The HCL is great if a motherboard I'm looking at has an entry, but again, it doesn't cover specific chipsets.

I want to be able to look at motherboard and say "oh, this one has the AMD 480x /SB600 chipsets, that'll never work" or "this one has has the nforce 430 chipsets, no worries there". In reality I'm reasonably certain that nforce chipset would work(but not entirely because I can't seem to find any info on how well it's supported, whether it's supported in-kernel or if it there are all sorts of features that require closed firmware or drivers), but the only info on the 480x/SB600 claiming Linux compatitbility comes from AMD's website (an no mention of in-kernel support or whatnot). And that's not even getting into VIA chipsets and current chipsets from nvidia and AMD.

How can there be compatibility lists all over the place for scanners, sound cards, modems, (S)ATA controllers, but not north and south bridges?

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Old 07-20-2007, 08:47 PM   #4
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ok then, is there an official "the kernel fully supports this hardware" list anywhere?
 
Old 07-24-2007, 05:55 PM   #5
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Does this help?

I am confused as to whether you are just giving examples of chipsets in your question, or if these are your actual chipset(s). You mention nForce a couple of times, so I'm assuming that's what you have. (And I don't know much about hardware.)

However, I found this with a search on Google (which was actually inaccurate, but sometimes the search features at the returned sites turn up something). Here is the link:

Linux nForce Driver 1.0-0310
 
  


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