New mom board

James Knott james.knott-bJEeYj9oJeDQT0dZR+AlfA at
Mon Mar 17 14:45:34 UTC 2014

Digimer wrote:
> On 17/03/14 08:26 AM, James Knott wrote:
>> I'm thinking about getting a new motherboard for my computer.  My
>> current motherboard is an ASUS/AMD 64 bit that's showing it's age.  Any
>> suggestions?  Of course, it must work well with Linux.
> Whatever you get, be sure it doesn't have a realtek network card on
> it. These are almost everywhere as they're so cheap. If you find a
> mainboard with an actual Intel NIC (desktop or server), then it's a
> good sign it's a board aimed at quality instead of lowest price, so it
> should work better.
> The realtek cards are just horrible little NICs...

NICs are easy enough to work around, but video is more of a concern.  My
current video card is NVidia, which is starting to run into driver
issues, as they are proprietary and the open source Nouveau drivers are
crap.  I understand Intel video is also good.
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