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Old 01-29-2004, 12:38 PM   #1
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does adding lots of new hardware screw up linux?


i'm planning on adding in a new video card, nvidia GF2 MX400, from a TNT, and although i don't think this upgrade will be a problem.. but if i were to change the mobo and CPU as well, would linux be fine with that?

i'm wondeing cause windows hates too much new hardware.. and i want to know if linux handles new hardware with the same reluctance.
 
Old 01-29-2004, 12:47 PM   #2
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As long as you have all the right stuff compiled into your kernel to use the new hardware linux could care less.
 
Old 01-29-2004, 01:09 PM   #3
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Re: does adding lots of new hardware screw up linux?

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i'm planning on adding in a new video card, nvidia GF2 MX400, from a TNT, and although i don't think this upgrade will be a problem.. but if i were to change the mobo and CPU as well, would linux be fine with that?
believe me i know what you mean when you throw all kinds of new hardware in a windows machine, and it goes crazy for about 20mins when the OS loads, and sometimes it just doesnt work and everything is screwed ...
anyways all i can say in conjunction to what is said, is that not too long ago i put a new board and all that fun stuff in my box, and my machine booted up without fussing or dieing ... it was as if the hardware was there to begin with ... there was nothing different during the bootup whatsoever, and the only thing i had to fix was my lm_sensors for detecting temps and fan speeds ... cause the chipsets were different and whatnot ...
 
Old 01-29-2004, 10:32 PM   #4
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there's a 'motherboard monitor' program out there for linux.. :O.. joy! .. google.ca here i come..

thanks for the help.. i tihnk the only changes i'm going to do are the video card.. the other changes will happen later.. and will be pretty much the same as whats in there actauly.. just faster.
 
  


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