- Intel 945GC
- Intel Atom
- DDR2 533/400
Great board, Linux Ethernet DOES work 12/09/2009
This review is from: ECS 945GCD-M(1.0) Intel Atom 330 Intel 945GC Micro ATX Motherboard/CPU Combo
Great little board. Just built a pair of file servers for a non-profit org with this board in an Antec NSK 4480 II case, with a stick of RAM, a hard drive, a DVD drive, and CentOS. Makes a quiet machine with just two slowly turning fans: case fan set on low, and thermostatically-controlled PSU fan. Plenty of processing and display power for a server with GUI sysadmin tools and office apps.
Gigabit Ethernet chip, Atheros AR8131M, is too new to be supported by CentOS 5.4 initial installation. Simple fix: download and install kmod-atl1c from ELRepo (currently in testing repo), then enable ELRepo repositories to get future updates 'automagically'.
First found driver source AR81Family-linux-v126.96.36.199.tar.gz, then discovered ELRepo, an RPM repository for Enterprise Linux packages. Many thanks to the guys & gals there!
See also Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 514069.
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