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  • alurien
    started a topic GNU/Linux and the nForce 790i

    GNU/Linux and the nForce 790i

    Does anyone know what GNU/Linux compatibility will be like (or is like) on the new nForce 790i based motherboards? Do the nVidia closed-source drivers work? what about the drivers in the GNU/Linux kernel?

    I'm looking at one of these boards for my next upgrade, so any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

    Many thanks :-)

  • kevkim55
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    Originally posted by athertek View Post
    The board itself works fine under linux. But, some of the components are not recognized by the linux kernel.

    Audio chip works but not very well !! The maximum audio volume is like 1/4 of that in windows and quality is sloppy.

    lmsensors could recognize only a few of the sensors and the readings are not very consistent !

    Yet, it is a lot better than before. Looks like linux developers are adding support to the exotic hardware albeit a bit slowly.

    Thanks for the input.

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  • kevkim55
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    Originally posted by athertek View Post
    The board itself works fine under linux. But, some of the components are not recognized by the linux kernel.

    Audio chip works but not very well !! The maximum audio volume is like 1/4 of that in windows and quality is sloppy.

    lmsensors could recognize only a few of the sensors and the readings are not very consistent !

    Yet, it is a lot better than before. Looks like linux developers are adding support to the exotic hardware albeit a bit slowly.

    Thanks for the input.

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  • athertek
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    Seems to work

    Got a good review here: http://www.ubuntuhcl.org/browse/prod...li-mcp?id=7175

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  • kevkim55
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    No takers ?

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  • kevkim55
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    Let me take this opportunity to take us back to the question the original poster had asked !!

    Has any one has had success with using 790i board with linux ? If yes, how do you go about over clocking and monitoring etc ? Did you get all the MB components (LAN, sound chip etc) recognized and working in linux ?

    Thanks for any help on this issue ?

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  • mik2uzl
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    Originally posted by d2kx View Post
    Kernel 2.6.25 is ready by the next week or two so SB700 should be no problem then... just what I've expected
    The SB700 is no problem on my ECS 780GM board. I have been running this m/b with a Phenom 9500 for 10 days and no problems yet.

    Using kernel 2.6.24 and Slackware. I am using a Nvidia graphics card with nvidia 169.12 driver until i can test the integrated ATI HD3200 graphics with the radeonhd driver which is not yet ready for the HD3200.

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  • d2kx
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    Kernel 2.6.25 is ready by the next week or two so SB700 should be no problem then... just what I've expected

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  • Michael
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    I have a few SB700 mobos waiting to be tested... hope to get to them soon.

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  • Melcar
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    Support for SB700 is starting with the 2.6.24 kernels, but I haven't heard anything on the subject for a while.

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