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    [SOLVED] Will this rig work well with linux?


    I just wanted to know if anyone knows whether this combination will work when assembled and whether all parts are supported by linux:

    *Corsair Powersupply 550W Bulk, black, ATX/EPS, 120mm fan, 4xSATA, SLI
    *Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L, P35, Socket-775, ATX, GbLAN, DDR2, ICH9, PCI-Ex16
    *Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 2.5GHz 1333Mhz
    *Corsair TWIN2X 6400 DDR2, 4096MB CL5, Kit w/two matched CM2X2048-6400 Dimm
    *Western Digital Raptor 74GB SATA 16MB 10000RPM
    *Western Digital Caviar GP 500GB SATA2, 16MB 7200RPM
    *XFX GeForce 8800GT 600M 512MB GDDR3,PCI-Express 2.0,2xDVI,8-layer,black PCB
    *Optiarc / NEC DVD-brenner AD-7191S-0B / SATA LightScribe, bulk
    I am especially worried about the mobo

    Any suggestions are highly appreciated.
    Thank you very much in advance

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    Blackfooted Penguin daark.child's Avatar
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    Apr 2006
    West Yorks
    I can't give you a definite answer, but I suggest you try a live cd. If the live cd works, then its mostly likely that a hard disk install will work.

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    Thank you for your reply!

    Although, I haven't bought the above rig yet. I just wanted to check the compatibility with linux so I am sure to buy something that actually works

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    May 2004
    arch linux
    I've read on other Linux boards that the motherboard works fine with Linux. I don't really see any problem with the other hardware, either, but like daark.child, I can't give a definitive answer.

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    Thank you very much! I think I'll just go for it and cross my fingers :P

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    I just got the rig, assembled it and tested it with Ubuntu (since it has the best HW-detection out of the box).

    I just made a couple of adjustments: Instead of Seagate I got a 500GB WD (7200 rpm) and baught a Samsung DVD-burner.

    Everything works and is *amazingly* fast and responsive.

    The nvidia 8800GT card was nothing the latest driver couldn't fix (although it is still listed as "unknown device" in lspci). glxgears gives me ~21000 fps at default window size.

    Compiz is fast most of the time, unless you stress the system - then the animation gets a bit choppy.

    Harddisks work fine. Setting AHCI-mode in BIOS was not necessary for the HDDs to work. I have not tested IDE though. Compiling is now unbelievably fast on the Raptor with 10k rpm.

    Sound works fine too.

    So, thanks for the help everyone

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    Join Date
    May 2004
    arch linux
    Glad to hear it's working out well for you.

    Don't hesitate to post new threads with any other questions.

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