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Heyo,

So I've been looking around for a mobo to use in a HTPC, and I came across this one (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131243). I was reading the reviews and one stated:

Quote:
Pros: Great price. PCIe. Support for both DualCore as well as Pentium 4
Cons: Does not like Linux
Other Thoughts: Those people who are complaining about not supporting more than 2 GB are just worng! It does support 3.2GB memory but not 4GB (but again this is because of the 32bit OS and not MB). But the fact that it does not support Linux is the biggest turn-down for me.
Now, I've never heard of a mobo "not supporting" Linux. Did I miss something? I'm planning on using some type of Linux on it, so yea. Not 100% on the board, but if you got suggestions for a cheap one, post it up

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post #2 of 11
I have heard of it in some instances. I sold my old micro ATX Intel board to a friend and he wanted to put Ubuntu on it and it won't. It freezes up. He's tried a lot of things too, it wasn't just a one shot try.

I don't know of any cheap ones at the moment, mine was cheap and it didn't work with Linux
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post #3 of 11
Not sure about the Linux issue...

But why that board for a HTPC? There are better ones with integrated video out for not much more.
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All I can say on the matter is that my laptop uses a 945 chipset, and Ubuntu runs just fine on it.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
Not sure about the Linux issue...

But why that board for a HTPC? There are better ones with integrated video out for not much more.
Like I said, I'm not 100% on the board...I just came across it and saw that review.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
Not sure about the Linux issue...

But why that board for a HTPC? There are better ones with integrated video out for not much more.
Which would you suggest?
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post #7 of 11
yeah, just go for a board with integrated video like dukie said. Not much more, plus it's only for an HTPC
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http://www.anandtech.com/mb/showdoc.aspx?i=2626

:EDIT: Nevermind, that's a REALLY old link
Edited by se7en56 - 6/10/08 at 1:36pm
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post #9 of 11
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Lawl!

Aight, thanks guys. Never heard of a motherboard not liking Linux.

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post #10 of 11
You can ignore newegg reviews. Most people who post reviews of computer hardware at newegg aren't competant with computer hardware/software. In the case of a motherboard based on the 945 chipset "having problems with Linux", this is simply a case of the reviewer's incompetance of installing software and falling back on the age old excuse of blameing anything else but themself.
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