Thursday, April 24, 2008

New hardware... Finally !

I got it !

That nice MSI motherboard, a K9N Neo v3... Looks nice, with aan AMD Sempron LE-1100 and 1 gig od DDR2 ram !

Finally I end up getting some better hardware, instead of running on those older parts that I usually salvage...

One small issue: It has only 1 IDE connector. And I have 2 IDE hdd's and 2 IDE DVD burners...

So far, I just plugged in my hdd's, and I'll end up spending money on a big SATA hdd next month, when I'll get some cash.

Other small issue: the audio driver from Nvidia (hda Nvidia) is not supported under Debian Etch, I guess it is because of the older kernel 2.6.18...

So I am in the process of upgrading everything to Lenny. I am saying "Lenny" and not "Testing", because when Lenny will reach the "Stable" status in September, I plan on sticking with it, and not going on with Testing... (at least for a while, in theory...)

I feel better, mentally... We are all just a bunch of big kids... A toy makes us feel like a million dollars !!

2 comments:

beranger-org said...

But is Lenny really supporting everything?

You could also check with a liveCD, say Sidux? (Once again, Parsix is an option too, *but* it has a newer and different kernel than Debian!)

Tropical Swim said...

So far so good... Only funny issues with Skype, as it is an i386 app forced into an amd64...
I might go for a clean install of Lenny, as those dependencies are creating problems...
But I confirm everything works perect after upgrading...