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  • Originally posted by GreatEmerald View Post
    It does say "Auto". I'm pretty sure that if it is selected, it runs EFI files, and if it is not selected, it runs legacy MBR.
    That said, you probably want GPT to be enabled. See this for more information.
    Hmm, in my opinion "auto" runs legacy BIOS if there is no EFI files and configs.

    If I remember correctly, I have it set "auto" and it runs non EFI boot.

    +1 for GPT. It was a blast to use.

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    • Originally posted by moilami View Post
      Hmm, in my opinion "auto" runs legacy BIOS if there is no EFI files and configs.

      If I remember correctly, I have it set "auto" and it runs non EFI boot.
      Yea, that's what I meant. Should have been more clear, sorry. By "selected" and "not selected" I meant the "On" and "Off" parameters, not "Auto".

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      • Originally posted by AJSB View Post
        Are GIGABYTE MB that bad as for LINUX goes ?!?

        I need to make a new rig with a mini-ITX MB and i'm undecided between the ASUS P8-H61 I http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Int...vuE&templete=2 and the GIGABYTE GA-H61N-USB3 http://www.gigabyte.com/products/pro...id=3963&dl=#sp

        I'm, especially concerned with ASUS as for Audio goes....is VIA *audio* well supported out of the box by the kernels ?!?

        Any bad experiences with the GIGABYTE MB that i indicate ?!?

        TIA,
        AJSB
        Originally posted by GreatEmerald View Post
        Yea, I never had any particular issues with Gigabyte motherboards (BIOS-based) in the past. But then if you do find an issue, they probably won't help.
        Here's an example of Gigabytes approach to dealing with Linux issues:
        Gigabyte's ASPM Motherboard Fix: Use Windows

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        • Yeah, it is a bad company. But the mobo I bought works. And yeah, that's a bad excuse, so I don't even use it as one. But at least they didn't supply me with tons of CDs containing shit software. Only Norton virus thing.

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          • thank you for your sharing





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            • Originally posted by GreatEmerald View Post
              Yea, that's what I meant. Should have been more clear, sorry. By "selected" and "not selected" I meant the "On" and "Off" parameters, not "Auto".
              By the way I just tested UEFI/EFI whatever boot with Debian Wheezy beta disk.

              1. The boot menu showed an option to boot UEFI from the CD-ROM.
              2. I selected UEFI.
              3. I clicked through installation of Debian with default settings, noticing that Debian made UEFI boot partition.
              4. I rebooted the computer and everything worked (except sounds, but that's another issue).
              5. I upgraded the kernel to fix sound issue and to see can Debian upgrade the kernel without messing UEFI.
              6. I Rebooted and the sounds worked with the new libre kernel.

              Conclusion: For a normal user UEFI can be at the moment with the Gigabyte mobo/BIOS very trivial and simple.

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              • Helloo..

                what you want to know please clearify your statement...

                covetus

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                • More Logitech support

                  I have just noticed logitech "unifying" mouse/keyboard battery support was added to upower october 30th as per http://cgit.freedesktop.org/upower/c...98954decd2c5a5
                  It might be a good addition to the keyboard/mouse section of the article ;-)

                  BTW, great article!

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