[ILUG] nForce4 and Linux
lbedford at lbedford.org
Mon Apr 4 08:41:01 IST 2005
Paul Reilly wrote:
> Thanks John,
>>I'm using it here on an AMD64 machine. It works, but for a value of
>>"works" that some people dislike. The Linux support is offered by
>>proprietary NVidia drivers for the LAN and sound on the board. The board
>>I have is an MSI K8N Neo.
> Yeah I know the drivers are closed source LKMs
> Not ideal really - but so many boards now are shipping
> with nForce chipsets.
> I don't care about the sound card really, just need the network
> and SATA II stuff to work. Hardware RAID would be nice too.
> Can anyone recommend a good AMD64 motherboard with GB LAN, SATA
> and (for extra points) RAID support?
real RAID? just get a PCI card. Fake RAID? use software.
Anyway, my MSI K8T works fine. Has GB LAN, SATA (via 8237), and fake raid.
Years ago I would have said never use VIA. But they seem to be okay now,
and given the choice between Nvidia (closed source, but in Windows
pretty good), SiS (don't trust), and VIA (were bad, seem to be better),
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