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Gigabyte GA-MA69GM-S2H


$79.00 Released July, 2007

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Integrated video and sound make this a cheap option for a HTPC. One of the few micro-ATX motherboards with DVI output.

The Cons:The AMD 690G chipset is not fully supported in Linux, limiting its usefulness as a Linux-based HTPC. Because the SATA connectors are horizontal, it's possible standard length cables will be too short.

Gigabyte's GA-MA69GM-S2H was released to appeal to the HTPC (home theater PC) crowd. It features onboard video, 7.1 channel sound, HDMI and DVI output, and 4 x SATA connectors. To save space, the SATA ports are arranged horizontally rather than vertically.

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    Integrated video and sound make this a cheap option for a HTPC.

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    One of the few micro-ATX motherboards with DVI output.

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    The AMD 690G chipset is not fully supported in Linux, limiting its usefulness as a Linux-based HTPC.

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    Because the SATA connectors are horizontal, it's possible standard length cables will be too short.

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cybermage
cybermage: #gigabyte_ga_ma69gm_s2h I can't get Ubuntu 8.04 to install on this board. It hangs at 5% of formatting hard drives. I've tried "Legacy SATA", noapic, nloapic, apci=no and multiple hard drives to no avail. Jun 12, 08
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grok
grok: #gigabyte_ga_ma69gm_s2h As of May 2008, I tried to install linux (Centos 5.1 x86). It comes up in 600x800 mode. The LAN was not supported on Centos. The video is not supported as far as I can tell. I found a LAN driver from Realtek but I have not gotten it to compile without a LAN connection to get GCC.

Except for video and network it works great. Probably better to put windoze on it.

I would like to try the HDMI on my TV, no glasses. I could display stock tickers and RT-charts. May 29, 08
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