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I plan to build a new Linux PC using the MSI K9NGSM-V motherboard which I believe to be fully compatible with my Mandriva-2006 Linux & kernel-184.108.40.206. However, I am not 100% sure of my chipset research ability & would appreciate your opinions on this board.
The K9NGSM-V has onboard video,sound & net support with the following specs:
My research of Realtek ALC 883 tells me that this is Intel's High Defination sound delivered by the Nvidia MCP 61 chip & should be supported by kernel module SND-HDA-INTEL.o.
I think the onboard Realtek 8201CL will be supported by kernel module FORCEDETH.o but since I don't have a LAN network I didn't spend too much time trying to verify this.
However, if anyone can confirm that FORCEDETH.o is the correct module I would still appreciate your opinion.
Also, I don't think there are any video problems with the Nvdia GeForce 6100 or Sata 3.0 drive problems with the Nvdia NForce 405, but if I am wrong please let me know.
This will be the 2nd time I am building a Linux box. The 1st time I used an ASUS A8V-MX board which was a real S.O.B but it turned out to be a success thanks to lady luck & good advice from other Linux users. I learned a lot from that experience but still get very confused. So, it is a good thing I know about the LinuxQuestions.Org. Thanks for your support.
I have a box with that MB running Debian Lenny with little problem- I did have an issue with the then current kernel, but I loaded the Sid kernel (which is closer to what you want), and it resolved itself.
It's a great budget board- I think I paid around $90 for a case, power supply and MB from MSI.