Tips Linux Explorers   All Things Linux Forum   Great Linux Links   LinuxClues.com   Hometown   Email 



HARDWARE DATABASES


You might not be aware of it, but these days lots of hardware is supported in Linux. The general rule is: don´t be the first on your block to get the latest hardware, as it takes a few months for programmers to make Linux-compatible drivers, because often the manufacturers are only focused on Windows drivers.

To help you with your research on the compatibility of your hardware, here is a list of links to hardware databases.


General:

http://www.karakas-online.de/linux/links/H...nk-o-matic.html

http://www.linuxcompatible.org/compatibility.html

http://www.linuxhardware.org/

http://hardware.linuxfaqs.de/

http://linuxtoday.com/news_story.php3?ltsn...20-008-05-NW-HW

http://linuxresource.com/Hardware/index.php

http://hwdb.parisc-linux.org/

http://www.linuxhardware.net/



Distro specific:

http://wwwnew.mandriva.com/en/hardware/ ( Mandrake )

http://hardware.redhat.com/hcl/?pagename=hcl ( RedHat )

http://cdb.novell.com/ ( SuSE )



Modems:

http://www.devidal.tv/~chris/winmodems/

http://www.linmodems.org



Pcmcia cards:

http://pcmcia-cs.sourceforge.net/ftp/SUPPORTED.CARDS



WLAN Adapters:

http://www.linux-wlan.org/docs/wlan_adapters.html.gz



Laptops:

http://www.linux-laptop.org/

http://www.e-laptop.com/linux/

http://tuxmobil.org/mylaptops.html


Printers:

http://www.linuxprinting.org/printer_list.cgi


This will give you plenty of information before you spend your hard earned money on hardware.
If you know of any other good sites, send me a PM and I will add it to the list.



Bruno


-- Oct 30 2003 ( Revised Dec 13 2005 ) --


Tips Linux Explorers   All Things Linux Forum   Great Linux Links   LinuxClues.com   Hometown   Email