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    Help of a different nature: what's your computer?

    Hai guyz,

    If you recently purchased the parts of your computer separately and for less than (but near) $1300 in total, I need your help. It's really simple. Just tell me the parts you bought; that's all I ask. You probably want to know why, and you rightfully should: I'm doing an idiotic project for my "computer technology" class. (To demonstrate how terrible this class is, our material is all on DOS, and for this virtual purchasing projects, we're only allowed to buy Windows OS's. I hope that gets your blood boiling as it does mine.)

    Generally, I'm very honest when it comes to academic work---more so than any of my peers. But this class and project is just pathetic, and I really don't have the free time needed to collect all the details. If it's not too tedious, can you tell me the pieces you bought? Just the name of each would be enough. Also, how does your system run? Why did you pick that set of pieces?

    I know, it feels like I'm asking you to do my project, but there's a lot more involved. And, really, my teacher has taught us so little that finding these pieces could take me 10 times longer than it should for a more technologically literate person---and I have an insane amount of work to get done for other classes. I'm sorry if this sounds like I'm begging you to do my work, but I just need a little help. I would infinitely appreciate it, and end up loving this forum more than I already do.

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    Re: Help of a different nature: what's your computer?

    Mobo, ram, and video card are in my sig. I have it encased in a tower and power supply both by Rosewill. Everything works great except the sound card.

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    Re: Help of a different nature: what's your computer?

    We're not allowed to do your homework for you on Ubuntu Forums. Just do a search and you'll find loads of people asking "Does this configuration look alright, what would you change?".
    I try to treat the cause, not the symptom. I avoid the terminal in instructions, unless it's easier or necessary. My instructions will work within the Ubuntu system, instead of breaking or subverting it. Those are the three guarantees to the helpee.

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    Re: Help of a different nature: what's your computer?

    Code:
    Sun Apr 26 06:42 PM root@tinwhistle ~ # lshw
    tinwhistle
        description: Desktop Computer
        width: 64 bits
        capabilities: smbios-2.2 dmi-2.2 vsyscall64 vsyscall32
        configuration: boot=normal chassis=desktop
      *-core
           description: Motherboard
           product: NF4K8AC
           vendor: Winfast
           physical id: 0
           serial: UYKJ60200490
         *-firmware
              description: BIOS
              vendor: Phoenix Technologies, LTD
              physical id: 0
              version: 6.00 PG (12/20/2005)
              size: 128KiB
              capacity: 448KiB
              capabilities: isa pci pnp apm upgrade shadowing cdboot bootselect socketedrom edd int13floppy360 int13floppy1200 int13floppy720 int13floppy2880 int5printscreen int9keyboard int14serial int17printer int10video acpi usb ls120boot zipboot
         *-cpu:0
              description: CPU
              product: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3500+
              vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
              physical id: 4
              bus info: cpu@0
              version: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3500+
              slot: Socket 939
              size: 2211MHz
              capacity: 3GHz
              width: 64 bits
              clock: 201MHz
              capabilities: fpu fpu_exception wp vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 syscall nx mmxext fxsr_opt x86-64 3dnowext 3dnow up rep_good pni lahf_lm
            *-cache:0
                 description: L1 cache
                 physical id: b
                 slot: Internal Cache
                 size: 128KiB
                 capacity: 128KiB
                 capabilities: synchronous internal write-back
            *-cache:1
                 description: L2 cache
                 physical id: d
                 slot: External Cache
                 size: 512KiB
                 capacity: 512KiB
                 capabilities: synchronous internal write-back
         *-cpu:1 DISABLED
              description: CPU
              vendor: Unknown
              physical id: 5
              bus info: cpu@1
              version: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3500+
              slot: Socket 939
              size: 2211MHz
              capacity: 3GHz
              clock: 201MHz
            *-cache:0
                 description: L1 cache
                 physical id: c
                 slot: Internal Cache
                 size: 128KiB
                 capacity: 128KiB
                 capabilities: synchronous internal write-back
            *-cache:1
                 description: L2 cache
                 physical id: e
                 slot: External Cache
                 size: 512KiB
                 capacity: 512KiB
                 capabilities: synchronous internal write-back
         *-memory:0
              description: System Memory
              physical id: 1e
              slot: System board or motherboard
              size: 2GiB
            *-bank:0
                 description: DIMM
                 physical id: 0
                 slot: A0
                 size: 1GiB
                 width: 64 bits
            *-bank:1
                 description: DIMM
                 physical id: 1
                 slot: A1
                 size: 1GiB
                 width: 64 bits
            *-bank:2
                 description: DIMM [empty]
                 physical id: 2
                 slot: A2
                 width: 64 bits
            *-bank:3
                 description: DIMM [empty]
                 physical id: 3
                 slot: A3
                 width: 64 bits
         *-memory:1 UNCLAIMED
              description: Memory controller
              product: CK804 Memory Controller
              vendor: nVidia Corporation
              physical id: 3
              bus info: pci@0000:00:00.0
              version: a3
              width: 32 bits
              clock: 66MHz (15.2ns)
              capabilities: ht bus_master cap_list
              configuration: latency=0
         *-isa
              description: ISA bridge
              product: CK804 ISA Bridge
              vendor: nVidia Corporation
              physical id: 1
              bus info: pci@0000:00:01.0
              version: a3
              width: 32 bits
              clock: 66MHz
              capabilities: isa bus_master
              configuration: latency=0
         *-serial
              description: SMBus
              product: CK804 SMBus
              vendor: nVidia Corporation
              physical id: 1.1
              bus info: pci@0000:00:01.1
              version: a2
              width: 32 bits
              clock: 66MHz
              capabilities: pm cap_list
              configuration: driver=nForce2_smbus latency=0 maxlatency=1 mingnt=3
              resources: irq:10 ioport:fc00(size=32) ioport:1c00(size=64) ioport:1c40(size=64)
         *-usb:0
              description: USB Controller
              product: CK804 USB Controller
              vendor: nVidia Corporation
              physical id: 2
              bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
              version: a2
              width: 32 bits
              clock: 66MHz
              capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
              configuration: driver=ohci_hcd latency=0 maxlatency=1 mingnt=3
              resources: irq:20 memory:febff000-febfffff
         *-usb:1
              description: USB Controller
              product: CK804 USB Controller
              vendor: nVidia Corporation
              physical id: 2.1
              bus info: pci@0000:00:02.1
              version: a3
              width: 32 bits
              clock: 66MHz
              capabilities: debug pm bus_master cap_list
              configuration: driver=ehci_hcd latency=0 maxlatency=1 mingnt=3
              resources: irq:21 memory:feb00000-feb000ff
         *-ide:0
              description: IDE interface
              product: CK804 IDE
              vendor: nVidia Corporation
              physical id: 6
              bus info: pci@0000:00:06.0
              logical name: scsi4
              version: f2
              width: 32 bits
              clock: 66MHz
              capabilities: ide pm bus_master cap_list emulated
              configuration: driver=pata_amd latency=0 maxlatency=1 mingnt=3
              resources: irq:0 ioport:1f0(size=8) ioport:3f6 ioport:170(size=8) ioport:376 ioport:e800(size=16)
            *-cdrom
                 description: DVD-RAM writer
                 product: DVD A  DH20A1P
                 vendor: ATAPI
                 physical id: 0.0.0
                 bus info: scsi@4:0.0.0
                 logical name: /dev/cdrom
                 logical name: /dev/cdrw
                 logical name: /dev/dvd
                 logical name: /dev/dvdrw
                 logical name: /dev/scd0
                 logical name: /dev/sr0
                 version: 6X16
                 capabilities: removable audio cd-r cd-rw dvd dvd-r dvd-ram
                 configuration: ansiversion=5 status=nodisc
         *-ide:1
              description: IDE interface
              product: CK804 Serial ATA Controller
              vendor: nVidia Corporation
              physical id: 7
              bus info: pci@0000:00:07.0
              logical name: scsi0
              logical name: scsi1
              version: f3
              width: 32 bits
              clock: 66MHz
              capabilities: ide pm bus_master cap_list emulated
              configuration: driver=sata_nv latency=0 maxlatency=1 mingnt=3
              resources: irq:23 ioport:9f0(size=8) ioport:bf0(size=4) ioport:970(size=8) ioport:b70(size=4) ioport:d400(size=16) memory:febfc000-febfcfff
            *-disk:0
                 description: ATA Disk
                 product: WDC WD10EADS-00L
                 vendor: Western Digital
                 physical id: 0
                 bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0
                 logical name: /dev/sda
                 version: 01.0
                 serial: WD-WCAU48009352
                 size: 931GiB (1TB)
                 capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos
                 configuration: ansiversion=5 signature=000ee220
               *-volume:0
                    description: EXT4 volume
                    vendor: Linux
                    physical id: 1
                    bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0,1
                    logical name: /dev/sda1
                    logical name: /
                    version: 1.0
                    serial: 5e5030b1-a8f3-4d71-ba26-8f5f4d90c4df
                    size: 20GiB
                    capacity: 20GiB
                    capabilities: primary bootable journaled extended_attributes large_files huge_files dir_nlink recover extents ext4 ext2 initialized
                    configuration: created=2009-12-06 04:48:33 filesystem=ext4 lastmountpoint=/h]Tr´┐œ´┐œ´┐œ=a´┐œ8]Tr´┐œ´┐œ´┐œ´┐œ´┐œ7´┐œ´┐œ´┐œ´┐œ´┐œI}´┐œ´┐œ´┐œ´┐œ´┐œ7´┐œ´┐œ´┐œ´┐œ´┐œ´´┐œ´┐œ´┐œ´┐œ´┐œ´┐œP#K}´┐œ modified=2009-12-06 05:03:14 mount.fstype=ext4 mount.options=rw,relatime,errors=remount-ro,barrier=1,data=ordered mounted=2009-12-06 09:37:53 state=mounted
               *-volume:1
                    description: Linux swap volume
                    physical id: 2
                    bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0,2
                    logical name: /dev/sda2
                    version: 1
                    serial: 4e610d5e-a3d9-4c50-b107-0eddd5e62c1e
                    size: 2055MiB
                    capacity: 2055MiB
                    capabilities: primary nofs swap initialized
                    configuration: filesystem=swap pagesize=4096
               *-volume:2
                    description: EXT4 volume
                    vendor: Linux
                    physical id: 3
                    bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0,3
                    logical name: /dev/sda3
                    logical name: /home
                    version: 1.0
                    serial: 7a41c2a6-ed35-4226-bd67-ca3af704efd0
                    size: 909GiB
                    capacity: 909GiB
                    capabilities: primary journaled extended_attributes large_files recover extents ext4 ext2 initialized
                    configuration: created=2009-04-22 07:18:19 filesystem=ext4 lastmountpoint=/homeh´┐œ´┐œq´┐œ´┐œ´┐œ´┐œ=78´┐œ´┐œq´┐œ´┐œ´┐œ]´┐œ7´┐œ´┐œ´┐œ´┐œaj´┐œ´┐œ´┐œ´┐œ´┐œIr´┐œ´┐œ´┐œ´┐œ´┐œ´´┐œ´┐œ´┐œ´┐œ´┐œ´┐œpU modified=2009-12-06 09:37:56 mount.fstype=ext4 mount.options=rw,relatime,barrier=1,data=ordered mounted=2009-12-06 09:37:56 state=mounted
            *-disk:1
                 description: ATA Disk
                 product: ST3160023AS
                 vendor: Seagate
                 physical id: 1
                 bus info: scsi@1:0.0.0
                 logical name: /dev/sdb
                 version: 3.00
                 serial: 5MT177LD
                 size: 149GiB (160GB)
                 capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos
                 configuration: ansiversion=5 signature=fafc581b
               *-volume
                    description: EXT4 volume
                    vendor: Linux
                    physical id: 1
                    bus info: scsi@1:0.0.0,1
                    logical name: /dev/sdb1
                    logical name: /pub
                    version: 1.0
                    serial: b53429db-2943-4662-b2f8-965ed4fe59b0
                    size: 149GiB
                    capacity: 149GiB
                    capabilities: primary journaled extended_attributes large_files huge_files dir_nlink recover extents ext4 ext2 initialized
                    configuration: created=2009-11-08 15:51:00 filesystem=ext4 lastmountpoint=/pubh´┐œC´┐œ´┐œ´┐œ*´┐œ´┐œs8´┐œC´┐œ´┐œ´┐œS{´┐œ´┐œ´┐œ@´┐œ´┐œ1´┐œ´┐œ´┐œ´┐œ´┐œ5´┐œ´┐œ´┐œ´┐œ´┐œ´´┐œ´┐œ´┐œ´┐œ´┐œ´┐œ╦Ĺ modified=2009-12-06 09:37:53 mount.fstype=ext4 mount.options=rw,relatime,barrier=1,data=ordered mounted=2009-12-06 09:37:53 state=mounted
         *-ide:2
              description: IDE interface
              product: CK804 Serial ATA Controller
              vendor: nVidia Corporation
              physical id: 8
              bus info: pci@0000:00:08.0
              version: f3
              width: 32 bits
              clock: 66MHz
              capabilities: ide pm bus_master cap_list
              configuration: driver=sata_nv latency=0 maxlatency=1 mingnt=3
              resources: irq:22 ioport:9e0(size=8) ioport:be0(size=4) ioport:960(size=8) ioport:b60(size=4) ioport:c000(size=16) memory:febfb000-febfbfff
         *-pci:0
              description: PCI bridge
              product: CK804 PCI Bridge
              vendor: nVidia Corporation
              physical id: 9
              bus info: pci@0000:00:09.0
              version: a2
              width: 32 bits
              clock: 66MHz
              capabilities: pci bus_master
              resources: ioport:a000(size=4096) memory:fe900000-fe9fffff memory:fea00000-feafffff(prefetchable)
            *-multimedia:0
                 description: Multimedia video controller
                 product: Bt878 Video Capture
                 vendor: Brooktree Corporation
                 physical id: 7
                 bus info: pci@0000:01:07.0
                 version: 11
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: vpd pm bus_master cap_list
                 configuration: driver=bttv latency=32 maxlatency=40 mingnt=16
                 resources: irq:19 memory:feaff000-feafffff(prefetchable)
            *-multimedia:1 UNCLAIMED
                 description: Multimedia controller
                 product: Bt878 Audio Capture
                 vendor: Brooktree Corporation
                 physical id: 7.1
                 bus info: pci@0000:01:07.1
                 version: 11
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: vpd pm bus_master cap_list
                 configuration: latency=32 maxlatency=255 mingnt=4
                 resources: memory:feafe000-feafefff(prefetchable)
            *-multimedia:2
                 description: Multimedia audio controller
                 product: SB Live! EMU10k1
                 vendor: Creative Labs
                 physical id: a
                 bus info: pci@0000:01:0a.0
                 version: 05
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
                 configuration: driver=EMU10K1_Audigy latency=32 maxlatency=20 mingnt=2
                 resources: irq:18 ioport:ac00(size=32)
            *-input
                 description: Input device controller
                 product: SB Live! Game Port
                 vendor: Creative Labs
                 physical id: a.1
                 bus info: pci@0000:01:0a.1
                 version: 05
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
                 configuration: driver=Emu10k1_gameport latency=32
                 resources: irq:0 ioport:a800(size=8)
            *-firewire
                 description: FireWire (IEEE 1394)
                 product: TSB43AB22/A IEEE-1394a-2000 Controller (PHY/Link)
                 vendor: Texas Instruments
                 physical id: b
                 bus info: pci@0000:01:0b.0
                 version: 00
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
                 configuration: driver=ohci1394 latency=32 maxlatency=4 mingnt=2
                 resources: irq:19 memory:fe9ff000-fe9ff7ff memory:fe9f8000-fe9fbfff
         *-bridge
              description: Ethernet interface
              product: CK804 Ethernet Controller
              vendor: nVidia Corporation
              physical id: a
              bus info: pci@0000:00:0a.0
              logical name: eth0
              version: a3
              serial: 00:15:58:0e:84:0f
              size: 100000000
              capacity: 1000000000
              width: 32 bits
              clock: 66MHz
              capabilities: bridge pm bus_master cap_list ethernet physical mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
              configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=forcedeth driverversion=0.64 duplex=full ip=184.0.3.160 latency=0 link=yes maxlatency=20 mingnt=1 multicast=yes port=MII speed=100MB/s
              resources: irq:23 memory:febfa000-febfafff ioport:bc00(size=8)
         *-pci:1
              description: PCI bridge
              product: CK804 PCIE Bridge
              vendor: nVidia Corporation
              physical id: b
              bus info: pci@0000:00:0b.0
              version: a3
              width: 32 bits
              clock: 33MHz
              capabilities: pci pm msi ht pciexpress bus_master cap_list
              configuration: driver=pcieport-driver
              resources: irq:24 ioport:9000(size=4096) memory:fe800000-fe8fffff ioport:fe700000(size=1048576)
         *-pci:2
              description: PCI bridge
              product: CK804 PCIE Bridge
              vendor: nVidia Corporation
              physical id: c
              bus info: pci@0000:00:0c.0
              version: a3
              width: 32 bits
              clock: 33MHz
              capabilities: pci pm msi ht pciexpress bus_master cap_list
              configuration: driver=pcieport-driver
              resources: irq:25 ioport:8000(size=4096) memory:fe600000-fe6fffff ioport:fe500000(size=1048576)
         *-pci:3
              description: PCI bridge
              product: CK804 PCIE Bridge
              vendor: nVidia Corporation
              physical id: d
              bus info: pci@0000:00:0d.0
              version: a3
              width: 32 bits
              clock: 33MHz
              capabilities: pci pm msi ht pciexpress bus_master cap_list
              configuration: driver=pcieport-driver
              resources: irq:26 ioport:7000(size=4096) memory:fe400000-fe4fffff ioport:fe300000(size=1048576)
         *-pci:4
              description: PCI bridge
              product: CK804 PCIE Bridge
              vendor: nVidia Corporation
              physical id: e
              bus info: pci@0000:00:0e.0
              version: a3
              width: 32 bits
              clock: 33MHz
              capabilities: pci pm msi ht pciexpress bus_master cap_list
              configuration: driver=pcieport-driver
              resources: irq:27 ioport:6000(size=4096) memory:fb000000-fdffffff ioport:d0000000(size=268435456)
            *-display
                 description: VGA compatible controller
                 product: G70 [GeForce 7800 GT]
                 vendor: nVidia Corporation
                 physical id: 0
                 bus info: pci@0000:05:00.0
                 version: a1
                 width: 64 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list rom
                 configuration: driver=nvidia latency=0
                 resources: irq:18 memory:fb000000-fbffffff memory:d0000000-dfffffff(prefetchable) memory:fc000000-fcffffff ioport:6c00(size=128) memory:fd000000-fd01ffff(prefetchable)
         *-pci:5
              description: Host bridge
              product: K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
              vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
              physical id: 100
              bus info: pci@0000:00:18.0
              version: 00
              width: 32 bits
              clock: 33MHz
         *-pci:6
              description: Host bridge
              product: K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
              vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
              physical id: 101
              bus info: pci@0000:00:18.1
              version: 00
              width: 32 bits
              clock: 33MHz
         *-pci:7
              description: Host bridge
              product: K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
              vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
              physical id: 102
              bus info: pci@0000:00:18.2
              version: 00
              width: 32 bits
              clock: 33MHz
         *-pci:8
              description: Host bridge
              product: K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
              vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
              physical id: 103
              bus info: pci@0000:00:18.3
              version: 00
              width: 32 bits
              clock: 33MHz
              configuration: driver=k8temp
              resources: irq:0
    Also, how does your system run? Why did you pick that set of pieces?
    Very well indeed. These parts, except for the case, mouse, keyboard and soundcard were handed up to me from my gamer son.

    When I buy hardware, I make sure it is supported by Linux.
    Last edited by fancypiper; December 9th, 2009 at 09:05 AM.
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    Re: Help of a different nature: what's your computer?

    Thanks SO much for your help, guys!

    And sorry, 3rdalbum, I wasn't aware of that policy. I just figured that since this was the Community Cafe, this would be okay. Won't do it again.

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