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Recommend a Linux motherboard

Postby acorn on Mon May 05, 2008 5:01 am

I am looking for a good quality motherboard which is 100% compatible with Linux, i.e. no sound or video driver problems etc. An older board which is still available new in the UK would be fine.
I would prefer an AM2 micro ATX board with built-in video but if that presents problems then a full size board plus a cheap graphics card is the alternative. I will also consider Intel boards provided that their ATI drivers are Linux-proven.
The pc I am building for a friend is primarily for surfing, emailing and word processing and not as a HTPC.
I welcome your recommendations based on your personal experience.
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Re: Recommend a Linux motherboard

Postby Acid_1 on Mon May 05, 2008 3:27 pm

well, I don't know about a specific motherboard, however, when it comes to a PC, go for a low-mid end dell without broadcom wireless, getting something else instead of broadcom. Dells almost always work with linux.
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Re: Recommend a Linux motherboard

Postby ythe1300 on Wed May 07, 2008 9:39 am

let's just start off with this AMD=ATi (same company), also most mobo's are linux compatible.

That being said, I built a friend a computer using this "BIOSTAR NF61S-M2" and she has had no problem running mint on it. The install was seem less 0 problems. I don't know if you can get it in the UK or not though. Good luck with your build. :)
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Re: Recommend a Linux motherboard

Postby Fred on Thu May 08, 2008 3:30 am

acorn,

I have built 2 systems with the below board in the last 8 months I guess. The only problem I had with it was Linux couldn't talk to the sensors, so Linux couldn't control the fan speeds or read the temp. Other than that, both systems worked perfectly on Linux. I would suggest a Nvidia 8600 series graphics card. Good performance/price ratio.

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Re: Recommend a Linux motherboard

Postby miket on Thu May 08, 2008 3:54 am

Hi,

Take a look here, http://www.efficientpc.co.uk ... Dale only supplies systems/parts that are 100% Linux compatible.
If you tell him I referred you he may even give you a discount !

Mike.
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acorn wrote:I am looking for a good quality motherboard which is 100% compatible with Linux, i.e. no sound or video driver problems etc. An older board which is still available new in the UK would be fine.
I would prefer an AM2 micro ATX board with built-in video but if that presents problems then a full size board plus a cheap graphics card is the alternative. I will also consider Intel boards provided that their ATI drivers are Linux-proven.
The pc I am building for a friend is primarily for surfing, emailing and word processing and not as a HTPC.
I welcome your recommendations based on your personal experience.
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