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  1. #1
    bridget76 NNTP User

    Default motherboard question

    I would to know if my motherboard will be compatible with SUSE. On the chipset is the following information:

    Intel
    FW82801EB
    F6051b30
    SL737

    The only other possibly helpful information is on the fan which is on the heatsink (i think that's what it is called) which has ASUS written on it. I've seen ASUS listed as a motherboard brand/type but maybe the fan can be bought on its own? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you!

  2. #2
    Larry Finger NNTP User

    Default Re: motherboard question

    bridget76 wrote:
    > I would to know if my motherboard will be compatible with SUSE. On the
    > chipset is the following information:
    >
    > Intel
    > FW82801EB
    > F6051b30
    > SL737
    >
    > The only other possibly helpful information is on the fan which is on
    > the heatsink (i think that's what it is called) which has ASUS written
    > on it. I've seen ASUS listed as a motherboard brand/type but maybe the
    > fan can be bought on its own? Any help would be greatly appreciated.


    Any incompatibilities will be in the kernel, not the distro. Most
    consumer-class motherboards are compatible. Some of the more exotic server
    boards with multiple processors can be a problem, but yours isn't in that class.

    I recommend grabbing a copy of the openSUSE 11.0 RC1 live CD for whichever
    desktop you prefer (KDE of Gnome), make a bootable disk from the iso file,
    and use it to boot your machine. That way you can test to see if it sees your
    disk(s), handles your network devices, and recognizes your sound card.

    Larry

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    Default Re: motherboard question

    When it comes to hardware good idea to check here first and for motherboards here
    Yours is not listed but like Larry suggested a good way to test is with a live cd

    /Geoff

  4. #4
    bridget76 NNTP User

    Default Re: motherboard question

    thank you so much. I'll give it a shot soon!

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