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Old 09-21-2013, 12:44 PM   #1
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Linux problems with N68-VS3 FX motherboard?


Odd problem. I've been running Kubuntu and Windows 7 dual-boot on an oldish Dell with no problems. Rebuilt the system with an ASRock N68-VS3 FX board (same HDD) and now Windows runs fine, but I've tried 3 Linux distros (Kubuntu, Mint & openSUSE) and they all keep crashing. I'm flummoxed. Does anyone have any ideas?
 
Old 09-22-2013, 04:14 PM   #2
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We need way more information that just "it crashed":
- At which point does it crash?
- What exactly is happening?
- Are those installed systems that crash or does the same happen with Live media?
- Was there other hardware that has changed?
 
Old 09-23-2013, 11:21 AM   #3
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Sorted - kind of.

Hi, thanks for replying. It's okay, apparently there's a compatibility issue with the Linux kernel and this particular motherboard. There's a thread discussing it here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...x/+bug/1003297

I've only just bought the board so I'm returning it and getting a different one. Simplest solution.

Thanks anyway.
 
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If you get a new one I would recommend to look something with a newer chipset, the motherboard you have bought uses a quite old chipset.
 
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I was looking at maybe the Asus M5A78L-M. Do you think that would be okay?
 
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It depends. The onboard videochip of the 760G chipset is the quite old Radeon HD3000, which is considered to be legacy by AMD and wasn't supported very well by their proprietary drivers on Linux anyways. So if you plan to use newer (K)Ubuntu versions (12.04 should be fine) you will have to use the free radeon driver, which nowadays has proper power-management, but for this chip still lacks hardware video decoding support. Sadly, the same is true for the newer AMD 8xx series chipsets. If you have a dedicated videocard this shouldn't of course be a problem and in that case (unless you really need a mainboard with µATX formfactor) I would recommend to even go for a board with the newer (but slightly more expensive) AMD 970 chipset.
 
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Okay, I'll have a look at what's available. Thanks very much for your help, I really appreciate it.
 
  


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