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    I'm thinking of picking up a Asus M2A-VM(690G) chipset to replace my dead mobo and would like to know how good support for the chipset is under linux. Should i expect problems or should everything run smoothly?

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    Originally posted by Raven3x7 View Post
    I'm thinking of picking up a Asus M2A-VM(690G) chipset to replace my dead mobo and would like to know how good support for the chipset is under linux. Should i expect problems or should everything run smoothly?
    Hi, I'm thinking to build a cheap setup with 690G chipset (abit fatal1ty). But from the impression i got with ati graphics drivers in linux...i think it's better not to get this setup. :S

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    • #3
      Well im not really interested in the GPU part.

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      • #4
        Ok I picked it up. It works fine. No problems so far(im not using the GPU). Ill post more details whe i play around a bit more.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by davidletterboyz View Post
          Hi, I'm thinking to build a cheap setup with 690G chipset (abit fatal1ty). But from the impression i got with ati graphics drivers in linux...i think it's better not to get this setup. :S
          Abit has a 690G board? I was checking their website and they only had Nvidia stuff for AMD as far as i could tell

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Raven3x7 View Post
            Abit has a 690G board? I was checking their website and they only had Nvidia stuff for AMD as far as i could tell
            Ahh...my bad. It's not RD690....the one Abit has is RX1250 chipset?

            http://www.uabit.com/index.php?optio...ge=1&model=339

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            • #7
              690G works well in CentOS 5

              I use soyo 690G MB. It works fine in CentOS 5.0, following are sth noted during installation:

              1. disable the HPET (high precision event timer) in BIOS (for soyo MB, bios must be updated by winflash)
              2. update the CentOS asap after installation, the newest kernel can tolerate HPET enabled
              3. use latest alsa sound driver and use kmixer/alsa mixer to increase the volumn
              4. install the legacy software support in CentOS 5 and install ati driver for RHEL 4.

              Then everything works fine

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              • #8
                Using 690G for a month with 64bit linux

                I am using Biostar TA690G-AM2 MoBo for a month now
                with 64-bit Xubuntu (as before)
                and everything is fine.

                Driver fglrx is working and even compiz is doing its job. MoBo have hdmi, dvi, vga and tv-out but only one digital and one analoge out can be used at he same time. Its graphics is faster then intel G33/690G
                Overclock is great on Biostar.

                See 690G MoBo list:
                http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/690G#List_of_690_chipset
                Pay attention that only both Gigabyte 690G`s has 4x PciExpress port (beside 16x one).
                (And Albatron with Mini-ITX - Cute

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                • #9
                  I just purchased a Biostar TA690G-AM2, but have been unable to find any info if sata is supported under linux.Could anyone please enlighten me? :-)

                  Regards
                  Daniel

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by soehest View Post
                    I just purchased a Biostar TA690G-AM2, but have been unable to find any info if sata is supported under linux.Could anyone please enlighten me? :-)
                    According to google it's AHCI so it should
                    work alright

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                    • #11
                      Msi K9agm2 (690g)

                      MoBo: MSI K9AGM2 with 690G chip; 2 HDD (SATA only).

                      Fedora Core 6 did install. On reboot, X server does not work.
                      Ubuntu 6.0.61 desktop: Live CD working (except sound), install fails due to SATA.
                      Mandriva Linux-2008 One: Live CD works (with sound); install works, reboot successful.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by frajo View Post
                        MoBo: MSI K9AGM2 with 690G chip; 2 HDD (SATA only).

                        Fedora Core 6 did install. On reboot, X server does not work.
                        Ubuntu 6.0.61 desktop: Live CD working (except sound), install fails due to SATA.
                        Mandriva Linux-2008 One: Live CD works (with sound); install works, reboot successful.
                        Current Fedora is version 8.
                        Current Ubuntu/Xubuntu/Kubuntu is version 7.10
                        On my 690G MoBo, everything works fine.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Markore View Post
                          Current Fedora is version 8.
                          Current Ubuntu/Xubuntu/Kubuntu is version 7.10
                          On my 690G MoBo, everything works fine.
                          thanks for the info; personally, i'll stick to fedora.
                          but my customer that time did not want to wait; she's a newbie who just wanted any working linux coexisting with any working windows.

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                          • #14
                            690G

                            I purchased an ASUS M2A-VM HDMI and Ubuntu Gutsy installed and ran OK. The SATA functioned, the sound chip was recognised and worked well for stereo, but the line in could not be activated negating my FM radio card. The fglrx drivers install and run in 2d, but compiz crashed every time, the onboard x1250 does not seem as well supported as the higher end video chips. I found the hard disk to be slightly slow and have had an issue with an external USB hard drive. If I try to dump a lot of files at once the USB chokes and freezes. The same device attached to an NVidia chipset board also running Gutsy has no problems. The new fglrx has no support for xvideo, but can be configured to use OpenGL for video rendering. I purchased this board thinking that with AMD's open source initiatives that all problems would quickly disappear. After two months of constantly battling the issues and limitations I pulled it out and installed a Gigabyte G33M-S2H and a core 2 duo. The system rebooted without issue, Gutsy found the new hardware and reconfigured the new GMA3100 video and correctly set up my widescreen monitor without any intervention on my part. Compiz works, the sound chip works, the USB works and the SATA hard drive flies. I will pull the 5000+ chip from the old board and get the ASUS Nvidia chipset equivalent board and use it in my daughters machine (Ubuntu Studio). I have purchased my first non AMD CPU since the days of Windows 98.

                            The 690G board has a lot going for it in terms of low energy use and features, but using it with Linux is too hard at this stage. I have a friend using one with Vista and his works flawlessly.

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                            • #15
                              Hmmm, I am running slackware 12.1 on an Asus M2A-VM HDMI, with a custom compiled (2.6.23.1) kernel.

                              My notes are:
                              1) Performance is good, SATA works fine.
                              2) Stable as a rock. Never crashed.
                              3) I have had no problems with USB .... maybe i'm not pushing it hard enough
                              4) The fglrx drivers install and "work", for very limited quanities of "work". I have put in a Nvidia 7300LE to replace the onboard and is so far working much better.
                              5) I don't use the line-in on the onboard sound, so I am unable to comment on it.

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