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furialis
January 3rd, 2009, 02:37 AM
Hi, I just wanted to get a little advice about drivers. I have just purchased a Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-DS2H motherboard (http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Support/Motherboard/Driver_Model.aspx?ProductID=2932) and would like to make sure I have the correct drivers. I will be using Ubuntu 8.10 64bit. I will also be using the onboard video, seagate 1tb sata internal harddrive and two IDE DVD drives. Do I need to download anything to make them all work?

oilchangeguy
January 3rd, 2009, 02:39 AM
Hi, I just wanted to get a little advice about drivers. I have just purchased a Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-DS2H motherboard (http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Support/Motherboard/Driver_Model.aspx?ProductID=2932) and would like to make sure I have the correct drivers. I will be using Ubuntu 8.10 64bit. I will also be using the onboard video, seagate 1tb sata internal harddrive and two IDE DVD drives. Do I need to download anything to make them all work?

your best bet is to put the computer together, boot from the live cd, and make sure everything works.

Rebelli0us
January 3rd, 2009, 02:51 AM
In windows you have to download drivers but not in Ubuntu. Just build the machine, boot with live CD and install, it's magic.

No validation required either, no typing-in 24 digit serial numbers.

oilchangeguy
January 3rd, 2009, 02:53 AM
In windows you have to download drivers but not in Ubuntu. Just build the machine, boot with live CD and install, it's magic.

hopefully it'll be that simple. but run the live cd. and post back if you have problems. just keep in mind that linux usually has the most needed drivers available. but some times there can be problems with newer very high spec computers.