|04-23-06, 06:43 AM||#1|
Join Date: Sep 2004
Linux on GA-K8N Pro-SLI mobo
Here is some information I wish had been available when I upgraded my system recently.
Yes, the Gigabyte GA-K8N Pro-SLI motherboard is supported by Linux!
-sata_nv driver for SATA
-Network: nVidia CK804/Cicada CIS8201, use forcedeth
-Audio: nVidia CK804/Realtek ALC850, use snd-intel8x0
-USB, use ohci-hcd and ehci-hcd
-IEEE 1394 Texas Instruments TSB82AA2 IEEE-1394b, use ohci1394
-i2c_nforce2 for nForce4 I2C bus
-ITE IT8712F sensor chip, use it87 driver in Hardware Monitoring section
-infrared: unsure, not using
These drivers should all be available in stock kernels from major distributions (I think). This means Ubuntu and Fedora and stuff probably work. I use a custom kernel, and here is where to find the drivers in the kernel config menus.
-Power management options -CPU Frequency scaling -AMD Opteron/Athlon64 PowerNow! -Device Drivers -ATA/ATAPI... -AMX and nVidia IDE support (unsure if this is necessary) -AMD CS5535 chipset support (unsure if this is necessary) -SCSI -SCSI low-level drivers -NVIDIA SATA support -IEEE 1394 (FireWire) support -OHCI-1394 -Network device support -Ethernet (10 or 100Mbit) -Reverse Engineered nForce Ethernet support (EXPERIMENTAL) -I2C -I2C Hardware Bus support -Nvidia nForce2, nForce3, and nForce4 -Hardware Monitoring support -ITE IT87xx and compatibles -Sound -Advanced Linux Sound Architecture -PCI devices -Intel/SiS/nVidia/AMD/ALi AC97 Controller -USB support -EHCI HCD (USB 2.0) support -OHCI HCD support
Athlon64 X2 Warning
I recommend enabling Smart Fan Control in the BIOS. It will make the cpu fan quieter.
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