NForce 2 and Linux
I'm considering the motherboard to get for a new Athlon XP rig. I would like to get NForce 2-based board (probably Abit NF7-S) but I need it to work with Linux. So, what's the state of Linux support for NForce? How do the open source drivers compare to the nvidia proprietary ones? Why does nvidia sound driver need its own mixer? I hear alsa is not supported, is that true?
In short, I'm alarmed by the number of horror stories I've read. Did anybody actually manage to make it work? (as in stable, with all the bells & whistles?)
thanks in advance.