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  • phoronix
    started a topic Gigabyte's ASPM Motherboard Fix: Use Windows

    Gigabyte's ASPM Motherboard Fix: Use Windows

    Phoronix: Gigabyte's ASPM Motherboard Fix: Use Windows

    If you have an affected motherboard to the ASPM power regression in the Linux kernel and it's from Gigabyte, don't expect a BIOS update from them to correct the ASPM semantics in the BIOS. Gigabyte recommends you just use Microsoft Windows...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTAwMjg

  • frign
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    Originally posted by johnc View Post
    What motherboards are used in Apple's Mac products? Maybe they would be more suitable for linux builds?
    They are using a custom EFI (_not_ UEFI) and it works perfectly. Read the manpage of the bless-command, which helps you boot even better.
    I'll buy a Mac mini soon - although the price is high, it is very reliable, silent, easy to upgrade/repair and not wrapped into a plastic shell.

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  • curaga
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    Just today I unpacked a HP laptop that came with SLED.

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  • speculatrix
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    I think Dell is one of the few companies who have released non-server computers (i.e. laptops and desktops) specifically for running linux?

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  • Vadi
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    I haven't heard of the motherboard vendors mentioned before, and they didn't come up with I was in the market for a new one. I bought a Gigabyte Z68 one anyway, despite them mailing to me:

    Thank you for your kindly mail and inquiry. About the issue you mentioned, since our products only support Windows OS, we cannot guarantee Ubuntu to work on our system. We suggest you to install Windows OS to prevent having problems. Sorry for the inconvenience.

    Regards,
    GIGABYTE
    So this is a general company stance and not a one-off thing. It's working out fine so far though, and I didn't think there were any mb vendors who were actually good what they do otherwise.

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  • DeiF
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    since you bumped the thread...

    Originally posted by AlbertP View Post
    Perhaps Microsoft only helps developing standards like ACPI because they want to be sure sure they can mess up Windows' implementation without breaking it on existing ACPI-compatible computers.
    Yes, that's what I understand after reading some old Gates emails. Some words like "We need to make Linux to not work" and things like that. It's all planned.

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  • AlbertP
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    Perhaps Microsoft only helps developing standards like ACPI because they want to be sure sure they can mess up Windows' implementation without breaking it on existing ACPI-compatible computers.

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  • agd5f
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    "standards"

    http://xkcd.com/927/

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  • Adarion
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    Originally posted by Ragas View Post
    I don't care a bit about what OS they support. What I do care about is that they support the specifications. If they don't that is clearly a bug and should be fixed by them.
    That is true. But sadly nobody seems to really care about standards.
    And some, like MS, create pseudo-standards (office open xml) with 6'000 pages but later not keeping to their own specs.
    Then, in HW terms, there is ACPI (also made up by MS as one member of ACPI board and their faulty compilers for the tables) or other stuff. In the HW business it is probably often the case "just make W32 work with it and that's it". If Windows doesn't bitch forget the product and get on with the next generation of stuff. Short life/release cycles aren't doing much good here.
    (free & open) Standards are a good thing, but it would be better for the world if people would be sticking with it.

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  • AlbertP
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    If Linux detects a PCIe pre-1.1 device, it is a PCIe pre-1.1 device and thus PCIe 1.0.

    nVidia does not seem to have PCIe 1.1 cards so the first cards with ASPM were the PCIe 2.0 cards (certain GeForce 8 models).

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