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Hello all, I am going to change the main-board/CPU soon, but only for cheaper down market stuff.
Can anyone say if there are any particular main-board chip-sets that have problems with the Linux environment?
eg: kt266; kt333; i845; i850; pax266; sis645, etc etc.
I'll be reinstalling Slackware 8.1 and Mandrake 8.2.
Any of the newer Intel based chipsets with the integrated AGP, specifically the i845GL, don't have much support... okay any support, you'll be looking at X through an 8 Mb Vesa framebuffer. Both of the past KTs run fine; I think even the KT400 is out of the box compatible.
Probably best to share the ribbon with the CD-RW, yes if you are burning from the data on the ATA33 to the cd-rw, it might slow it down, although the fifo buffer should handle that, but simply for the fact that you're going to be using the cd a heck of a lot less than the drives.
Yes, the ATA100 card can handle the slower, and indeed, much slower drives.
Most onboard sound, video, and networking is supported, the unfortunate part is when not all three are supported and many users get twitchy about having to add a PCI card. The only thing that is sometimes difficult to shut off in BIOS is onboard video, but if you put in a PCI card, it wins... unfortunately XFree will try to configure for dual monitors as it sees two card, but that easy enough to hack around.
Most AGP cards are supported in one form or another, some only as good as their PCI counterparts, ATI has an okay track rating and is getting better, Matrox has a great track rating, but you kinda have to want to dual head from the start, but really nothing can touch how well Nvidia does their support.