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Motherboard problems with Linux?

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#1 jon-9


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Posted 07 May 2010 - 10:43 AM

Asking as a first-time builder:

Do any motherboards have problems with Linux? I want to try Ubuntu Linux as my main OS; might partition the HD and also install Win7.

I plan to use
Gigabyte GA-785GMT-USB3 AM3 AMD 785G HDMI USB 3.0 Micro ATX

At the bottom of Gigabyte's spec list, the Remarks say:
"Due to different Linux support condition provided by chipset vendors, please download Linux driver from chipset vendors' website or 3rd party website"

So I'd download driver(s) fr/AMD; and after that, no problems? (hoping...)


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Posted 07 May 2010 - 02:00 PM

Yes that should be the case and work it, ubuntu usually has very good support for most if not all mobos especially if they supply the chipset drivers. :thumbsup: if you want a definite answer just live boot ubuntu and see if anything is not working. :flowers:
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Posted 07 May 2010 - 02:10 PM

For the most part, most motherboards work very well with linux. I had an issue with my older gigabyte board and openSuSe once, but that was a long time ago and even know OpenSuSe works just fine on it. Typically, its video cards that I find have more issues with linux then chipset drivers, and even now adays linux, especially ubuntu, is getting MUCH better at creating support for them, in fact its getting to the point I dont even have to install drivers. with windows I have to install windows, then each individual driver. with the last 2 linux OSes Ive tried with, I havent had to install a single driver-just installed the OS and it recognized everything. Hope you have fun, I personally love linux, even though it makes me want to pull my hair out some days.

Edited by the_patriot09, 07 May 2010 - 02:12 PM.



Primary system: Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 945, Memory: 16 gigs of Patriot G2 DDR3 1600, Video: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 380, Storage: 1 WD 500 gig HD, 1 Hitachi 500 gig HD, and Power supply: Coolermaster 750 watt, OS: Windows 10 64 bit. 

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