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Old 02-07-03, 01:42 PM   #1
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Question Linux with nForce2 IGP

Does anyone have any experience with the nForce2 IGP? I'm thinking of buying an EPoX EP-8RGA+ MB next week, and I'm wondering if I should anticipate any problems. I've read the threads about the EP-8RDA+ board, and it seems manageable. The question is how Linux will deal with the integrated graphics.

Anyone know?
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Old 02-26-03, 03:41 AM   #2
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the 4191 drivers support the nForce2 IGP. It's pretty simple to install
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Old 02-28-03, 02:45 AM   #3
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I just have bought a msi nforce2 based.

under windows : screen limited to 1024*768 (my falt panel can do 1280*1024)
underlinux : old drivers don't work

something seems strange : vga bios report "engeenring version"... maybe problems comes from that


today test :
upgrade bios, upgrade drivers (both OS)

I'll give you more information after launch
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Old 03-13-03, 11:49 PM   #4
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Hi am about 2 buy the MSI K7N2G(MS-6570)
nForce 2 IGP ChipSet.
Is this a good motherboard?
i have read the specs and is it thrue it has a Graphics Card and SoundCard integrated into the mainboard???
What Graphic card is it? and what Soundcar dis it?
And will my SuSE Linux 8.1 work fine on this board??
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Old 03-14-03, 03:56 AM   #5
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the one i got was faulty (seems that chip was "engeenering only" so flash failled.
after return to reselers (got a new one)
no more pb on windows (still left to test ethernet)

on linux CG seems to work correctly experenced some problem with my usb mouse..... but I still test....

MSI K7N2G(MS-6570) : i don't know (i've the -L version)
IGP means that CG is integrated
abit nforce2 based MB have more configuration option (especialy under voltage control which really usefull if you want to decrease power comsuption)
but I can't find it.......

underclocking works fine (ie using 166 DDR + 166 FSB +under multiplication coef)


sound apu is great (a bit strange but great) : able to do 5.1 to 2 way audio on the usual 3 point audio connector. availlable mode :
2 way +line in +mic
or
4 way +mirc (line in is used for other way)
or
5.1 (line in used for rear, mic for sub and central)



CG is a gerforce4Mx (this is not a g4 light (no shader) but rather a G2 Ti improved)

sound card is reported under linux as a via one..... but this is strange to my point of view since previous (nforce1) one was a i810 compatible one... I'vent tested it at this point

under windows ther is no pb

under linux the mb is rather new so expect having some trouble for few months
ide works fine but dma is not enabled by default (u must include a hdparm -d1 line in boot scripts) if you don't u may experence some slowdown when doing huge transferts.
CG is working fine (using last nvidia drivers)
I experienced some trouble on my usb mouse... must check further.... i now use usb->ps2 adaptaters
i haven't tested audio and lan at this point

that's all

ps i forgot : chipset cooling system is a pasv one (so no noise) but is really really hot... if you do watercooling a block can be placed on top without any adapters....

the card don't have 4 holes for waterblock mounting on cpu

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audio : ok no pb on linux use i810 driver (not patched ones)
ethernet : ok no pb on linux, use nvnet driver (this don't work on nforce1)
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