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Old 08-07-2005, 04:28 PM   #1
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Question New Linux-dists on new NForce4-motherboards or similar?


Hi
Thinking of buying a new pc with a NForce4-motherboard or similar, for Athlon64.

Just wondering what the odds are that the built in gigabyte-LAN's in all new motherboards will be any trouble for a fairly new Linuxdist to recognice?

I'd rather not recompile the kernel och do some heavy tweaking since I'm quite new to Linux, so I just wonder if its around 100% sure it will work just like with any old pc, or are there a high risk to run into problems with a new pc?

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Old 08-07-2005, 09:05 PM   #2
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As i wrote here:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=350015
Slamd64 rocks . I installed on a NForce4 based mobo.

Last edited by Linux.tar.gz; 08-07-2005 at 09:06 PM.
 
Old 08-08-2005, 05:01 AM   #3
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Re: New Linux-dists on new NForce4-motherboards or similar?

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Originally posted by Seb74

Thinking of buying a new pc with a NForce4-motherboard or similar, for Athlon64.

Just wondering what the odds are that the built in gigabyte-LAN's in all new motherboards will be any trouble for a fairly new Linuxdist to recognice?
I have a MSI K8N SLI with an AMD X2. SuSE 9.3 has a kernel panic upon reboot in 64 bit mode but is OK in 32 bit mode if you accept that only one Gigabit port works and that the nForce4 SATA RAID 0 is not recognized per se but rather as separate drives (systems boots from an IDE drive).

In my case these are the things I expected and I do not mind that much about them since I'm sure they'll be fixed in the near future. The state of the system does not prevent me to go forward with what I have to do at the moment (in 32 bit mode) and I keep an eye for updates.

I've installed SlamD64 also and it really seems blazingly fast in 64 bit mode. Unfortunately it comes rather unconfigured and with not that much software around and thus some time must be spent with it, time that I don't have. But it does look very good, performance wise.

Cheers.
 
  


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