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skip the story. new mobo has 4 pci slots
looks exactly like this

https://i.imgur.com/goqGCMr.jpg

thing is ive got one of those wireless network connectors that goes in the tiny x1 pci slot
the x1 slot gets blocked by my gfx card. so my question is can something with less teeth still fit into one of those 32 bit slots?

skip the story. new mobo has 4 pci slots
looks exactly like this [img]https://i.imgur.com/goqGCMr.jpg[/img]
thing is ive got one of those wireless network connectors that goes in the tiny x1 pci slot
the x1 slot gets blocked by my gfx card. so my question is can something with less teeth still fit into one of those 32 bit slots?
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#2
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how old is this motherboard?? are you sure they arent all pci-e?

how old is this motherboard?? are you sure they arent all pci-e?
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#3
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https://i.imgur.com/dMAgUau.jpg

[img]https://i.imgur.com/dMAgUau.jpg[/img]
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the answer is either. yes, so far as its smaller it will still work in a larger slot
or no, it needs to be the intended size to work

the answer is either. yes, so far as its smaller it will still work in a larger slot
or no, it needs to be the intended size to work
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can you take a picture of it and not show a diagram because if its a pc from anytime this decade it shouldnt have more than 1 pci slot

can you take a picture of it and not show a diagram because if its a pc from anytime this decade it shouldnt have more than 1 pci slot
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whats the motherboard model/brand

whats the motherboard model/brand
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#7
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https://i.imgur.com/9ZqymDS.jpg

[img]https://i.imgur.com/9ZqymDS.jpg[/img]
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oof. i dont think you're gonna be able to put the network card in. if you dont have a network card at ALL, (aka you dont have one on your computer) use a usb 3.0 -> ethernet port adapter, or a usb 2.0 -> ethernet if you dont have usb 3

heres a good one https://www.amazon.com/Ethernet-Network-Adapter-CableCreation-Required/dp/B013G4C8RE

oof. i dont think you're gonna be able to put the network card in. if you dont have a network card at ALL, (aka you dont have one on your computer) use a usb 3.0 -> ethernet port adapter, or a usb 2.0 -> ethernet if you dont have usb 3

heres a good one https://www.amazon.com/Ethernet-Network-Adapter-CableCreation-Required/dp/B013G4C8RE?tag=teamfortresst-20
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OR, you could use a pci gigabit ethernet card, like this one https://www.amazon.com/TP-Link-1000Mbps-Gigabit-Low-profile-TG-3269/dp/B0034CSUZ8

OR, you could use a pci gigabit ethernet card, like this one https://www.amazon.com/TP-Link-1000Mbps-Gigabit-Low-profile-TG-3269/dp/B0034CSUZ8?tag=teamfortresst-20
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first part of thread resolved.
now where are the linux people.
linux people point me in the right direction how to get my mobo to boot to linux
morre importantly windows mouse settings are 6/11 and im concerned the new os will not be the same so what now :/

first part of thread resolved.
now where are the linux people.
linux people point me in the right direction how to get my mobo to boot to linux
morre importantly windows mouse settings are 6/11 and im concerned the new os will not be the same so what now :/
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#12
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i installed ubuntu for the first time last week so im definitely an expert

step one: assuming you want to dual boot windows and linux, repartition ur hard drive so ur windows partition doesnt take up the whole disk. otherwise you can just format the whole drive, ezpz
step two: insert usb/cd with linux image, go into bios settings to boot that drive before ur usual disk. from there, grub should present you with options to install linux or try it without installing. doesnt really matter which you choose, you can proceed with install either way. choosing to install right away removes the part where you have to double click on the "install linux" option
step 3: wait. also, wait a few minutes after it says its done; when i did it there was a weird bug where grub (a boot loader which will let you load windows or linux) didnt get installed. i wound up having to format the partition where linux was installed and redo the whole thing

then you reboot and done.

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step 0.5: google it
i installed ubuntu for the first time last week so im definitely an expert

step one: assuming you want to dual boot windows and linux, repartition ur hard drive so ur windows partition doesnt take up the whole disk. otherwise you can just format the whole drive, ezpz
step two: insert usb/cd with linux image, go into bios settings to boot that drive before ur usual disk. from there, grub should present you with options to install linux or try it without installing. doesnt really matter which you choose, you can proceed with install either way. choosing to install right away removes the part where you have to double click on the "install linux" option
step 3: wait. also, wait a few minutes after it says its done; when i did it there was a weird bug where grub (a boot loader which will let you load windows or linux) didnt get installed. i wound up having to format the partition where linux was installed and redo the whole thing

then you reboot and done.

[spoiler]step 0.5: google it[/spoiler]
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#13
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at this stage im just hoping my computer hears me threatening to replace so it will pick it up on the frames

at this stage im just hoping my computer hears me threatening to replace so it will pick it up on the frames
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#14
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KEVCHEVat this stage im just hoping my computer hears me threatening to replace so it will pick it up on the frames

install proper drivers dummy

[quote=KEVCHEV]at this stage im just hoping my computer hears me threatening to replace so it will pick it up on the frames[/quote]
install proper drivers dummy
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Menachem

k its on my flash drive. so im expecting to turn the thing on and go into the bios. set the primary boot to the usb and then ubuntu takes me from there right?
second question, dug around a little bit, to my understanding windows mouse sens 6/11 translates to 3 in ubuntu. as far as anything i need to be concerned with sens and raw input, is there any settings i should be aware of? so i cna tweak you know. i want the mouse to feel the same.

[quote=Menachem][/quote]
k its on my flash drive. so im expecting to turn the thing on and go into the bios. set the primary boot to the usb and then ubuntu takes me from there right?
second question, dug around a little bit, to my understanding windows mouse sens 6/11 translates to 3 in ubuntu. as far as anything i need to be concerned with sens and raw input, is there any settings i should be aware of? so i cna tweak you know. i want the mouse to feel the same.
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Sounds right to me.

Cant help you on the mouse. I wasn't joking when I said I did my first install last week, and that was for someone else's computer. So yeah, I'm pretty much out of useful linux tips now. Godspeed.

Sounds right to me.

Cant help you on the mouse. I wasn't joking when I said I did my first install last week, and that was for someone else's computer. So yeah, I'm pretty much out of useful linux tips now. Godspeed.
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#17
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absolute aids. defragmented hdd. created a partition. dl the ubuntu iso and formatted a usb stick. booted to ubuntu install. once i got in it was actually third world os from the lack of driver support

absolute aids. defragmented hdd. created a partition. dl the ubuntu iso and formatted a usb stick. booted to ubuntu install. once i got in it was actually third world os from the lack of driver support
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#18
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If you mean that some of your games don't work, then yeah, you shoulda known that going in. Linix users are a pretty small portion of PC users, devs often don't bother.

If you mean like your mouse and keyboard don't work, you probably did something wrong tbh. Drivers exist for just about everything out there. Did you uncheck "install 3rd party drivers" during install?

If you mean that some of your games don't work, then yeah, you shoulda known that going in. Linix users are a pretty small portion of PC users, devs often don't bother.

If you mean like your mouse and keyboard don't work, you probably did something wrong tbh. Drivers exist for just about everything out there. Did you uncheck "install 3rd party drivers" during install?
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