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Linux 7.3 compatibility

SWakhare asked
Last Modified: 2013-12-06

Can any one pls tell me if Gigabyte GA-8I84SVA Motherboard is compitable with the linux 7.3?

Thanks in advance.

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I can't find that board anywhere -- are you sure you typed it correctly?  I founn an GA-81845GV but that was about the best I could find...

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There is no such thing as "linux 7.3". Linux is the name of the operating system kernel (numbered 2.[0,2,4,6].x for stable releases and 2.[1,3,5,7].x for development kernels). What is numbered 7.3 is distributions of linux (or rather GNU/Linux systems). Several distributions (or distros for short) have reached and surpassed this version number. So which one is it?

Generically speaking: Most distros numbered 7.3 are rather old and will probably have some more or less irritating problems with newer hardware. Further, most such versions are out of circulation as to errata (security/bugfixes), so you should really be looking for a more modern distribution... In all likelyhood:-).

-- Glenn

If Josh (majorwoo) is correct I'd guess it to be a 845 chipset with integrated graophics... and if 7.3 is RedHat (or most any other distro) the X server will not support the onboard graphic without some heavy duty updating... Not worth the effort, when there are distros that will work out-of-the-box (Mdk9.2.1 come to mind:-).

-- Glenn


sorry guys majorwoo you are right the mother board is Gigabyte GA-81845GV ..but is it compatible with red hat linux 7.3 OS. ?
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What Glenn said ;-)  
Which boils down to you might get 7.3 working if you want a lot of headaches, but take my advice (and Glenn will agree)  just install 9....

Now of course, next is that redhat 9 is end of life in 2 months, so you may want to consider moving to fedora http://fedora.redhat.com right now (fedora is the next version of the free redhat, if you will, fedora 1 is redhat 10)

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