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    Hi,

    I posted a message here the other day asking advice about building a PC around an abit NF-M2 motherboard. Visiting the site of the retailer I was planning to buy it from, I discovered today that it has been discontinued.

    I also discovered that it is being replaced by the AN-M2 and AN-M2HD sometime next week (I think). Are there any plans to review them any time soon? Also, what are the chances of it working out of the box with (say Ubuntu) Linux?

  • #2
    Originally posted by nemo View Post
    Hi,

    I posted a message here the other day asking advice about building a PC around an abit NF-M2 motherboard. Visiting the site of the retailer I was planning to buy it from, I discovered today that it has been discontinued.

    I also discovered that it is being replaced by the AN-M2 and AN-M2HD sometime next week (I think). Are there any plans to review them any time soon? Also, what are the chances of it working out of the box with (say Ubuntu) Linux?
    We haven't tried either of those boards yet, but they should technically work out of the box. The only question is whether the NVIDIA binary driver has added the support for the GeForce 7025 yet. For the 7025 it should basically be a matter of adding the ID in there for them. We might be reviewing the boards soon.
    Michael Larabel
    http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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    • #3
      Originally posted by nemo View Post
      Hi,

      I posted a message here the other day asking advice about building a PC around an abit NF-M2 motherboard. Visiting the site of the retailer I was planning to buy it from, I discovered today that it has been discontinued.

      I also discovered that it is being replaced by the AN-M2 and AN-M2HD sometime next week (I think). Are there any plans to review them any time soon? Also, what are the chances of it working out of the box with (say Ubuntu) Linux?
      yeah, i'd be curious to know this too ... didn't abit have their own distro once??

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      • #4
        The NVIDIA 100.14.11 Display Driver supports the new GeForce 7 integrated graphics -- http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=10276
        Michael Larabel
        http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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        • #5
          Des the Chipset/GPU/HDMI-Output work with free drivers (nv) as well? If yes, up to what resolution?

          (I'm planning to drive a 1920x1200 Full-HD Display with that board, is that possible without BLOBs?)

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          • #6
            Originally posted by colo View Post
            Des the Chipset/GPU/HDMI-Output work with free drivers (nv) as well? If yes, up to what resolution?

            (I'm planning to drive a 1920x1200 Full-HD Display with that board, is that possible without BLOBs?)
            The nv driver provides only 2D acceleration... For 3D support you'll need the Nouveau driver, but right now that is still experimental. Using the binary blob you can probably achieve what you need, but for Nouveau you'll need to wait some time still.
            Michael Larabel
            http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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            • #7
              I don't actually care about GLX/DRI all too much right now (although I'm of course looking forward to a free solution for nvidia boards ), I'd just like to know for sure if the connectors are driven by the free drivers in a way so HD-content unencumbered by DRM may be played in its native 1080p resolution.

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              • #8
                I found out we have at least one GeForce 7025 motherboard from ASRock that should arrive in a week or two for testing.
                Michael Larabel
                http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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                • #9
                  Great news, looking forward to your review!

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                  • #10
                    The NVIDIA GeForce 6100 and 6150 integrated graphics processors have been relatively popular among Linux and Windows users. These IGPs have been common in HTPC setups with the NVIDIA driver working out well with MythTV. NVIDIA's GeForce 6100/6150 parts have also appeared in a number of desktop systems, and while these IGPs cannot really handle modern games, they have no troubles with Beryl or Compiz. However, it's now time that the GeForce 6 series moves on with NVIDIA having recently introduced the NVIDIA GeForce 7025 and 7050 with the nForce 630a as the replacement for the GeForce 6100 and 6150 with the nForce 410/430. We have decided to look at the NVIDIA GeForce 7050 today as we compare it to the GeForce 6150 and test it in a variety of Linux graphics benchmarks.
                    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=10447
                    Michael Larabel
                    http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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