> On Thu, 12 Jun 2003 07:16:36 -0500, "ne..."
>>> I have to specify the hardware for a Linux box that will most probably
>>> run a Redhat distribution. (as a PostgreSQL server). I have had good
>>> experiences in using motherboards with the nVidia nForce2 chipset with
>>> windows. How is the support under various distributions/versions of
>>> Linux ?
>>> X-windows support is not an absolute requirement at the moment, but I
>>> would like to be able to use at least the NIC in the chipset. If I can
>>> get the sound and X-server going as well it would be a bonus.
>>> This is the first opertunity I have had, to be able to specify Linux,
>>> in stead of windows for a specific solution at my work. Hence I do not
>>> want anything to go wrong to give the MS fanatics ammo to shoot
>>> the use of Linux down.
>>Check out http://pciids.sourceforge.net/ to make sure that the
>>mobo you choose has the necessary support. I tend to stay away
>>from nVidia. I prefer VIA.
> Thanks for the link. The nforce2 chip and its various peripherals are
> all listed. What does this mean in practice ?
Then if the mobo you buy has these nVidia stuff you should be okay.
Quote:> Why do you stay away from nvidia ? Lack of support ? VIA faster ?
nVidia support tends to lag unlike VIA. Most reports are that
nVidia is faster, however for a database server, stability not
speed should be the issue. Unless of course you intend to play
games on it (-:
Quote:> More reliable ? On windows I have found the nForce2 chipset to
> be quite a bit faster than the VIA chipsets. I have not quantified
> this speed difference, but with exactely the same memory/CPU, the
> nForce2 machine feels much faster.
You are not alone with that feeling. If nVidia gave support to
free OSes as much as they give to MS, I would have jumped ship
a long time ago. Other peoples view may differ.
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