Hi, I am going to change my mobo from an ASUS CUSL2-C (815EP) to an ECS N2U400-A (nForce2) and of course a new processor and memory. I am planning to use the integrated network an sound cards:
- (old) SB Live Value -->> (new) C-Media CMI9739A 6-channel audio CODEC Compliant with AC'97 2.2 specification.
- (old) Realtek 8139?? -->> (new) VIA® VT6103L 10/100 Mbps Fast Ethernet PHY.
What modules do I have to load instead of the old ones? Are there other things to do?
BTW I am going to change the Arch hd from its 3rd position in the IDE interface to the 2nd position. Will it be sufficient to change fstab or should I do somthing else?
for network and audio you can try the nforce drivers from staging
pacman -S nforce
or if you don't want to use the binary drivers try i810 audio and forcedeth for network or try to run hwd to get it right :-)
Well, now that I have a whole new system (I changed motherboard, processor, memory, graphic card, sound card and PSU) I have to say that at hardware level everything works fine with Arch. It only gave me a little headache the integrated MCP (not Soundstorm), but not the setup, it was the quality of the sound. So I went back to the SB Live and in the end got an new SB Audigy (Doom III owns my soul )
I have to say that Arch worked flawlessly just changing the mobo, however in Windoze2k I had an upsetting problem with some old graphics drivers that made my system reboot every OS load...
BTW, system specs:
Athlon XP 2600+ @ 2300 MHz (FSB 200)
512 MB RAM PC3200
SoundBlaster Audigy 2 ZS
Sony SDM-HS73P (17")
Be Quiet! Titanium 520 W
And a wonderful mark of 55 f.p.s. in the timedemo demo1 at 1280x1024 @ High Quality
When will Carmack release the binaries for linux? I can't wait :twisted: