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What specs are needed to build a fully native AROS desktop at this point?

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What specs are needed to build a fully native driver AROS desktop at this point?

I have been intrigued by the latest iMica news. I'd consider buying an iMica but I'm the type of person that likes to build a machine from parts myself.

From what I have read I get the impression one should be looking for an Intel Atom board with Intel GMA graphics, but thats about all I know so far. Are there specific chipsets needed?

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Have a look at this post:

http://aros-exec.org/modules/newbb/vi ... t_id=41422#forumpost41422

*or check the aros wiki pages*

http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Aros

- The blue links on the right are full of info.

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Re: What specs are needed to build a fully native AROS desktop at this point?

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This is the sort of board you need to buy.

Standard Atom IMICA board around £75

http://www.intel.com/products/desktop ... 2-D945GCLF2D-overview.htm

New Silent Atom IMICA board around £85

http://www.intel.com/products/desktop ... JT/D945GSEJT-overview.htm

This is then a fully supported IMICA system.


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I cant say much about AMD as the last AMD machine I ran AROS on was an athlon64 3400+ (gf 5700 ultra, sblive(both supported by AROS)), but Intel is generally pretty safe these days (socket 775 at least(p4,celeron, core2duo/quad, some atoms). p45/G31/g33/g41 chipset boards are all decent options. Not hard to find one of the above mentioned chipset based boards with Intel GMA gfx either, should you chose to go that route (and right now, until Nouveau/Gallium is complete the Intel driver gives by far and away the best 2d experience for AROS). As for AMD, I know am2/am2+/am3 based systems can work, and the support may be as good as Intel s775 systems for all I know, but I'm just not experienced enough with recent AMD systems with AROS to really comment.

As for supported gfx, for ati radeon7000 through to x600 (maybe x700/x800 as well if a person is lucky(if I recall correctly)), and on the nvidia front we have the "original" nvidia driver, which supports from tnt cards through to gf6xx0, and I think there was also a tweaked version that also gave support to some of the geforce7 series. Now we also have Nouveau/Gallium in the works, which supports gf1 based cards through to nv5x (gf9,gts240/250) based cards for 2d (nouveau) and 3d acceleration for geforce5,6,7,8,nv5x. Additionally we have of course VESA modes and the aforementioned Intel GMA.

Sound wise there's SBlive, some AC97 codec support, Envy24HT based sound cards (Terratec Aureon Sky, Terratec Aureon Space, Terratec Phase 22/28, M-Audio Revolution 5.1/7.1, ESI Juli@) and IntelHD audio (and I feel like Im missing one here too, but cant recall).

Supported network cards Im not too sure about off the top of my head, but rtl8029, intel pro100, some 3com cards, and pcnet32 cards are the ones that come to mind. I know there's a few more recent options, Im just not sure of thier names.


That should cover most of it I think. You could always go the iMica/aresone routes as well, but should you decide theyre not for you it's not too difficult to put together a fully supported dedicated AROS machine these days.

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Please note that the mini-itx Intel skt775 board I use are not supported by this GMA driver yet and may never be. Be sure that they use the Intel GMA950 range of support chips.

However, for a lot of people the boards I listed above are now a great platform for Aros. I name the boards so people can be confident. If you go outside of that then be careful and check the specifications properly.

Or maybe call me and order an iMica

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Steve can you give me the make and model number of the black wireless keyboard mouse combo you use. A few people have been here recently with problems with Microsoft based hardware - keyboard/mouse.

Just like to make a list of compatible types... anyone else?

Jeff.

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Who with their right mind buy Microsnoft Hardware :P
I see their OS as something many might need, but hardware, Come on ;)

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Quote:

jeffrey1138 wrote:
Just like to make a list of compatible types... anyone else?


I'm using a Logitech M305 wireless mouse. It has a very small USB-nano-receeiver: Wireless Mouse M305

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Thanks added

@nikolaos
I hear good things about their hardware (just not their recent stuff used with aros). I want to try a xbox 360 wired controller sometime...
In my case, it's their software I have problems...

Jeff.

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Quote:

jeffrey1138 wrote:
@AlTea
Thanks added

@nikolaos
I hear good things about their hardware (just not their recent stuff used with aros). I want to try a xbox 360 wired controller sometime...
In my case, it's their software I have problems...

Jeff.


haha. It was more of a joke dude.
My point was that we don't like Microsnoft right ;) so we don't buy from them unless it is nessesary, like their OS in some cases.

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