[ardour-users] Machine configurations
phanatic at volny.cz
Sun Feb 29 05:59:40 PST 2004
> Having enormous difficulty getting Ardour running under Mandrake 9.2 for
> various reasons. Most recently, it's seemingly because Mandrake doesn't
> particularly like the ASUS A7N8X-Deluxe motherboard that came in the
This mobo has Nforce2 chipset, which is probably the worst choice for linux.
The chipset itself is not as bad, though it´s not fully supported and you
need binary drivers from Nvidia to use all it's features.
> Is anyone here using Ardour with Mandrake, and if so, can they recommend a
> decent motherboard to use?
Generally, for linux I would use only Intel or VIA based motherboards. Both
are very well documented, stable and supported by plain linux kernel without
need of third party closed-source drivers. Also remeber, that for VIA KT600
and up, you need the 2.6.x kernel.
For AMD/VIA based mobos i reccomend anything from EpoX, Abit and Gigabyte.
Asus used to be a highend, but nowdays it is average and subaverage :(
You also should learn yourself how to compile your own linux kernel. It´s not
important whatever distro you use, simply do it ;) It´s not difficult at
all. The result will be tuned system which perfectly fits you hardware.
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