suse 9 pro
Posted 10 June 2004 - 12:57 PM
amd athlon 2500+
epox nforce2 motherboard - onboard network, sound card
2x 512mb ram
40gb maxtor hdd
80gb maxtor hdd
120 seagate hdd (all 7200rpm)
geforce fx 5700 256mb
lg 8 speed dvd writer
pci ide expansion card (this is what i think isnt supported but not sure)
Posted 11 June 2004 - 10:40 PM
Just as a note, Mandrake 9.2 had some serious problems with LG CDROM drives, but the DVD drives should be fine. See
Posted 29 June 2004 - 11:55 PM
The reports also state that the onboard sound works fine in Alsa, usng the snd_810 sound module from Alsa.
If this is your main system, I would not expect the NIC and sound to work, without some tweaking. If you have another NIC that you can use, like a RealTek PCI card, you will have better results.
So, these are the considerations. The nForce chipsets seem to work better "out of the box" with Mandrake 10 and Fedora, which have the 2.6.X kernels as default and have the support built into them for these chipsets. They are newer versions of these distros, so you would expect such support.
I wish that I could give you more specifics, but my nForce box does not have any more room on it's hard drive to install Suse 9 Pro, or I would give it a try for you.
Suse 9 does have an install option for the 2.6 kernel (test version) but I have not tried that either. Since it is a test version, I would not rely on full support.
Posted 05 July 2004 - 10:32 AM
thanks for the link, ordered from novell this morning.
see one i got my iso's here
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