I see in some places that all intel chipsets(motherboard) are well supported in linux, and in other places I see that certain chipsets are completely unsupported because lack of documentation.
Anybody got a definitive answer on this? What's your experience with Intel chipsets, intel based motherboards?
Is there a specific Chipset you are looking at?
Overall, the Intel Chipsets are well supported under Linux, but there are a few problems mainly with the i965 and i975 models. There are no major problems though that really can't be worked around.
TBH I've had far more success with Intel-based motherboards running GNU/Linux than any other company.
Yes. I currently have an 845/P4 computer that I've always had stability issues with. I can't figure out what it is but it seems that with each new distro that I put on it it gets a little better. It's gotta be a driver/incompatibility issue of some kind.
The board in it is a gigabyte GA-8IE533.
The two other computers I have don't have that problem, arent intel based either.
I think that would be a motherboard-specific problem or an issue with some other piece of hardware or BIOS configuration. I have built multiple i845 systems in the past without fault.
Thanks for the info. All.
I'll be trying suse 10.2 on it, so maybe it'll be good enough this time around.