LinuxQuestions.org
Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Mandriva
User Name
Password
Mandriva This Forum is for the discussion of Mandriva (Mandrake) Linux.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 09-09-2003, 11:10 PM   #1
burroughs
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: SW Fl
Distribution: SuSE 8.2 and Vector 5.0
Posts: 52

Rep: Reputation: 15
Question Which Mobo to get?


I am considering get a little faster Mobo for the Linux system. I have a new WD100 10G HD(7200rpm) arrive today. I have ordered a modem that is supposed to come with Linux drivers.
Now I need input on Mobo/CPU selection. I was shopping in the mid range say 1ghz approx Duron, Athlon,Celeron etc. and in the neighborhood of $100 or less for the combo. Just like to get one that will not be hard to get to take the Mandrake 9.1 by a real newbie.
 
Old 09-10-2003, 12:37 AM   #2
gsikora
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2002
Location: Euless,TX
Distribution: Mandrake
Posts: 29

Rep: Reputation: 15
I have been using Biostar MOBOs. They run nicely with linux but
they fail too often so I tried an MSI MOBO and it is even better, cheap too. like $59, my Athlon 1700 1.44Ghz was like $62.

Check out directron.com. They are in Houston TX and their
shipping is lightening fast. I ordered at noon and recieved by UPS ground the next day. I live in Dallas. But they are fast.

They have tons of stuff and You can order online.
garion
 
Old 09-10-2003, 07:24 AM   #3
burroughs
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: SW Fl
Distribution: SuSE 8.2 and Vector 5.0
Posts: 52

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Thumbs up thanks

Thanks for the info. Will look. I have tried Linux on and off for a year and this Compaq is the only Mobo that I have gotten all functions to work. (Onboard sound and Audio) Just if I can find a modem that I can make work now. I am on number 3 and have ordered number 4!! I do like the 9.1 and want to get a good system running all the way!
 
Old 09-10-2003, 10:49 AM   #4
Time Lord
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: Iowa
Distribution: None yet
Posts: 19

Rep: Reputation: 0
Question What's a MOBO?

Pardon my ignorance, but what is a MOBO?

 
Old 09-10-2003, 11:11 AM   #5
thllgo
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: Laurel MD
Posts: 296

Rep: Reputation: 32
mobo = MOther BOard
 
Old 09-10-2003, 11:53 AM   #6
gsikora
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2002
Location: Euless,TX
Distribution: Mandrake
Posts: 29

Rep: Reputation: 15
What you are trying to do is make a WINMODEM work on Linux.
You can and I have done it. But this is easier and faster.
They use no CPU resources.

I have some used US Robotics 56K X2 external modems. Not the latest but better than any internal modem And I sell them for $30 shipping included. (CONUS only)

These are hardware modems that I garrantee to work with any
flavor of Linux.

If you want one I accept paypal ( selquip@netscape.net ) Just let me know you paid and I will ship ASAP

I hope is didn't violate any forum restrictions. He did ask about
modems.
 
Old 09-10-2003, 12:14 PM   #7
tigerflag
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2002
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Distribution: PCLinuxOS 2012.08
Posts: 428

Rep: Reputation: 30
Shuttle AK32A

I love this motherboard. Lets me use either PC133 or DDR266 speed RAM (one or the other, not both at the same time.)

It's very fast and stable. I had trouble getting Mandrake 9.1 to work with the onboard sound, but I think that's more of a problem with Mandrake being generally hard to configure sound, than it is a motherboard problem. I got around it by spending about $7.00 on a PCI soundcard from Newegg. It's actually a great sounding card, if you have good speakers.

Directron is a very good supplier, but I prefer Newegg even more. They have free shipping on a lot of their items and the fastest service I've ever seen.
www.newegg.com
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mobo Wolvenmoon Linux - Hardware 7 08-17-2005 08:08 AM
New Mobo and FC 2 gwalk Linux - Hardware 3 07-17-2005 08:19 AM
Can someone help me ID this mobo please? magnate Linux - Hardware 6 03-16-2005 01:13 PM
New MoBo mignignack Mandriva 2 10-09-2004 08:43 PM
New MoBo? UTKEngineer Linux - Hardware 11 01-09-2004 08:50 PM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Mandriva

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:43 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration