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cliff

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Compatible Mother Boards
« on: August 06, 2008, 03:37:43 pm »
I'm requesting help on finding a mobo that works well with 0710.  The motherboard in my Core Media Director died.  The list of motherboards in the wiki are somewhat archaic.  I have six motherboards in Media Directors, but none seem to work as a Core Media Director under 0710.  I would prefer a model and brand of motherboard that a member is actually using as a core media director under 0710.  I've learned through experience that a lot of boards that should work don't.

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Re: Compatible Mother Boards
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2008, 03:58:47 pm »
I have a similar thread here:
http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=5948.0

My motherboard is apparently on the fritz and I'm sick of messing with it, so I am ordering new.

My only core/hybrid experience has been with an M2NPV-VM, which has turned out to be a pain (raid array breaking all the time despite the discs being check and free of bad sectors, network crashes and a lot of other issues with network driver stability etc.) so I would recommend against it even though it is supposed to be well supported (though it may be that my board is just fried - I did buy it used over 6 months ago)

I have heard great reviews about the M2N-SLI Deluxe and I'm starting to lean in that direction.

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Re: Compatible Mother Boards
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2008, 08:33:22 pm »
I'm requesting help on finding a mobo that works well with 0710.  The motherboard in my Core Media Director died.  The list of motherboards in the wiki are somewhat archaic.  I have six motherboards in Media Directors, but none seem to work as a Core Media Director under 0710.  I would prefer a model and brand of motherboard that a member is actually using as a core media director under 0710.  I've learned through experience that a lot of boards that should work don't.

Have you added any experience with those 6 motherboards to the wiki at all?
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Re: Compatible Mother Boards
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2008, 09:16:54 pm »
Hi:
    I have installed 710 on the next configuration with no major issues, only external subtitles for avi/mkv tvshows with Xine_Player are not working.

MB: Abit AN-M2HD LE
CPU: Athlon X2 4800+ Box (AM2)
Memory: XMS2 DDR2 2Gb (2x1Gb) PC6400C4DHX
WDC 80 GB SATA2 for OS
WDC 250 GB for media

This machines is one for all ( Core/Director )

It works Ok, sometimes I have some green artifacts on the left side using Xine_Player, but according to some threads this is a known bug, not resolved yet.


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Re: Compatible Mother Boards
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2008, 09:50:43 pm »
Thanks for the information.  As far as the wiki is concerned, all of the mobos in media directors are in the wiki already.  Most are of the "works as media director not as core" type. 

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Re: Compatible Mother Boards
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2008, 11:52:12 am »
Cliff,

 AND the problem is there are no new useable boards yet and the underlying problem is NEW drivers. If we could somehow get the supplement driver disc from Hardy or even the updated Gutsy which I have read about to use with the install then we may be able to use the new P45 boards from intel and the 8200/8300 boards from AMD/Nivida. 

 I have tried the intel P45 on an Asus P5Q Deluxe and it was a sata driver issue from the get go - no installation, Then most likely the nic would not work at that point either as they use the newest Realtek chipset and which Realtek does not even have listed in the driver section at their web-site yet even for Win32.

 I do have an M3N78-VM running as a MD and with certain changes like forcing the sata controller to IDE Generic at the boot up it may function BUT then I had to add and Nic, Sound and Video Card to it to make it work as this MD and it is solid that way, but really it negates the purpose of buying a VM style motherboard in the first place.

 I have also had a P5K3 board up and running and have not retried it since before my netork issues, in amongst all those problem I built the M2N-SLI deluxe system and have not looked back since as it has been rock solid, touch wood. "rapping on my forehead right now" LOL.

 I would like to re-try the P5K3 as when it was up it was solid for the short lived experience. but again it is now a chipset old as it is a p35.

 I have not tried the P5Q but it is a p45 and I think ASUS has removed some Sata controller settings from the bios which makes us use some command line switches at install (f6) to force the system to recognize the drives we are using.

 This is going to be an issue all along unless we can adopt an upgrade path to get the new drivers in at install or at least from recovery mode but in all it will require an install from CD method for sure to allow for a complete check of what is working and what's not from Live CD. Most of the new boards I check have a hard time booting the Hardy Live CD version iso. I know if I cannot boot that then I am not even going to try the 710Rc2 disc. 

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Re: Compatible Mother Boards
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2008, 02:04:28 pm »
If it helps:

Gigabyte GA-M61SME-S2 with GeForce 6100 (256Mb shared), Realtek 8201 phy (10/100Mbit – eth0) LAN onboard

I have this board in my Hybrid Core, have not seen any issues

Have Used:
Onboard NIC (tested both internal and external)
Onboard Video - tested to 720P (LCD 720P only).  Some tearing on UI2 with alpha blending but I believe that is common on all.
USB - Working
RS232 - Working

Not Tested:
Onboard sound 


Matsonic MS8147C VIA KT400 Chipset Socket A, Realtek RT8100B LAN (10/100 Mbit), AC’97 audio (sound did not work)

I have this board in a MD

Have Used:
Onboard NIC
USB - Working

Not Tested:
RS232

Did not work:
Onboard Sound - although I did not spend too much time trying to fix it as I had a spare soundcard to hand

I will add them to the wiki soon




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Re: Compatible Mother Boards
« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2008, 03:53:30 pm »
Thanks for the information.  As far as the wiki is concerned, all of the mobos in media directors are in the wiki already.  Most are of the "works as media director not as core" type. 

I did not ask if they were in the wiki, I asked if you have added any of your experience with them. 

Getting really sick and tired of whiners like you that can't be bothered to lift a finger themselves.
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Re: Compatible Mother Boards
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2008, 08:03:53 pm »
I won't post again. 

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Re: Compatible Mother Boards
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2008, 02:27:54 am »
Dave,

Have you tried to install from the the supplemental driver disc from Hardy for video drivers?  I'm looking to put an ATI 780G chipset mobo into a core.  Thanks.

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Re: Compatible Mother Boards
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2008, 09:09:21 am »
Jim,

 As far as I know the drivers are different from 7.10 - 8.04. Is that not an ATI Video Card on board. I think there are ATI driver install procedures in the Wiki. I believe that some have used the Amd chipset boards even with a little success on the hdmi output. search the wiki and the forums.  display drivers setups are in main - guides - Display Drivers on the wiki

 rgds,

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Re: Compatible Mother Boards
« Reply #11 on: August 16, 2008, 02:53:59 am »
Thanks Dave.
Cheers
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Re: Compatible Mother Boards
« Reply #12 on: August 16, 2008, 01:45:05 pm »
I won't post again. 

The problem is that we all get a little frustrated (Zaerc in particular as he does put an enormous amount of effort into the Wiki and the forum) that people dont use the wiki for the purpose its intended for - capturing and disseminating this kind of information. The forum is the place for discussion and the wiki should be the collective 'memory' of this project. The Wiki needs more 'editors' to get involved updating and creating new pages... stocking it up with the collective experience of all of us. Its that 'network' effect of everyone adding and improving the Wiki that is really so powerful. If everyone here made a commitment to make just 1-2 updates to the wiki per week it would have an enormous affect.

Oh... and dont stop posting ;-)

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