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Old 01-23-2012, 06:39 PM   #1
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First post, looking for a Mobo that is Ubuntu compatible...


As the title states, I'm new to the site, and a new linux user. I'm looking to build a computer running ubuntu. its my first home built computer, so i want to make it very simple. no bells and whistles.

So, any motherboard suggestions? Thanks.
 
Old 01-23-2012, 07:27 PM   #2
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First, at the top of this forum is the HCL (Hardware Compatibility List) that has a lot of models. But many are older models.

Typically, I'll go to a site like Newegg and then look at a motherboard and filter the reviews with terms like "linux" or "ubuntu" or "fedora". That generally gets me a good feel for whether a board works fully in linux.
 
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Old 01-23-2012, 08:09 PM   #3
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Cool. Thanks for the feedback.

i found a Mobo from 2007 that is compatible with Ubuntu according to internet sources. Its an ECS Geforce6100sm-m (1.0)socket Am2 Nvidia Geforce 6100S Micro AtxAMD.

Do you reckon this a good choice?

Thanks.
 
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ECS Geforce6100sm-m is obsolete, and IMO has a pretty awful chipset.

It sould work, but I havent checked the sound/network chips for linux compatibility. I wouldnt buy one unless you got a motherboard/CPU combo, that board will not take any of the currently avaible AM2+/AM3 CPUs. Even if it was a motherboard/CPU combo, I wouldnt touch it unless it was _super_ cheap.

*edit- posting your rough location, perfered budget and intended use would help.

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Old 01-24-2012, 02:53 PM   #5
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I have to admit that I'm not fond of the nVidia chipsets on motherboards. Mostly because I've always had install problems. They seem to work fine once you can install the official binaries from nVidia (or thru your distro repository). That may have changed recently, I don't know. The last thing I tried to install on one of those was Debian Lenny, which I think had a 2.6.18 kernel...
 
Old 01-24-2012, 03:25 PM   #6
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Debian Lenny, which I think had a 2.6.18 kernel...
Debian Etch: 2.6.18
Debian Lenny: 2.6.26
 
Old 01-24-2012, 03:45 PM   #7
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Debian Etch: 2.6.18
Debian Lenny: 2.6.26
I guess it's been longer than I thought since I last had to install Debian. Aren't dist-upgrades awesome!
 
  


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