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Old 12-23-2011, 07:23 PM   #1
bigo
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Fixen to order parts for a computer I would like to run Linux, for the first time. going to build a simple desktop for internet.
Mouse, keyboard, ata 133 hard drive, DVD, wireless networking,
I have a Gigabyte GA-ma69gm-s2h motherboard I would like to use
I have been on amd website all morning and found some drivers I think but not sure
how do I find out if this motherboard will work with Linux well is thare a easy way to find out
can you recomand some good reading for a noob


North Bridge Chipset: AMD 690G
South Bridge Chipset: ATI SB600
Super I/O chip: ITE IT8716
Integrated Peripherals
Realtek RTL8110 Gigabit Ethernet
Realtek ALC889A Audio Codec
 
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Old 12-23-2011, 07:28 PM   #2
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http://www.linuxquestions.org/hcl/
http://tldp.org/LDP/intro-linux/html/
http://linuxwireless.org/
http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/browse
http://tldp.org/
http://www.justlinux.com/nhf/Securit...es_Basics.html
http://www.linuxhomenetworking.com/

The wiki or docs to the distro that you install will be one of the first resources to look at. Welcome to LQ.
 
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Old 12-25-2011, 12:34 AM   #3
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ok Ive read a little I find a Linux Distribution that will work with what ive got. No drivers
after the computer is up and running can you add of change hardware?
 
Old 12-25-2011, 02:07 AM   #4
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what distro will you be running?
Your MB can handle 4Gigs of ram by what I saw

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Old 12-25-2011, 07:57 PM   #5
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ok Ive read a little I find a Linux Distribution that will work with what ive got. No drivers
after the computer is up and running can you add of change hardware?
Any distribution works with any combination of linux supported hardware, as long as architecture is supported, which normally is (x86).
 
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Old 12-25-2011, 08:14 PM   #6
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after the computer is up and running can you add of change hardware?
I will say yes but with the qualification that it also depends on the distro you use. If you use something like Debian and you have it all setup but later add something that requires non-free drivers you will need to add these drivers yourself (through synaptic or apt-get or aptitude). Some distros put all available drivers in the kernel while others remove the non-free drivers. This is where it is a good idea to have an understanding of hardware compatibility.
 
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Old 12-26-2011, 01:17 AM   #7
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First Thanks everyone for answering and asking me quaternions Maybe thats what I should ask. What distro should I run. I looked at http://distrowatch.com/ did a search; beginners, x86_64,
at came up with ,Ubuntu ,Sabayon Linux ,Pinguy OS ,PC/OS ,MEPIS Linux ,Linux Mint ,Fusion Linux ,AriOS
If you know of a good one let me know all I want from it is internet, get my feet weet deal, if I like it Ill play with it more.

So from what everyone is saying is that it can be done .
 
Old 12-26-2011, 02:39 AM   #8
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What distro should I run. I looked at http://distrowatch.com/ did a search; beginners, x86_64,
at came up with ,Ubuntu ,Sabayon Linux ,Pinguy OS ,PC/OS ,MEPIS Linux ,Linux Mint ,Fusion Linux ,AriOS
If you know of a good one let me know all I want from it is internet, get my feet weet deal, if I like it Ill play with it more.
I would personally recommend Debian. If you look at statistics there are over 300 Debian based distros (Ubuntu and Mint are 2 of them) so it must be a good thing.
 
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Old 12-26-2011, 03:16 AM   #9
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As it's the one I personally use at home (Alongside an openSUSE machine.) I'd recommend Mepis as one of those Debian based distros. Yes, Debian is awesome which is why so many others are based on it. However, as has been previously pointed out, it can take a bit of work to get it installed from a non-free driver point of view. Debian based distros tend to make this a bit easier. For me, Mepis is the perfect way to have a Debian based and compatible install with a lot of work done up front for you. www.mepis.org
 
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Old 12-27-2011, 12:25 AM   #10
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