LinuxQuestions.org
LinuxAnswers - the LQ Linux tutorial section.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware
User Name
Password
Linux - Hardware This forum is for Hardware issues.
Having trouble installing a piece of hardware? Want to know if that peripheral is compatible with Linux?

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 05-12-2012, 01:26 PM   #1
Ambeaur
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Apr 2012
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
hardware compatability


I am completely new to all linux software. I decided to build myself a new computer and not use any form of windows. I bought an ASUS P8Z68-VLX mothrboard, an Itel i5 2500 CPU and a WD 1Tb SATA HD. My user guide says "This motherboard supports Windows XP / Vista / 7 Operating Systems. Always installthe latest OS version and updates to maximize your hardware." Does this mean I can't use Linux Mint 64 with this MoBo. This CPU and motherboard combo should be fairly common. Does anyone have Linux Mint 64 running on this combo? I asked ASUS about a memory problem and included the OS question and was told the MoBo probably wouldn't suport Linux. Please tell me they are WRONG.
 
Old 05-12-2012, 01:41 PM   #2
pan64
Senior Member
 
Registered: Mar 2012
Location: Hungary
Distribution: debian i686 (solaris)
Posts: 4,716

Rep: Reputation: 1261Reputation: 1261Reputation: 1261Reputation: 1261Reputation: 1261Reputation: 1261Reputation: 1261Reputation: 1261Reputation: 1261
have you seen this page: http://openbenchmarking.org/s/ASUS%20P8Z68-V%20LX ?
 
Old 05-12-2012, 06:59 PM   #3
XavierP
Moderator
 
Registered: Nov 2002
Location: Kent, England
Distribution: Lubuntu
Posts: 19,176
Blog Entries: 4

Rep: Reputation: 430Reputation: 430Reputation: 430Reputation: 430Reputation: 430
Moved: This thread is more suitable in Linux-Hardware and has been moved accordingly to help your thread/question get the exposure it deserves.
 
Old 05-14-2012, 05:14 AM   #4
cascade9
Senior Member
 
Registered: Mar 2011
Location: Brisneyland
Distribution: Debian, aptosid
Posts: 3,718

Rep: Reputation: 903Reputation: 903Reputation: 903Reputation: 903Reputation: 903Reputation: 903Reputation: 903Reputation: 903
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ambeaur View Post
My user guide says "This motherboard supports Windows XP / Vista / 7 Operating Systems. Always installthe latest OS version and updates to maximize your hardware." Does this mean I can't use Linux Mint 64 with this MoBo.
That just means that asus will offer support for XP to win7 OSes, but not any others. It doesnt mean that they wont run on that setup.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ambeaur View Post
This CPU and motherboard combo should be fairly common.
There are so many LGA 1155/Z68 chipset motherboards that particular motherboard/CPU combos are less common than you might think.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ambeaur View Post
I asked ASUS about a memory problem and included the OS question and was told the MoBo probably wouldn't suport Linux. Please tell me they are WRONG.
They are right, and wrong. Asus wont supprt linux on that board. However, there is a metric butt-load of people using Z68 chipsets with linux, and it shouldnt be a problem.

Maybe you should make a thread on your memory problem.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
LQ Hardware Compatability List peter_robb Linux - Wireless Networking 0 06-21-2006 12:30 PM
Hardware Compatability new_distro_guy Linux - Hardware 1 06-10-2004 06:04 PM
Which distro best for Hardware compatability? Peds Slackware 10 11-08-2003 08:51 PM
Hardware compatability across different distros Golovko Linux - Hardware 0 07-23-2003 08:39 PM
Hardware Compatability Zander Linux - Newbie 4 08-04-2002 12:50 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:21 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration