2008-09-05

Update: Ubuntu on GIGABYTE ga-73pvm-s2h


Earlier this year I installed a new computer with Silverstone SST-LC17 case, GIGABYTE ga-73pvm-s2h mainboard, 4 GB RAM and Intel Core 2 processor. The power supply was a Fortron Source Zen 300W. The computer was built from a recommendation from hardware.no, who also suggested that the pc should work with mythbuntu. After I've testet it, my conclusion is that it will need a better power supply. You can read more about the experience here.


I've now upgraded the machine to Ubuntu Hardy, and I'm happy to say that it was an even better experience this time, as sound worked out of the box to.


However I stil had to install Nvidea drives manually. Envy was still installed from last time, but the old version wouldn't work with Hardy. A quick search revealed that there's a new version of envy, named envyng, and that the new version has even made it into the ubuntu multiverse repository. Before I removed the old envy, I used it to remove the old Nvidea drivers. Installing the new envyng is just a matter of running sudo apt-get install envyng-gtk . (There is a qt version too, but installing that meant downloading more libraries so I chose the gtk version.)


Now, I'm struggling with getting kvm-based virtual hosts to run behind a bridged interface on this machine, as it's my personal server, camuflaged as HTPC to increase WAF : )


Hope this helps, and again, big thanks goes to everyone who blogs about technical stuff! (Oh, btw, if you know how to make kvm work with bridging on hardy heron, please post a comment here  with a link : )


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