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yeah you are loosing some critical features of your motherboard by "disabling" those two...

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ACPI = Advanced Configuration and Power Interface

APIC = Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controllers

ACPI is the system that controls your dynamic speed fans, the power button behavior, sleep states, ect.

APIC is the replacement for the old PIC chip that used to come imbedded on motherboards that allowed you to setup interrupts for your soundcard, ide controllers, ect.
for whatever reason, a lot of mobo manufactures ship with out of spec or they are just buggy all to hell...a bios update might fix it, or changing the settings in bios, you will have to look around google to see if either fix it...or do as error10 suggest call up evga and demand to know why they made a motherboard that only windows can use!
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yeah you are loosing some critical features of your motherboard by "disabling" those two...



for whatever reason, a lot of mobo manufactures ship with out of spec or they are just buggy all to hell...a bios update might fix it, or changing the settings in bios, you will have to look around google to see if either fix it...or do as error10 suggest call up evga and demand to know why they made a motherboard that only windows can use!
Played around in the BIOS a bit today. All ACPI and APIC features work no problem with Windows 7 and I am currently able to boot the Ubuntu 11.04 disc using "acpi=off". I do not need to include "noapic" or "nolapic". Calling up EVGA...

EDIT: EVGA confirmed that the SR2 ACPI does not support operating systems other than Windows... The tech said it's probably possible to make it work but he was clueless on how to do so. Awesome...
Edited by Stevebobwe - 5/2/11 at 9:08pm
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that is unity for you, i couldn't get it to work either correctly, after upgrading from 10.10 to 11.04, even with the proprietary drivers installed, it told me i didn't have the hardware to run it, even trying to login as "ubuntu classic" gives me a blank desktop with only a background image...this is why i use KDE.

do this:

ctrl+alt+f2 (or any of the f# keys)

log in

sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop

(this will install KDE)

as for your three monitor problem...its tricky to get 3 monitors setup to say the least, each desktop manager has different abilities in this regard...unity might simply not be able to handle 3 monitors, Gnome might, KDE can, not sure about the rest.

here is what the xorg.conf file should look like:

http://exposedelements.com/2011/04/h...ors-in-ubuntu/
I set up the KDE and restarted the comp, logged back in with the new UI thing. And uhm... now all I have is a terminal window on the desktop. No other GUI is present at all so what do I do?
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Played around in the BIOS a bit today. All ACPI and APIC features work no problem with Windows 7 and I am currently able to boot the Ubuntu 11.04 disc using "acpi=off". I do not need to include "noapic" or "nolapic". Calling up EVGA...

EDIT: EVGA confirmed that the SR2 ACPI does not support operating systems other than Windows... The tech said it's probably possible to make it work but he was clueless on how to do so. Awesome...
Well I guess I won't be buying any more EVGA boards.

But if you aren't running a dual-CPU setup, you'd probably be better served by choosing a different board anyway. And if you ARE running a dual-CPU setup... I don't even think 24 threads is enough for Crysis.
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Tried installing the KDE and also tried gnome3 with no success. Actually, I tried each more than once, following advice from others each new try and every time I ended up in a situation that was more or less irreparable. All tries with gnome3 ended with me getting different error messages and not being able to log in at all. KDE was much of the same or simply would not boot at all. On the one try that I was able to log in, there was no UI or terminal, just a wallpaper and I couldn't click or use hotkeys.

I'm seriously questioning whether or not to keep trying. I am extremely irritated; nothing seems to be working the way it is supposed to. I understand that I am new to Linux and I cannot expect things to work perfectly by any means, but I've been trying to get the system basics set up for two days now to no avail. Linux and my computer are not cooperating.
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I'm not surprised. Ubuntu 11.04 is one seriously screwed up release. I wouldn't be surprised if many people skip it entirely. Consider a different distribution, such as Fedora.
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I'm not surprised. Ubuntu 11.04 is one seriously screwed up release. I wouldn't be surprised if many people skip it entirely. Consider a different distribution, such as Fedora.
Or debian!!! If you like how Ubuntu handles packages and such Debian does it the same way. Arch is also decent, but you can't do full system updates all the time. At least you might not want to, cause it is known to break.
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