Gordon Charrick wrote:
I decided it's time to rebuild my computer and replace the aging
motherboard and Matrox graphics card and old ATA drives.
I went to Fry's and picked out a motherboard that I hope will work
with no problems. At least I have 15 days to return it. I also picked
up a couple Maxtor SATA drives. I plan to use the onboard graphics and
Doing some googling, I'm not quite sure how compatible all the
hardware will be with FC6. It looks like there might be a problem with
Before I go through the time and hassle of taking apart my perfectly
working computer to replace all the innards only to find I may have to
get a different motherboard, I thought I'd ask the list for
recommendations on current motherboards that can handle dual-core
processors. Fry's has a dizzying array of motherboards in stock so
picking one is no easy task when it comes to Linux.
I'm running on a Dual core Pentium system using the Intel 965 chipset
and in a word it works however there are some limitations to be aware of
which are being resolved.
My motherboard is an Intel DG965RYCK motherboard with 2Gb or RAM and a
2.8GHZ dual core processor.
Big issues I've found:
1) PATA (IDE?) interface is not recognized properly (SATA works
a) use the kernel parameter "all-generic-ide" however I am not able
to burn CD's with the setting
b) use a usb cdrom drive
2) Video drivers that come in FC6 will not display video with programs
such as mplayer - fix is to install the current drivers for the 965
video chipset from freedesktop.org
- you'll have to compile them yourself
3) the 64 bit version of firefox will probably be a headache as plugins
are 32 bits - choices are:
a) run the 32 bit version of firefox
b) use the 64 bit version of firefox and use nspluginwrapper which
will work with many of the plugins
Hope this is of use...