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Old 02-26-2004, 05:11 PM   #1
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Question is upgrading a motherboard a problem?


Got a new case today.. http://www.newegg.com/app/Showimage....145-025-17.JPG

I wanted to know, if i upgraded the motherboard too, What do i need to do to linux to make it all work out? As in "work out" being not looking at "KERNEL ERROR" messages . Do I need to recompile the kernel and if so, what parts?

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Old 02-26-2004, 06:28 PM   #2
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I don't think you'll have any problems with the kernel, unless it was compiled for a different architecture and you're thinking of switching CPUs. Just switching motherboards, though, I doubt there'll be any problem. Of course, you may want to optimize and recompile for the new motherboard once you get it (or even before you get it, if you know its specs), since you may need to add some new kernel modules to support any on-board stuff you'll have.
 
Old 02-26-2004, 08:27 PM   #3
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I'm up to my 5th/6th MoBO for my 2 computers. Never had a Linux/Kernel problem.

I do not use any onboard/integrated sound/graphics cards. If you do, there is a possibility of problems for these devices.

Make sure your old RAM can be used in the new board if you are not re-RAMing.

As I recall, most of problems are with those #$^&* nylon mounting posts.
 
Old 02-26-2004, 08:43 PM   #4
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Alright, cool. Thanks for the info!
 
Old 02-28-2004, 10:04 PM   #5
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Alright, well i got the the new board and case all set to go. Only problem is the sound and network card thats built in doesn't work. Plus, its acting VERY slow. Obviously, cuz the motherboard change.

I see a few options, 1. reinstall slackware 9.1 completely
2. Recompile kernel, pain but i could do it

I could probly modprobe or something like that.. do you guys have any suggestions?
 
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Okay, I found the ac97 drivers that I need to use. Its in the snd-ac97-codec.o file. But when i modprobe it, it doesn't work. How can I get it to modprobe??

Another thing, how to i make the module ALWAYS load?
 
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okay okay.. Got the sound working.. Needed to do modprobe -r <filename>. Then I needed to use aumix and crank the volume up. I hear some crackling noises in the background but i dont think i can do anything about that.

Next is the network card. i might figure this out on my own, but any help is appreciated.
 
Old 02-28-2004, 11:10 PM   #8
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lol.. fixed the crackling, i feel like im talking to myself now.. All i had to do was lower the pcm volume and the put the volume level higher. I think I mine as well scratch this post as i know im just gonna post i fixed the network card next.

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