Author Topic: Has anyone tried ASUS M3N78-VM  (Read 20710 times)

lukis100

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Re: Has anyone tried ASUS M3N78-VM
« Reply #30 on: October 07, 2008, 07:05:29 am »
Hi all,

I am using Ubuntu and I am trying to set up dual monitors, but I have trouble doing so with the graphics processor that comes with the mobo. Has anyone been able to do this? If so, how?

Best,

LKS

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Re: Has anyone tried ASUS M3N78-VM
« Reply #31 on: October 07, 2008, 07:13:18 am »
Dual monitors are not supported in LMCE. You say Ubuntu, that isn't used for LMCE either, it is Kubuntu. Are you trying to setup LMCE?

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Re: Has anyone tried ASUS M3N78-VM
« Reply #32 on: October 07, 2008, 01:30:57 pm »
Colin,

 I tried searching ubuntu issues with this board and everything google seems to lead to our discussions on this board here as related to LMCE but for every other system as well. I guess nobody else is trying to use this board in other systems.

 To sum it all up, basically, This board works with Hardy 804 without hdmi-audio. HDMI outpur functions fine. To have it work with LMCE it needs a custom kernel which there are instructions for in the wiki. I have not tried that nor am I going to.

 I have had a MCE-USB2 remote with LIRC loaded since the first day I tried using this board and it works fine, I have also ran it with the Gyration, Fiire, and a custom modified Xbox-USB dongle and that works just fine as well. I have never had any issues with the USB bus locking up.

 The current video drivers I run on that system with 804 is 173.14.12 from Nvidia's site. NOW I do have to run sudo nvidia-xconfig from a command line not the terminal everytime I try and change something in Lirc, this reinstalls the nvidia driver at full res and seems to rewrite the xorg.conf file again. I am not sure if this is to do with the latest version of Lirc or the Nvidia Driver.

 I am not using on-board sound as I could not make the Spdif adapter work properly so I installed a X-plosion 7.1 with the C-Media chipset and that works 100%.

 after that is all said and done I am running the stock hardy 8:04 Kernel with the on-board lan, on-board video and the 8200 chipset without any mods to the Grub boot files.

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 Dave

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Re: Has anyone tried ASUS M3N78-VM
« Reply #33 on: October 07, 2008, 03:16:37 pm »
dave - are you posting in the right thread? The original question was about dual monitors, and I was just pointing out that LMCE's interface isn't setup to use them, plus the guy was talking about Ubuntu which we don't use any more for LMCE.... your post looks like you thought you were posting in a different thread....

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Re: Has anyone tried ASUS M3N78-VM
« Reply #34 on: October 07, 2008, 04:24:26 pm »
Colin,

 Yep! I read that part as well. If you read this whole thread there are quite a few other issues not relating to LMCE and this mainboard as well. I was in my post just trying to say what I have done or not done with this board for people using this with LMCE or something else.

  My point about searching on google is when you search google about this mainboard and anything LINUX related, seems to point to this forum for discussion. I did not mean to h/j the dual monitor reply at all, just trying to say that all points linux with this mainboard related lead back to the LMCE forum.

 rgds,

 Dave
« Last Edit: October 07, 2008, 10:00:06 pm by rodercot »

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Re: Has anyone tried ASUS M3N78-VM
« Reply #35 on: October 07, 2008, 08:22:37 pm »
If you can run Kubuntu-8.04 without problems, you might want to try this experimental release: http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Hardy-iglu although it probably won't give you a fully functional system just yet.
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Re: Has anyone tried ASUS M3N78-VM
« Reply #36 on: October 08, 2008, 12:35:20 am »
Colin,

 Yep! I read that part as well. If you read this whole thread there are quite a few other issues not relating to LMCE and this mainboard as well. I was in my post just trying to say what I have done or not done with this board for people using this with LMCE or something else.

  My point about searching on google is when you search google about this mainboard and anything LINUX related, seems to point to this forum for discussion. I did not mean to h/j the dual monitor reply at all, just trying to say that all points linux with this mainboard related lead back to the LMCE forum.

 rgds,

 Dave

Sorry Dave, my bad - I didn't look closely enough at the top of the page, at first I thought lukis100's post what the first in the thread!

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Re: Has anyone tried ASUS M3N78-VM
« Reply #37 on: October 13, 2008, 10:36:47 am »
I just installed kubuntu 8.04.1 on the board w/o extra graphics.
First boot doesn't give X, I had to boot in the service mode and install build-essentials and the nvidia-driver (177.80).
After that, X starts up fine, detecting the monitors resolution correctly (1280x1024), and uses the 3D-openGL-screens.
I agree that the desktop stutters sometimes and doesn't feel smoothly.
I'll try the LMCE-betas, thanks for the link.
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