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|710||According to category, Works with caveats||11th May 2010||Wierdbeard65|
The Gigabyte GA-73PVM-S2H is a neat little board that seems to have a good potential as an HTPC board.
- update as of 01/29/09 per Itsik "Gigabyte made a mistake and messed up the onboard lan. Each time you boot the pc, you get a differant mac address, which renders the on board lan useless. You can get boards from other companies with the same specs without the lan problems, so I wouldn't waste my time on that."
CPU Socket Type: LGA 775
CPU Type: Core 2 Extreme / Core 2 Duo / Pentium
North Bridge: NVIDIA GeForce 7100
South Bridge: nForce 630i
Number of Memory Slots: 2×240pin
Memory Standard: DDR2 800
Maximum Memory Supported: 4GB
PCI Express x16: 1
PCI Express x1: 1
PCI Slots: 2
PATA: 1 x ATA100 2 Dev. Max
SATA 3Gb/s: 3
SATA RAID: 0/1/0+1/5
Onboard Video Chipset: NVIDIA GeForce 7100
Audio Chipset: Realtek ALC889A
Audio Channels: 8 Channels
LAN Chipset: Realtek 8211B
Max LAN Speed: 10/100/1000Mbps
Rear Panel Ports
Video Ports: D-Sub + DVI
HDMI: 1 x HDMI
USB: 4 x USB 2.0
IEEE 1394: 1 x IEEE 1394a
eSATA: 1 x eSATA 3Gb/s
S/PDIF Out: 1x Optical
Audio Ports: 6 Ports
Onboard USB: 6 x USB 2.0
Onboard 1394: 2x 1394a
Form Factor: Micro ATX
Dimensions: 9.6" x 8.6"
Once installed the first issue I had to deal with was that no sound card was reognised at all.
Here's what I have so far:
1. Install the curses library:
"apt-get install libncurses5-dev"
2. Install the latest versions of Alsa-Driver, Alsa-Lib and Alsa-utils
When compiling Alsa-driver, make sure to install the hda intel part:
"sudo ./configure --with-cards=hda-intel"
When in the "make" stage of the Alsa-Utils, you get 2 errors regarding files named "ja.gmo" and "t-ru.gmo"
"sudo touch /<the whole path>/ja.gmo"
"sudo touch /<the whole path>/t-ru.gmo"
3. Add the sound card to "/etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base"
Add this line at the end "options snd-hda-intel model=auto/6stack-dig" (use auto or 6stack-dig, which ever works for you)
4. Run alsaconf and configure your sound card
5. Run alsamixer, set your levels and unmute anything you need then save the alsa settings
"alsactl store 0"
After this you'll have the analog outputs working but no SPDIF. That's where I'm stuck right now, I'll update if there is any progress. If any one could help figure this out, it would be great!