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    Question Linux drivers for motherboard

    At the bottom of the Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H Intel Z77 (Socket 1155) DDR3 Motherboard motherboard page here it says:

    Due to different Linux support condition provided by chipset vendors, please download Linux driver from chipset vendors' website or 3rd party website.
    What does this mean for a Ubuntu user?

    This motherboard will first be set up with a new bios and updates for MS Vista. Once that has been done, a version of Ubuntu will be installed.

    Will the motherboard's BIOS need to be flashed again? Will it need to be reconfigured for Ubuntu? I wonder whether the mobo can save a GNU/Linux and Vista profile and use the appropriate one, depending on which OS boots.

    At the Intel website, I am not sure what to do.

    Please help! Thank you.
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    Re: Linux drivers for motherboard

    What does this mean for a Ubuntu user?
    Probably nothing!
    Sounds like a cover all quote.
    And it's mostly a load of codswallop, because everything is built in to the kernel and as yet I have never had to do what is quoted by your MOBO vendor.
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    Re: Linux drivers for motherboard

    that part is likely ment if you compiled/created the kernel yourself. for example to create your own distro.

    i am not sure why you would need any extra linux drivers for motherboard in Ubuntu.
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    Re: Linux drivers for motherboard

    As covered above, it doesn't mean much to an Ubuntu user. Linux users with custom kernels may not have some common drivers; anyone that savvy is going to know that they need to be concerned with drivers.

    It's also a bit of a disclaimer, "don't talk to us, talk to them!".

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