I'm trying to get a nice, fancy new system up and running under Fedora Core 5. Heres the specs
Intel DP965LT motherboard (uses the Intel 965 Express chipset)
Intell Core 2 Duo E6400 (2.13Ghz per core)
2GB DDR2 1.8v ram at 667Mhz
250GB SATA drive
VIdeo card is a 7800 Nvidia on a PCI-16 slot
Unfortunately none of the hardware seems to be properly recognized. I'm fairly sure its got to do with the 965 Express chipset either not being recognized properly or the chipsets not working under the Linux kernel yet. For example, the BIOS sees the internal DVD, so I can boot off of it. But when I get to the installation screens it tells me there is no installation media and wants me to select a driver for the CD-Rom.
I eventually installed the FC5 using a USB connected CDRom (fortunately USB works!). The install is mostly smooth; but the ethernet and DVD don't work along with numerous other annoyances. When I do 'lspci' almost everthing shows up as an 'unknown device'. I've burned the most recent kernel rpm to a CD and installed that, no good. I've burned the most recent Intel BIOS flash, also no change.
I've considered compiling the most current kernel and seeing if that helps, but I've searched and searched and theres not really any mention of the 965 chipset in the changelogs so I'm not sure that it will actually help.
Can anyone help me or share there own tales of the DP965LT motherboard? Is it just me or is there some kernel parameter I'm not using? Help.