[sf-lug] Fwd: Which Motherboards for new Ubuntu install

jim jim at systemateka.com
Tue Dec 25 17:07:28 PST 2012

    Most generally, your problem highlights one of the 
(if not __the__) most important ways that we can help 
the Linux effort: try out Linux (notably the kernel) 
with as many motherboards as possible and let the kernel 
developers know what __boots__! Information as to which 
mobos boot and which don't is useful, per Andrew Morton. 
    File bugs here: 

    As to your particulars, it might help if you specify 
which Ivory: I found two or three businesses that seem 
possibly the company to which you're referring (Israel, 
UAE, Africa, Tennessee...). 

    Zareason, in Berkeley, has resold Asus computers with 
Linux on them; it's possible any of the Asus boards might 
work. I'll ask them and see if they know. (Don't know when 
they might respond.) 

    For discussion more generally, here are some links 
that I found that may be useful. 

http://linuxhardware.net/linuxhardware/notes/  <-- note restarted 




On Tue, 2012-12-25 at 16:38 -0800, Michael Shiloh wrote:
> anyone have any suggestions for my friend? i'll pass them on.
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Motherboards for new Ubuntu install
> Date: Tue, 25 Dec 2012 22:32:56 +0200
> From: Dotan Cohen <dotancohen at gmail.com>
> To: linux-il. <linux-il at cs.huji.ac.il>
> I will be installing Kubuntu on 4 computers for a small business who
> has already decided that the computers are to be purchased from Ivory.
> Due to previous problems with Ubuntu on recent motherboards, I would
> like to know which of the following motherboards might be reasonably
> expected to work out of the box with Kubuntu 12.04 LTS or Kubuntu
> 12.10. These are the only motherboards in our price range from Ivory,
> unfortunately:
>      Asus P8H61-M LX R2.0
>      Asus P8H61-M LE R2.0
>      Asus P8H61-I R2.0
>      Gigabyte GA-H61M-D2H
>      Gigabyte GA-H77M-D3H
> It seems that the Ubuntu Hardware Compatibility List website is no
> longer maintained, and I cannot find any official information about
> these motherboards on Linux in general or Ubuntu in particular. If you
> can recommend a good supplier in the south (Beersheba) that has
> reasonable prices and better parts, then I might be able to convince
> them to ditch Ivory. I have spoken with Ivory customer support, which
> told me that they cannot guarantee that any of the motherboards will
> work.

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