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Feb. 11th, 2006

02:55 am - This might be bad

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After doing some research, it turns out that the linux distros i've been trying to install simply do not support my onboard video (in 3D mode) and sound *and* my built-in nic card. Some distros do a few of those things. So i'm trying something wacky. Kanotix seems to be the one that supports most new hardware. Problem? It's a German distro, and even though it has an English version and some English help files, most of the English wiki questions and most of the forums are in German. The live install seems to work better than most have (3D support with no configuring at all), but if i've problems, i reckon i'll be stuck. Should be an adventure.

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Date:February 11th, 2006 12:07 pm (UTC)
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Date:February 11th, 2006 03:07 pm (UTC)
I guess that's what you get for reconsidering your position on onboard sound/video/nic ;)

Don't you still have that AWE64 card? Surely that's better than the onboard sound. And I'm sure you can run the onboard NIC as a 10/100 card. I'm assuming it's a gigabit card, some of which Linux still seems slow to support. And if Kanotix can configure your video, you'll be able to get it to work under Ubuntu, but maybe you'll have to use Nvidia's own installer to do it, instead of using the Ubuntu repos.
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Date:February 12th, 2006 05:03 pm (UTC)
Both Ubuntu and Kanotix run the nic card with no problems, just that some of the other distros that do the video won't do the sound. Kanotix does the 3D accelleration on my on-board video (i only went for it because it's actually *better* than my ATI card) with no tweaks. The AWE64 card is...ahem...ISA. My new board doesn't have any ISA slots ;)

There is no nvidia installer for my onboard video, which is part of the problem. Not sure how Kanotix is doing it.
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