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Old 04-10-2008, 11:12 AM   #31
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So, what is the best Motherboard for Linux today? (for Intel CPU of course)
 
Old 04-10-2008, 11:31 AM   #32
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This thread is a bit old. Is today situation with Motherboards for Linux getting better?

First of all, today is 10 April 2008, and there is no AMD desktop Processors anymore ....
That is strange, I just bought a PCChips ATX MB with a 64 bit AMD 3500+ chip. $65 after rebate. I am struggling with the drivers, but then I am a total novice at the command line.
 
Old 04-10-2008, 11:36 AM   #33
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That is strange, I just bought a PCChips ATX MB with a 64 bit AMD 3500+ chip. $65 after rebate. I am struggling with the drivers, but then I am a total novice at the command line.
Soon you will regret. My AMD was exploded. There is no AMD for me anymore.
 
Old 04-10-2008, 03:37 PM   #34
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I'm still running linux on my GMA chipset intel motherboard but I have the onboard video disabled because it would only work in VESA mode which I believe is completely software driven. So I had put an 8400 GS Nvidia card in there to unload some of the video processing from the actually CPU. I had tried add the intel video drivers at some point but it had failed.
 
Old 04-10-2008, 04:02 PM   #35
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So, what is the best Motherboard for Linux today? (for Intel CPU of course)
This site has always interested me. Linux Bios firmware motherboards. They claim boot to Linux console in under 3-seconds! AMD Norwich is one of the better boards. Check out the latest motherboards for Coreboot:
http://www.coreboot.org/Supported_Motherboards

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Old 04-10-2008, 08:23 PM   #36
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I've had good luck with intel and Gigabyte mainboards, but I do spend time researching them before buying.. if it's too new odds are something won't be supported yet.

check out a Linux hardware review site if you are shopping for new.. something like phoronix possibly.
 
Old 04-11-2008, 06:25 AM   #37
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I've had good luck with intel and Gigabyte mainboards, but I do spend time researching them before buying.. if it's too new odds are something won't be supported yet.

check out a Linux hardware review site if you are shopping for new.. something like phoronix possibly.
thank you very much, Phoronix is very good site!
 
Old 04-13-2008, 12:19 PM   #38
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Do anybody has an experience with Gigabyte motherboards for Intel new processors? Are they good supported by 2.6.XX kernel ?
 
Old 04-13-2008, 12:24 PM   #39
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I believe it depends on which chipset your Gigabyte motherboard has. As always, if the motherboard is too new then chances are the chipset is not fully supported yet. Did you have a specific model you're looking at?
 
Old 04-13-2008, 01:32 PM   #40
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Gigabyte uses a mix of chipsets from different manufacturers. you need to pick a motherboard then find out what chipsets are on the board and who their manufacturers are then do a search for them.

SIS12345 Linux
ICH6 Linux
VIA6789 Linux

etc..

Odds are if the motherboard is really new you may not find any direct hits for it with linux, but it's worth trying to search for that as well..

Gigabyte MB13579 Linux
 
Old 04-13-2008, 04:39 PM   #41
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This site has always interested me. Linux Bios firmware motherboards. They claim boot to Linux console in under 3-seconds! AMD Norwich is one of the better boards. Check out the latest motherboards for Coreboot:
http://www.coreboot.org/Supported_Motherboards
That's a good point.. I came in here to say the same thing. Going with linuxbios can make a substantial speed improvement for anyone who doesn't leave their system on 24/7. My next board will probably come from the linuxbios compatibility list.
 
Old 04-14-2008, 09:45 AM   #42
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That's a good point.. I came in here to say the same thing. Going with linuxbios can make a substantial speed improvement for anyone who doesn't leave their system on 24/7. My next board will probably come from the linuxbios compatibility list.
This is a step back, cause those boards are out-of-date.
 
Old 04-14-2008, 11:00 PM   #43
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Hi,

I buy and use a lot of different manufactures for my motherboards. I recently purchased a 'ASUS AM2/AM2+ M2N-MX SE PLUS' MB with a AMD Athlon x2 3800+. No problems setting up 'SlackwareŽ 12.1 rc1' or "Slamd64'. Just a little tweaking and a blazingly cool machine.

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Soon you will regret. My AMD was exploded. There is no AMD for me anymore.
How did you fry the AMD? I've only lost one CPU in the last decade and that was entirely my fault because of the heatsink not being seated properly. I always check and then check again before any power is applied. You need to be careful, especially with the cost of silicon the way it is.

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Old 04-14-2008, 11:30 PM   #44
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Nvidia and an AMD have way better Linux support go for them
 
  


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