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Stephen M. Dunn wrote:
>PCI Express: All remotely recent motherboards with support for
>remotely recent CPUs use PCIe. OSR6 explicitly supports PCIe; I have
>been unable to find any statement, either way, about whether 5.0.7 does.
>Wikipedia suggests that the difference is in hardware and an OS which
>supports PCI should work with PCIe. Is this true in practice? With
>the possible exception of video (see the next question), I am unlikely
>to have any PCIe cards, or at least any that 5.0.7 needs to talk to,
>but I *will* have at least one PCI card, and often the support for
>"legacy" buses in chipsets is done by making them essentially subsidiaries
>of the more modern bus - which could mean that if PCIe isn't supported,
>the PCI cards won't work, either.
>
>Video: 5.0.7's list of supported video cards is, at least for the
>most part, stuck in the early 2000s, with a handful of AGP cards being
>the most recent models. Of course, AGP is long since dead, so whether
>I use built-in video on the motherboard or an add-in PCIe card, it
>won't be supported. There's always the old VESA BIOS driver; how
>well does this work with modern video (motherboard or PCIe)? If
>it matters, the video is likely to be either a built-in Intel GMA3100
>or similar, or a low-end ATI card such as a Radeon HD2600 Pro; I
>don't do anything that requires a high-end video card, but I do need
>X Windows to work properly.


I'm running 506 on a Supermicro X6DA8-G2, which has a couple of PCIe slots.
I'm using an ATI Radeon X300 PCIe board with the Xorg server. Works fine.

John
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