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"Dotan Cohen" 01-17-2009 01:49 AM

Motherboard drivers?
 
Most new motherboards come with a driver disk for Windows XP. Is there
a need for drivers in Debian as well? In XP, the system will run
without installing the drivers, but it runs better with. Is there a
similar issue in Debian?

Thanks.

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Thierry Chatelet 01-17-2009 01:53 AM

Motherboard drivers?
 
On Saturday 17 January 2009 03:49:23 Dotan Cohen wrote:
> Most new motherboards come with a driver disk for Windows XP. Is there
> a need for drivers in Debian as well? In XP, the system will run
> without installing the drivers, but it runs better with. Is there a
> similar issue in Debian?
>
> Thanks.

Short answer: no
Long answer: usually no


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Frank Lanitz 01-18-2009 04:32 PM

Motherboard drivers?
 
On Sat, 17 Jan 2009 04:49:23 +0200
"Dotan Cohen" <dotancohen@gmail.com> wrote:

> Most new motherboards come with a driver disk for Windows XP. Is there
> a need for drivers in Debian as well? In XP, the system will run
> without installing the drivers, but it runs better with. Is there a
> similar issue in Debian?

In most cases not, but this is depending on your board. If there is a
S-ATA/RAID controller onboard which doesn't have any suitable driver
inside Linux kernel, you might need a driver CD.

Cheers,
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"Dotan Cohen" 01-18-2009 07:26 PM

Motherboard drivers?
 
2009/1/18 Frank Lanitz <frank@frank.uvena.de>:
> In most cases not, but this is depending on your board. If there is a
> S-ATA/RAID controller onboard which doesn't have any suitable driver
> inside Linux kernel, you might need a driver CD.
>

I see, thanks. So it is a matter of works | not works as opposed to
works | works better.

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Frank Lanitz 01-18-2009 07:51 PM

Motherboard drivers?
 
On Sun, 18 Jan 2009 22:26:13 +0200
"Dotan Cohen" <dotancohen@gmail.com> wrote:

> 2009/1/18 Frank Lanitz <frank@frank.uvena.de>:
> > In most cases not, but this is depending on your board. If there is
> > a S-ATA/RAID controller onboard which doesn't have any suitable
> > driver inside Linux kernel, you might need a driver CD.
> >
>
> I see, thanks. So it is a matter of works | not works as opposed to
> works | works better.

Well, in some cases there is just no big difference between the free
drivers and maybe closed source drivers. In other cases you just don't
have a choice because of hardware vendors only provide closed source
drivers (you may remember Nvidia's and ATI's graphic card drivers in
past). So here in such cases it is really a matter of it works or not
works at all.

Regards,
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