[Balug-talk] Will it run linux?
espadajefferies at netscape.net
Fri Jun 27 22:10:03 PDT 2003
My understanding regarding hardware support is that basic
functionality is almost always guaranteed and especially for
older hardware. The newer stuff takes a while to be supported
as the companies are often slow to release the technical details
to individuals even if they're associated with one of the
linux organizations. What I would look for is how close to
standard the various features, such as sound, video, scsi,
are. And in the case of extasia's board it looks like most
of the peripherals are in the VIA chip. If so that makes
it likely they are supported. So that's what I would use
as a clue.
'Course that's only one opinion and I'm interested in hearing
extasia at extasia.org wrote:
> I'm considering a bare bones system
> (<http://www.aberdeeninc.com/abcatg/KIT7602b.HTM>) with a chaintech
> 7AJA2 motherboard and AMD Athlon 1.33 GHz processor. I can find
> references on the web for chaintech 7AJA2E boards running with linux,
> but no such references for the 7AJA2. Do I need to worry about this,
> since the processor itself is supported?
> Aberdeen suggested I check the redhat and chaintech sites, which
> yielded no useful information on the 7AJA2.
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