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Old 06-22-2006, 04:55 PM   #1
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Socket AM2 motherboards with Linux support?


Hi all,

I was wondering if there is a way to find out which motherboards for AMD's AM2 socket support Linux?

Thanks.
 
Old 06-23-2006, 05:44 AM   #2
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It's more if Linux has the support for the motherboard components. Unless there is a radically new chipset, I wouldn't think there should be any problem. If you get a motherboard with a Socket 939 chipset, such as the ASRock AM2NF4G-SATA2 there should be no problem.
Anyway, most new hardware stuff has been merged into the 2.6.17 kernel and if its not there will be soon - development for hardware support is usually very fast
 
Old 06-23-2006, 09:35 AM   #3
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Ok, thanks for the answer. I assume then that, for example, the Asus M2N-SLI Deluxe nForce 570 will work fine with Nvidia's drivers available at their website.
 
Old 06-23-2006, 05:36 PM   #4
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yeah, would seem to
 
Old 06-23-2006, 05:51 PM   #5
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Note that Atmchicago is talking about socket AM2, not 939. So this will be a "radically new chipset", and I can't seem to find any Linux drivers for it on NVidia's website.
 
Old 06-23-2006, 07:49 PM   #6
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The nForce 570 SLI MCP chipset is part of the nForce 500 chipest which linux has full support for, no?
check http://www.linuxhardware.org
 
Old 06-23-2006, 08:37 PM   #7
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I found a thread in the nvidia boards that said that all the stuff will be natively supported in the latest Linux kernels. Sounds pretty cool to me!
 
Old 06-24-2006, 04:27 AM   #8
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I only found that they are expecting a smooth transition, but there's not a whole lot of experience so far. There's no doubt that everything will be running smooth in the near future, but I don't know if it works right now.
 
Old 07-23-2006, 08:06 AM   #9
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just wanted to say thanks as I've been pondering over the same questions for some time now.

Looks like it's nForce 5 for me as well.

On a side node: The Socket AM2 is not a radically new architecture. Due to the HyperTransport connection no new chipset would be needed. The socket transition was made to prevent someone using an Athlon with a DDR2 memory controller in combination with normal DDR ram.
 
Old 07-23-2006, 05:45 PM   #10
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Hi, I have the AsusTek M2N-SLI DEluxe myself.. And it works 100%. I found no problems until now.Everything works. I am using Suse10.1
 
Old 01-04-2007, 10:04 PM   #11
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mobos with AM2 known to work with Linux

Hi, I recently (Nov 2006) purchased a Gigabyte GA-M55plus-S3G rev 1.x. I initially had a time finding drivers for GeForce 6100 video on board. Installed nvidia's shar (not called such, but effectively it is) and then Debian Sarge came up ok using 2.6.8-3k7 kern. All complain about the nvidia kernel interface (nvidia code) tainting the kernel. Haven't bludgeoned support for smp to work. Known to not work yet: 2.6.8-xk8-smp. Hangs in boot at configuring network point.
This is a simple mobo with plain video built in. (I'm not a gamer.) I have also gotten existing Slackware 9.1 (2.4 kernel) on an old drive in the new box to work and Slackware 11 to install ok. nvidia's support for ide controller and for ethernet is not to be found on their site. I cannot tell for sure if the "kitchen sink" huge26.s Slackware 11 kernel is detecting and using it ok or not.
Overall, it looks like amd64 and smp and nvidia chipsets are not quite supported yet. Surely this will come in weeks or months. I am delighted with the low power and low temperature of the retail Athlon 64 x2 3800+: I'm seeing max 33 deg C, vs always over 64 on the old Athlon 1400. So, in that way at least, it's a cool thing to do now!
Good luck!
 
Old 01-05-2007, 02:34 AM   #12
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The system I just bought is an AMD AM2 system and works just fine with linux:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=516347

is the system specs.
 
Old 01-07-2007, 06:37 AM   #13
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No problems with my computer. Everything works. It has AM2 socketed Athlon 64 processor. ASUS M2NPV-VM.
 
Old 06-06-2009, 08:06 PM   #14
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Hi all,

I was wondering if there is a way to find out which motherboards for AMD's AM2 socket support Linux?

Thanks.
As with his question, the same for me on a particular mb.

MD-A72P-7509 <= MB
nVIDIA nForce 750a SLI (MCP72P) <= South Bridge
AMD Hammer DDR2 IMC <= North Bridge


Trying to install "any" flavor of Linux (prefer Ubuntu or RHE 5) and regardless of distribution, no SATA support.

Any clues to how to get it to work?


Respects...
 
Old 06-07-2009, 03:52 AM   #15
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As with his question, the same for me on a particular mb.
Given the age of this thread, any 'information' in it so far is probably horribly out of date by now. It would have probably been better to start a new thread.

Tried the Hardware Compatability List?
 
  


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