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Blackmagic intensity pro is a virus. Do not buy this card anymore?

I bought a card and it crashed my whole system. I cant see network anymore getting up.

I tested this with: Ubuntu 10.04, 11.04, Fedora, CentOS, ArchLinux all the time it crashed my system.

  • I cant boot to my own BIOS
  • System do not show network or it does not get auto DHCP or no network interface
  • CPU/RAM do not function properly

Has anyone same problem?

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closed as off topic by Florian Diesch, Javier Rivera, Uri Herrera, fossfreedom, Stefano Palazzo Oct 27 '11 at 14:58

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This is more of a discussion and experience sharing than an answerable question, so it is more suitable for a forum than this site. Please take it to – Javier Rivera Oct 27 '11 at 14:05
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A piece of hardware, by definition, is not a virus. It can however, be incompatible with your current hardware, OS or other software. I would suggest you return this product, and purchase a comparable device that is compatible. (I'll post a link to the Ubuntu/Linux HAL here shortly.)

You might also contact their company. I suggest you find their website for contact information. In your correspondence, you should include that you are a Linux user who would like to use their product, but you've had to return it due to the fact that they do not properly support a viable, and widely used Operating System. Also, that you will not purchase any further products until such matters are resolved.
Aside from that, @Javier Rivera make an excellent suggestion to visit I've been a member there for some time and I'm sure there is someone there that would be glad to continue a discussion on this topic.

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