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nachocual 07-27-06 03:38 PM

nVidia (Uli) M1697 chipset in Ubuntu
I have a MSI Motherboar (K9NU Neo) with this chipset, and i canīt make it work. Are there any drivers for linux?


netllama 07-27-06 03:39 PM

Re: nVidia (Uli) M1697 chipset in Ubuntu
Specifically what is not working? What kind of drivers are you seeking?


nachocual 07-27-06 03:48 PM

Re: nVidia (Uli) M1697 chipset in Ubuntu
Thanx for the quick reply.

It's not detecting neither Nic, HDs nor audio card. I'm using Ubuntu 6.06 LTS amd 64. Since all things belong to the chipset (HDs not, but the SATA controler yes) I think that the problem is that the chipset is not supported.

I'm kind of new to linux, so I might be getting something wrong...

SaTaN0rX 07-28-06 11:03 AM

Re: nVidia (Uli) M1697 chipset in Ubuntu
The chipset is supported quite good under linux

The sata controllers are based on the ahci standard, and supported by the
ahci driver

The PATA controllers are supported by the alim15x3 kernel module

The Nic is supported by the uli526x driver. (this one has some quirks, but works)

The audio conforms to intel HDA audio standard and is supported by the snd_intel_hda module

It sounds like the problem is in ubuntu. But it might be a problem that the PCI
IDs have not yet been added to the respective driver.

you should post the output of "lspci" and "lspci -n"

nusgnaf 07-28-06 08:37 PM

Re: nVidia (Uli) M1697 chipset in Ubuntu
Hi, I just managed to install linux on this motherboard. This motherboard require a pretty new kernel, mainly for decent ahci support(ncq and other goodies)I recommend 2.6.18-rc2, or 2.6.17 with Tejun Heo's libata patch applied, you can download his patch bundle from here
the most important option is CONFIG_SCSI_SATA_AHCI and CONFIG_ULI526X, make sure they are build in.
I download RIP linux from
, it ships with 2.6.17, unfortunately it miss the Uli ethernet driver, and the ahci support is not complete, but it has the advantage that we can build a newer linux kernel and simply load it from the grub menu. For example I build a new kernel on my old desktop, copy it to C:\kernel-new, then reboot use riplinux cd, when the grub appear, press "e" to edit the first boot option as follows
root (cd)
kernel (hd0,0)/kernel-new ... <---boot with our own kernel
then continue to boot. Until then I can happily repartion my drive and use debootstrap to install a debian base system.
Ah, one more word, the nvidia river doesn't work with 2.6.18 rc kernel, so if you want to use nvidia driver the only option is + Tejun Heo's libata patch.

nachocual 07-28-06 09:38 PM

Re: nVidia (Uli) M1697 chipset in Ubuntu
Just managed to get all things recognized (at least by the LiveCD, still didn't finish to install ubuntu, but there shouldn't be any problem). After trying lots of things, the solution came by accident. Updating the mother BIOS to version 1.1 (avaiable in MSI site) got everything working :D

And without building any kernel, which I still don't have a clue of how to do it :o

Thanks to everyone

PD: Here are the lspci and lspci -n:


ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ lspci
0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: ALi Corporation: Unknown device 1697
0000:00:01.0 PCI bridge: ALi Corporation: Unknown device 524b
0000:00:02.0 PCI bridge: ALi Corporation: Unknown device 524c
0000:00:03.0 PCI bridge: ALi Corporation: Unknown device 524d
0000:00:04.0 PCI bridge: ALi Corporation: Unknown device 524e
0000:00:11.0 PCI bridge: ALi Corporation M5249 HTT to PCI Bridge
0000:00:12.0 Ethernet controller: ALi Corporation M5263 Ethernet Controller (rev 60)
0000:00:13.0 USB Controller: ALi Corporation USB 1.1 Controller (rev 03)
0000:00:13.1 USB Controller: ALi Corporation USB 1.1 Controller (rev 03)
0000:00:13.2 USB Controller: ALi Corporation USB 1.1 Controller (rev 03)
0000:00:13.3 USB Controller: ALi Corporation USB 2.0 Controller (rev 01)
0000:00:14.0 0403: ALi Corporation High Definition Audio/AC'97 Host Controller (rev 01)
0000:00:15.0 ISA bridge: ALi Corporation PCI to LPC Controller (rev 10)
0000:00:15.1 Bridge: ALi Corporation M7101 Power Management Controller [PMU]
0000:00:16.0 IDE interface: ALi Corporation M5229 IDE (rev c7)
0000:00:16.1 IDE interface: ALi Corporation ULi M5288 SATA
0000:00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
0000:00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
0000:00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
0000:00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
0000:01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 0392 (rev a1)
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ lspci -n
0000:00:00.0 0600: 10b9:1697
0000:00:01.0 0604: 10b9:524b
0000:00:02.0 0604: 10b9:524c
0000:00:03.0 0604: 10b9:524d
0000:00:04.0 0604: 10b9:524e
0000:00:11.0 0604: 10b9:5249
0000:00:12.0 0200: 10b9:5263 (rev 60)
0000:00:13.0 0c03: 10b9:5237 (rev 03)
0000:00:13.1 0c03: 10b9:5237 (rev 03)
0000:00:13.2 0c03: 10b9:5237 (rev 03)
0000:00:13.3 0c03: 10b9:5239 (rev 01)
0000:00:14.0 0403: 10b9:5461 (rev 01)
0000:00:15.0 0601: 10b9:1573 (rev 10)
0000:00:15.1 0680: 10b9:7101
0000:00:16.0 0101: 10b9:5229 (rev c7)
0000:00:16.1 0101: 10b9:5288
0000:00:18.0 0600: 1022:1100
0000:00:18.1 0600: 1022:1101
0000:00:18.2 0600: 1022:1102
0000:00:18.3 0600: 1022:1103
0000:01:00.0 0300: 10de:0392 (rev a1)

fog_hua 08-11-06 10:28 AM

Re: nVidia (Uli) M1697 chipset in Ubuntu
Hello,I have the same motherboard with yours.And I almost success to install debian in my PC.Everything works fine except media players.I have tried totem,mplayer,xine,both can't play movies.

I think the problem is because my video card,which is ATI readon x1300,and I installed with the lastest driver,with version number 8.27.10.

If you have any experience or idea,will be appreciated.

NOTE: before install the ati driver,totem can play movie,although the speed is very slow.

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