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

Michael Shiloh michaelshiloh1010 at gmail.com
Wed Dec 26 03:31:33 PST 2012

Thanks for your suggestions Jim.

It is in fact Ivory in Israel; I didn't expect anyone to visit the Ivory 
web page or I would have mentioned that.

My friend has asked Ivory if he can test with a live CD; they refused. 
To be fair, they may not have these motherboards assembled into PCs

Thanks for checking with ZA.


On 12/25/2012 05:07 PM, jim wrote:
>      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:
> http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/docs/lkml/reporting-bugs.html
>      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
> http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=home
> http://www.linux-drivers.org/
> http://hardware4linux.info/
> 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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