Recommendations on newer motherboards working with Debian?
My ole, trustworthy computer seems to be having problems
lately (its got some problems with the video card -- it's
freezing while I'm in X and I'm starting to doubt that the
memory chips are ok -- and its battery is dead). :-(
So, I'm looking for a new computer and it seems that an Abit
KA7-100 motherboard is a good place to start along with an
Athlon processor (the board specs are amazing -- but then, I'm
really not a hardware person).
However, I've tried to do my homework and it seems to have
some problems running Linux (e.g., people seem to be having
trouble getting UDMA to work or trying to get sound cards
sharing interrupts with NICs when KA7-100 is used).
In light of this, I'd like to know what your experiences with
this motherboard and Debian are: is it a "dangerous" purchase
or can I buy it without any worries? Is it stable? Should I
look for something else? What? An Asus K7V?
I'm not well-versed with hardware in general and I'd like a
little hand helding. Of course, the first thing I'll do when I
get a new computer is to install Debian (and nothing else) and
recompile a 2.2 kernel probably with some patches -- so I have
no problems if, say, current versions don't work, but fixes
are expected soon.
I'm really interested in any feedback and other
recommendations. Please post to the list.
Thank you very much for any pointers, Roger...
Rogerio Brito - firstname.lastname@example.org - http://www.ime.usp.br/~rbrito/
Nectar homepage: http://www.linux.ime.usp.br/~rbrito/nectar/