[clug] Linux mobo - good and cheap
akabaila at pcug.org.au
Tue Jan 6 04:49:59 GMT 2009
A big "Thank You" to all who responded to the enquiry, particularly to ("in
order of appearance"):
Mike Carden, Chris Smart, David Tulloh, Owen Cook, Daniel Pitman, Rainer
Klein, Rod Peters, Adam Jenkins. A lot of information there!
Just to underline something that I mentioned in my enquiry: On the amd64 box
with a mobo with Nvidia chipset I do get the same "out of range" result with
the recent ubuntu as well as suse.
To be fair, In another situation with an el cheapo Acer laptop, ubuntu *did*
have a better support for that Acer. So, actually there is not much to pick
between distros. I should also note that openSUSE10.3 works well with my
amd64 box. I am writing with that box now and that is one reason why I am so
slow to test hardware on it.
To sum it up in a sentence, for an old newbie it seems that Chris' suggestion
of mobo with Intel chipsets is a good starting point. Also, Rod's
information of his experience with EAH3450 tells me that it is well worth
investigating. I would experiment with all suggestions, but the time is
catching up with me, so I need to select a subset.
Thank you all again,
Dr Algis Kabaila
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