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Re: "rock solid" motherboard

Hi Filippo,
I have GA-K8NSPro mobo, onboard sound is AC97 and works OK,LAN OK, USB
nv driver is OK but I don't run games so I haven't pushed it.
There was an issue with two of the SATA inputs not being detected by the
installer, if you connect the SATA drive/s to the inputs associated with
the sata_sil module you will be OK.
This may have been fixed now.

On Wed, 2005-01-12 at 10:11 +0100, Filippo Carone wrote:
>  Hi everybody,
>  I'm going to buy an AMD64 system and being a debian user I plan to
> install the AMD64 port. The main matter is about the mainboard. Reading
> this list and googling in general is not easy to understand if a
> mainboard is well supported or not. For example the ASUS K8V Deluxe is
> somewhere said to be linux "rock solid", while some messages in this
> list report problems with sound, acpi and random system reboots (which
> really scare me).
> Anyway the page: 
>  https://alioth.debian.org/docman/view.php/30192/27/mainboards.html
>  shows every field without "?", thus making me think the mainboard is
> fully supported.
>  Almost the same applies for the nforce3 250-gb, in this list some say
> some say the network and audio are well supported, while a mainboard
> using this chipset, Gigabyte GA-K8N PRO shows a "?" in the sound
> column of the "supported hardware" page.
>  I'm a bit puzzled, but I think this is because motherboards come with
> different BIOS versions and people have different experiences from the
> same hardware.
>  The choices I have are:
>  Gigabyte GA-K8NS
>  Chipset: NVIDIA nForce3 250 + ITE IT8712F
>  Audio:	  Realtek ALC850 Ac'97
>  Lan:	  ICS 1883 10/100Tx RJ45 or Marvell 8001
>  Gigabyte GA-K8NF-9
>  Chipset: NVIDIA nForce4 4X MCPs
>  Audio:	  Realtek ALC850 Ac'97
>  Lan:	  CICADA8201 Gigabit
>  Asus K8V-DELUXE
>  Chipset: VIA K8T800 + VT8237
>  Audio:	  ADI 1980
>  Lan:	  3COM 3C940 Gb
>  These are almost in the same price range, the first being the
> cheapest. Which one would you suggest? Are nvidia proprietary drivers
> working well?
>   cheers
> --
>  P E A C E

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