Re: Sarge and ASUS AN8-E Main Board
My Main Board is ASUS AN8-E.
The Main Board is based on NVIDIA nForce 4
There is no onboard graphics card.
Onboard LAN controller is:
nForce4 built-in Gbit MAC with external PHY :
- NV ActiveArmor
- NV Firewall
Onboard Audio Controller is:
Realtek ALC850, 8-channel CODEC
Is this Main Board supported by the available
kernels in Sarge ?
Thanks in advance
I have an A8N-SLI board working nicely with sid on both i386 and amd64
ports. AFAIK, as long as you choose linux26 from the boot menu, to
install a 2.6 kernel, you should be fine.
The only problem I had was with the sarge kernel (2.6.8 I think) you
need to append '--acpi_skip_timer_override' to the kernel paramaters on
boot to get the net controller to work. Later kernels (now running
2.6.12) seem to dectect the nvidia chipset and disable this
automatically. Not sure whether this supports gb traffic as I only have
a 100mb router, I dont think it does.
The onboard sound works with alsa in the 2.6 kernels using the
The NV firewall and active armour is windows based software so I haven't
used it on my system.