H/W : Intel G35 chipset, "just works" ... or not ?

Vincent Trouilliez vincent.trouilliez at modulonet.fr
Sat Feb 23 00:51:17 UTC 2008

Hi list,

I am going to replace my motherboard in the coming weeks/months... my 6
year old Athlon XP 1700+ CPU works perfectly fine/smoothly for 90% of my
needs, but it really struggles to manage the remaining 10%.
Well, I have been meaning to replace it for a couple
years already, but it's only this year, with the introduction of the
dual core 45nm Core2Duo from Intel, that I have found a worthwhile

I would rather like to go for an Intel chipset, to support their
continued friendly attitude towards Linux, and after a couple hours
reading information on intel's website, it appears that out of their
numerous chipsets (X38, Pxx, Qxx, Gxx...), the G35 suits my needs

Question: Has a driver even been released for it yet ? Does it "just
work", or are there some bits/functionalities that don't work, or have
annoying bugs ? 

I do need the Audio part to work, as I really don't fancy spending
money on a separate sound card. However, I don't require all the fancy
stuff, and I will be happy with just very basic stereo sound support.

As for the integrated graphics, which I would also rather like to
work, the site intellinuxgraphics.com on its homepage, says that the
full documentation of the G35 has been released (but there is not time
stamp, so no idea how old that news is), but I fail to find a page on
that site, that details progress on that driver, what works, what
doesn't, what are the known bugs/limitations etc.

Thanks much in advance for any info or feedback about the status of the
driver for the G35 then...



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