need advice on motherboard chipset for linux

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need advice on motherboard chipset for linux

Postby kamrananvaar » Sun Dec 20, 2009 8:41 am

hi, i,ve already got a 915gav motherboard from intel and ubuntu 8.04 and 8.10 are the only distros that work on it, without tinkering .
tried ubuntu 7.04,7.10,9.04,9.10 same problem with intel graphics chipset 915
as i,m going to buy a new motherboard was wondering what the best chipset would be
Motherboard who has G33/G41/G43/G45/P43/P45/Q43/Q45 chipset
and which ones to avoid
going for onboard vga and budget build or cheap as chips build?
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Postby wyliecoyoteuk » Sun Dec 20, 2009 9:12 am

Nvidia chipsets are usually fine with Linux, and some offer great onboard video.
I have 3 AMD based motherboards with Nvidia chipsets, and have had very few problems running Ubuntu or Opensuse.
I also have an Atom mini-itx PC running Opensuse on an intel GMA950 chipset, and an atom netbook running Ubuntu 9.10 on the same chipset.
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Postby kamrananvaar » Wed Dec 30, 2009 2:40 pm

another blogger has just put it as i wanted to ask about compatabilty issues with hardwae before buying

Distro hardware buyer’s guide
http://blogs.gnome.org/bolsh/2009/12/30 ... ers-guide/
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