SUSE - AMD Chipset compatibility


I want to build a Desktop with an AMD 3.3 GHz AM3 Phenom II 560 Processor and an ASUS M4A88T-M LE Motherboard (AMD 880G, SB710).

Could anybody tell me if opensource drivers are available if I install openSUSE. I have seen the nvidia repository but not an ATI one. I have also heard that the AMD 800x series are descendants from the ATI lineage.

In this case will I have a full fledged system without having to hunt around for drivers all over the internet and I’m sorry I lack the knowledge create my own drivers.

You know you can try a live CD
If you boot that up and see how it runs…
Also if at the same time you post here the result of this from a terminal

/sbin/lspci -nnk

We’ll get a good idea of your hardware and the drivers being used.

Well, This is a pre-purchase consulting. I am going to run openSUSE - thats for sure. Now I’am going to buy this hardware only if its going to work. Can’t buy the hardware and go in search for the appropriate OS because I have no plans to use Windows - I know it will work on this hardware.

On 02/24/2012 07:06 AM, melvinjose wrote:
> I want to build a Desktop with an AMD 3.3 GHz AM3 Phenom II 560
> Processor and anASUS M4A88T-M LE Motherboard (AMD 880G, SB710)

unfortunately, you ask a question which can only be answered by one of a
very few kinds of people:

  1. people who have exactly the hardware and software you specify

you might get some reports from those folks via Google, but it will
take lots of patience

  1. the people who manufacturer the motherboard/CPU

the only way to be sure is to plan to use the operating systems
specified by the manufacturers!

you are always best off to buy a product with a penguin printed on the
box near the broken windows logo…and “certified for Linux” printed in
the specifications along with some Linux distribution names printed in
the section usually labeled something like “Operating Systems Required”

this page, offers a
link <> to
several pages of ASUS motherboards compatible with some Linux distros…

one thing to note is compatibility with the kernel in 11.4 may or may
not assure compatibility with the kernel in 12.1 or after…but, usually
functionality improves as the kernel matures…

What does DistroWatch write about YOU?:

ASUS M4A88T-M Benchmarks, Reviews, Open-Source Tests, Linux Information -
It’s going to be OK under openSUSE. It looks like this mobo has an nvidia video chipset and not ATI btw.

  • Correction: some people tested it with a nvidia graphics card.

Installing the ATI proprietary driver on a fresh install is uncomplicated with atiupgrade:

Hey, I didn’t want to try my luck. so I have decided to go for another ASUS board with a nVidia chipset. I hope that should be pretty fine…