New mom board

Bob Jonkman bjonkman-w5ExpX8uLjYAvxtiuMwx3w at
Mon Mar 17 16:27:34 UTC 2014

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James Knott wrote:
> video is more of a concern.

If so, I would expect a consumer board to have better video than a
server board - what server needs more than a text console?

Adding a "gaming" video card is probably a better choice for high
quality, high speed video. But I have my doubts about Linux
compatibility for "gaming" video cards.

- --Bob, who stopped knowing hardware specs when the Pentium was invented

On 14-03-17 11:09 AM, Digimer wrote:
> On 17/03/14 10:45 AM, James Knott wrote:
>> 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.
> The crux of my argument was that a mainboard that includes an intel
> NIC will likely be built to an overall-higher standard.
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