[mythtv-users] Cant find a mATX motherboard with AM2+ chipset (UK)
mythtv at rtr.ca
Tue Feb 14 14:44:56 UTC 2012
On 12-02-14 09:39 AM, Mark Lord wrote:
> On 12-02-14 06:31 AM, Rajil Saraswat wrote:
>> I did look into that board and had two issues with it. Firstly, it only has
>> stereo output (analog) rather than 5.1 output. I have a soundblaster kicking
>> around for which i can waste a PCI slot. But more importantly the ethernet
>> chipset on the board is Realtek RTL8211CL. I dont know if this supported in
>> linux at all. Googling did not give any useful links (eg
> I think the RTL8211CL is a PHY chip, not the actual ethernet controller chip.
> Pretty much all network chipsets work on Linux.
> I don't know of *any* that do not.
Yup. In this case, the actual ethernet controller is integrated
into the NVIDIA chipset on the board (along with graphics etc..).
It uses the "forcedeth" driver from the Linux kernel.
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