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Old 10-15-2006, 12:55 PM   #1
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Supported chipsets

Does anybody know if one of those chipsets is fully supported by Linux?
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all of them are fully supported
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Doing a quick Google search looks like they are. However you should check the specific board you are looking at. Some onboard RAID chips may require extra effort to configure.


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Old 10-15-2006, 03:32 PM   #4
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Could you please tell me how you googled to find out they are supported?

I used google for hours and could not find a satisfying answer.
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I thought of one of these:
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Everybody, what cb951303 has posted is the correct answer. Just add more information. The kernel will use compatible software if it does not have support for. The storage controllers like SATA and PATA is strictor. ASUS uses Jmicro which is said that is supported, but it is not supported yet.

Duo compatible motherboards are more expensive than AMD Athlon64 motherboards. Actually, you will be paying about the same, but AMD will be a little cheaper.

Be careful of capacitor-less motherboards. Even though they advertise stability, does not mean they will be stable. Capacitors are there to filter the DC power so it constantly provides the same voltage. I suggest staying away from capacitor-less motherboards because they will not be stable.

IMHO, ASUS makes low quality or too thin boards that do not work well in Linux. Also they never relate to the manual, so chassis LED and switches have to be found by using trial and error.
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I am not new to linux but I am new to hardware I mean does not know what to buy or what to not I have used fedora core 3,4,5,
OpenSuse,redhat 9,Ubuntu,mandrake
on a p4 mercury motherboard 845 chip set
except modem every thing worked fine including alsa drivers

I have posted in hardware section a question with heading
asus am2 fc6....

but not yet got an answer is there any link where I can find what motherboard or chip sets are fully supported in Linux I have seen ASUS K8SMX board that had a sis lan card
3D graphics acceleration did not worked and sound was a problem I compiled the lan drivers given in via site in new kernel they worked (with almost a frustrating experience )
I wish to know before my purchase whether the via km890 chipset would be giving me some problem because ASUS gave a CD for drivers that did not worked in my previous boards

used gigabyte with Nvidia and mouse was a problem to which people gave a solution in xorg.conf (havent tried that )_

I am in an environment where I learn by my own experiments I have to use linux on various hardwares
and the network is also
having various OS like some people use Fedora (diff versions) some use windows ,other use Vista some use Mandrake some use Open SUse
I had problems connecting to internet in all the boards
the proxy server based on windows was not able to take the MAC address of my linux machine I had to allow access to internet on proxy by manually writing the MAC address of my machine
or switching to a windows machine
can any one sugesst me where should I look for supported hardware or I want to know what problems have been fixed in kernel 2.6.18
Old 10-28-2006, 11:28 PM   #9
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Most any motherboard should work for you. I have a laptop with an Intel 845MP chipset (for a Mobile Pentium 4-M, 400 FSB: 82845 CA/CAM northbridge/ICH3M southbridge) and a desktop with an NVIDIA NForce4 SLi chipset (for AMD Socket 939 CPUs, 1GHz HyperTransport: NVIDIA CK804 southbridge) and both work fully and completely. My brother's 855GME chipset in his little Dell laptop (for a Mobile Pentium 4-M or Pentium M 130nm or 90nm, all 400 FSB: 82855 DA/DAM northbridge, ICH4M southbridge) works fine, and so does the server that I built with an Intel E7505 chipset (for a dual socket 604 Xeon DP 800 FSB: E7505 northbridge, E6300SB southbridge.) I have also used a bunch of units with VIA KT133A, 266A, and KT400 chipsets and all of them worked. So did the units in the computer lab with Intel 945 chipsets.

SIS and VIA boards can be a little trickier, especially with some of the SATA controllers on them. But mostly any board should work.


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