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kiko

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MOBO and CPU
« on: February 11, 2012, 06:07:58 pm »
I plan to build a mini itx HTPC and install linuxmce  on it. I will initally use this unit as a hybird, and later build another core for expansion and use this as a media director.
What is a class of Mobo and CPU that is more compatabile with Linux. I want to minimize my driver issues. THANKS

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Re: MOBO and CPU
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2012, 06:42:18 pm »
I plan to build a mini itx HTPC and install linuxmce  on it. I will initally use this unit as a hybird, and later build another core for expansion and use this as a media director.
What is a class of Mobo and CPU that is more compatabile with Linux. I want to minimize my driver issues. THANKS

Avoid via chipsets. get an nvidia video card, get a good NIC (pref intel), you need two nics. Any current proc is good.

kiko

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Re: MOBO and CPU
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2012, 04:57:41 pm »
Thanks for advice on chip sets, that gave me a great start on research. Why do I need 2 NIC's?

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Re: MOBO and CPU
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2012, 05:19:50 pm »
LinuxMCE is designed to act as your network router. One NIC goes to your cable/DSL modem, and the other goes to the internal network.