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RE: Recomended motherboard

To all of you who replied to my question about motherboards...

Thanks all of you. I got what I asked for, links, specific names on good
motherboards, and lots more. I'll try out from here.

But I will also follow up on the defence I got from Lance Lucas (who wrote
the mail below) and several others.

Please everyone. Bear with us newbies in the linux world. I know my
quesions seem pretty stupid and unnecessary to many of you, but I only ask
things that really is a big problem. If I irritate somone with my
questions, I do not understand why these people even bother to tell me to
go away. Reciving no answers at all tells me that perfectly. Being told to
go away makes me advice other newbies not to ask questions on the list.

But anyhow, I hope everyones problems will be solved eventually,
with best regards from Vegard.

> To the first poster, I don't think he has it backwards...he's asking about
> products that are known to be well supported.  Not all of us can afford to
> buy it all and use what works :).
> My advice for a desktop Linux machine is to stick with a name-brand,
> quality
> board such as Intel, Asus or MSI.  Don't buy the newest technology - if
> your
> board has been out for 6 months to a year, any support issues that arose
> with it have likely been fixed, or at least, well documented.  Don't get
> too
> many features, either - you're more likely to have issues with the onboard
> 9871239812-channel sound and 28 SATA ports than if you stick with a basic
> board and then buy additional PCI hardware that you know is well
> supported.
> IMO, nearly any recent AC-97 board can do the job well enough, and with
> Linuxant/Conexant drivers, you may even be able to make use of the
> Winmodem
> included on many boards.
> To the second poster, this is a complicated message to interpret.  Are you
> saying that you HAVE found recent mainstream boards to be Linux
> compatible,
> or that you HAVE NOT found recent mainstream boards to be Linux
> compatible?
> I can't decipher the double negative...
> My experience with recent desktop motherboards has been positive.  I
> currently use an Asus P4SGX-MX (P4/SiS-based, 2003), an Asus AV7880
> (AthloxXP/VIA-based, 2004), and a Gateway/Intel El Paso (P4/Intel-based,
> 2002).  All three have been extremely well supported since 2.6.x debuted.
> HTH...
> Lance Lucas
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Steven Jones [mailto:Steven.Jones@vuw.ac.nz]
> Sent: Monday, January 24, 2005 12:14 PM
> To: debian-user@lists.debian.org
> Subject: RE: Recomended motherboard
> Possibly cruise the motherboard sites and look for Linux docs and drivers
> that are suplied with the motherboard.
> So far I have not found mainstream boards of recent generations not to be
> Linux compatible.
> regards
> Thing
> -----Original Message-----
> From: William Ballard [mailto:nospam_50115@alltel.net]
> Sent: Tuesday, 25 January 2005 9:11 a.m.
> To: debian-user@lists.debian.org
> Subject: Re: Recomended motherboard
> On Mon, Jan 24, 2005 at 08:47:47PM +0100, Vegard Lundby Rekaa wrote:
>> I am just about to buy a new motherboard, but before I do, I was
> wondering.
>> Is there a specific motherboard wich is recomended for debian or not
>> recomended at all?
> You've got it backwards.  Pick several motherboards you like and then
> check and see if you can get them working with the Linux kernel.
> For instance, you might have problems with the on-board nic or sata
> chipset.
> Same with printers.
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