I am in the process of changing my PC, my AMD64 3500+ has served me long enough and it's time to give it to my wife
That PC will be a dual boot between XP and probably the upcoming FC10.
It will get some Raptor, 4 GB of RAM, a Q9550 and a GTX260 (+ or not depending on availability).
As the title suggests after some browsing, I have decided I would go for either Gigabyte EP45 DS4 or ASUS P5Q Deluxe.
What can I expect of Linux compatability on both these motherboards ? Network, sound, SATA and so on?
Would be very curious, because for example the P5Q runs Linux by default with an even very old kernel 2.6.20 (only legacy mode for SATA) called Express Gate (SplashTop)... You can be sure network does work. Also many new distros will use 2.6.27. Sound could be a little problem, but you can always update kernel or just update alsa - in most cases an alsa kernel option should be enough in case of problems.
Would be very curious, because for example the P5Q runs Linux by default with an even very old kernel 2.6.20 (only legacy mode for SATA) called Express Gate (SplashTop)... You can be sure network does work.
You know that if a given distro works it doesn't prove anything especially when it's made by the constructor
Well as a user of Gigabyte EX38 I may add that EIST works even when using the automatic overclock setting, that dynamically raises FSB under load.
And frequency still changes if you tweak CPU voltage.
But if you tweak FSB manually, it doesn't.
Nut sure what ACPI regulates. There has to be something...
Don't know why but my answer to Kano has been moderated.
Basically I was giving links to forums that show people have issues with recent kernels and the ethernet controller found in P5Q and P5Q-pro. That's just an example of why I would like *first-hand* experience on these boards
As far as ExpressGate is concerned it obviously works, but that doesn't prove anything for general distros