Re: Anyone uses the Gigabyte GA K8-NS Pro ?
On Sun, 06 Mar 2005 00:43:19 -0800, Corey Hickey <email@example.com> wrote:
> It might be that nobody here is using that motherboard.
I already feared that, but I wanted to get sure.
> When researching a motherboard to determine linux compatability, I
> always find a list of compoents and use "make menuconfig" or google to
> see if each component's chipset is supported (when I don't know
> already). Searching google for "k8-ns pro" reveals this page:
ahh.. "make menuconfig" :-)
I do compile my own kernels, but I didn't have the idea to compare the
kernel config to the chipset! Thank you for the hint!
> I'll answer the ones I know for you; I'm sure you can dig up the rest if
> someone else doesn't have firsthand experience.
> > GA-K8NS Pro
> > nForce3 250 chipset
> I've been using an nforce3 250 board since December without a hitch.
> > Processor
> > Socket 754 for AMD Athlon64
> This goes without saying...
> > Super I/O: ITE IT8712F chip
> lm_sensors supports this. Works fine for me.
> > Silicon Image sil3512 controller
> I'm pretty sure this is supported in recent kernels.
I don't use SATA drives in the near future, so this is not that
important currently, but as far as I've read it's supported.
> > GigaRAID ATA 133 RAID controller
> I don't know.
As far as I've read, the nForce3 has an IDE/ATA controller. Is that
GigaRAID additional to the nForce3 controller, or does one need the
GigaRAID working in order to use a ATA disk ?
I grep'ed the kernel source and only found "8212" (GigaRAID uses the
ITE8212 chip) in /drivers/pci/pci.ids
Since I only found it in the PCI id's I think it's not supported ?
(otherwise it would appear somewhere in the source aswell ?)
> > T.I. IEEE1394 controller
> If this uses the PCILynx chip then it's supported.
Don't use Firewire (yet)
> > Marvell 8001 Gigabit Ethernet controller
> The sk98lin driver supports this.
Good, but I have 2 PCI network cards anyway.
> > Realtek ALC850 Audio AC'97 Codec
> Recent versions of alsa should support this too.
Thank you very much!