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Linux Hardware Compatibility Lists

Debian GNU/Linux device driver check page  - This database verifies the PCI devices at this time (X drivers, ISA, USB, IEEE1394 or any other devices are out of its focus). Paste your result of 'lspci -n' taken from GNU/Linux OS (such as Debian, Knoppix, RedHat, and so on) to the box, then push 'Check' button.

DebianOn  - is an effort to document how to install, configure and use Debian on some specific hardware. Therefore potential buyers would know if that hardware is supported and owner would know how get the best out of that hardware.

openSUSE Hardware Compatibility List  - The following pages are used by the openSUSE community to record the compatibility of various hardware and full systems with SUSE Linux. Please share your experience by adding your hardware, especially if you had some issue that you overcame.

Mandriva Hardware Compatibility List  - lists the hardware compatibility for many netbooks, desktops, laptops, server and more.

Red Hat Hardware Catalog  - Database containing certified hardware for Red Hat products.

UbuntuUsers Hardwaredatenbank  - Auf dieser Seite soll eine Hardwaredatenbank fuer Ubuntu Linux entstehen. Sie koennen hier unter Ubuntu Linux verwendete (neuere) Hardware hinzufuegen, welche gut laeuft.

Mepis Linux Hardware Database  - Hardware Knowledge Database about Mepis Linux.

Zenwalk Linux Hardware Database & Hardware Related Help  - Here you can find hints or guides on how to utilize or optimize the use of certain hardware.

LinuxQuestions.org HCL  - This is the Linux Hardware Compatibility List from LinuxQuestions.org.

Linux Hardware Compatibility HOWTO  - This document attempts to list most of the hardware known to be either supported or unsupported under Linux.

LinuxCompatible.org Compatibility List  - This is a user submitted compatibility database for hardware running under GNU/Linux.

FSF Hardware Database  - Free Software Foundation's listing of hardware that supports free software.

Linux-Hardware-Guide  - bietet eine Datenbank aktueller Hardware und untersucht und bewertet diese auf seine Linux-Kompatibilität. Die Marktpreise und Preisentwicklungen der Harware werden analysiert und helfen somit bei der Kaufentscheidung. Besitzern der Hardware können Konfigurationshilfe austauschen.

Linux-Hardware-Guide  - provides a data base of hardware and investigates the Linux compatibility of the equipment.

Linux Support for HP PC's  - This page provides an overview of Linux support for HP PC's and peripeherals. Don't base purchasing decisions on the information provided here. This site's main goal is to provide information for people already owning an HP PC.

Tuxhardware.de  - (TU)X-beliebige Hardware. Tuxhardware.de ist ein Online- Shop in Deutschland der Produkte mit LINUX- Eignung anbietet. Hier finden Sie u.a. auch Installationsanleitungen, Tipps & Tricks und Links zu Treibern.

Printer compatiblity database  - The OpenPrinting printer database contains a wealth of information about specific printers, along with extensive driver information, basic specifications, and an associated set of configuration tools. You can just go straight to a particular printer, or you can list all printers from a given manufacturer.

Gutenprint Supported Printers  - Gutenprint, formerly called Gimp-Print, offers high quality drivers for Canon, Epson, Lexmark, Sony, Olympus, and PCL printers for use with Ghostscript, CUPS, Foomatic, and the Gimp.

TurboPrint 2 - Supported Printers  - This is the list of TurboPrint Supported Printers. It includes almost every Canon, Epson & HP and many Brother printers. TurboPrint makes it possible to use the latest color printers with Linux. It is designed to produce maximum quality photo prints as well as high-speed text documents. Printer set-up and configuration is as simple as on Windows or MacOS. TurboPrint is a high-quality printer driver system for Linux built on existing standards (lpr or CUPS printer spooler, ghostscript interpreter for Postscript) thus achieving easy integration and maximum compatibility with existing applications. TurboPrint 2 offers new functions and additional programs.

Von TurboPrint 2 unterstuetzte Drucker  - TurboPrint ermoeglicht den Einsatz moderner Farbdrucker unter Linux. Mit TurboPrint erzielen Sie sowohl die bestmoegliche Druckqualitaet bei fotorealistischen Ausdrucken, als auch eine schnelle Ausgabe von Text-Dokumenten. Drucker-Einrichtung und Konfiguration sind durch grafische Menues genauso einfach wie in MS Windows. TurboPrint unterstuetzt fast alle Canon, Epson & HP und viele Brother Drucker. TurboPrint 2 bietet eine Fuelle an neuen Funktionen und Zusatzprogrammen! Das Drucksystem ist nun weit komfortabler zu bedienen - und auch die Druckqualitaet wurde weiter optimiert.

SANE: Supported Devices  - shows if your scanner is supported and if yes, by which backend. If it's not supported, it may at least point to documentation or test programs. The search engine contains information from the latest stable SANE release, the development ("CVS") version of SANE and from external backends. The database is updated once per day.

VueScan: Supported Scanners  - is a continuously upgraded list of VueScan supported scanners. VueScan supports more than 500 different scanners, and these are organized by vendor name. VueScan is a scanning utility that works with most high- quality flatbed and film scanners to produce scans that have excellent color fidelity and color balance. A free trial version is available.

Digital Camera Support for UNIX, Linux and BSD  - trys to explain how to find out if your camera may work or not under a UNIX system. This site includes a table summarize for digital cameras, how they are supported under UNIX operating systems.

Supported Cameras in gPhoto  - On this page, you find a list of the supported camera models of the current release of gPhoto (=digital camera software applications for Unix-like systems. gPhoto2 is a free, redistributable, ready to use set of digital camera software applications for Unix-like systems). Support for additional cameras may be in the current libgphoto2 SVN trunk code. They will be added to the next release. If your camera is neither supported in the current release nor in current SVN trunk, it is possible that it is an old camera for which the original gPhoto driver has not been ported yet (mostly due to lack of demand) or it is a new camera for which there is no support at all.

Working Webcams with PWC  - This is a web-based collaboration area for the next generation Philips Web Camera Linux Kernel Module. On this page, you find a list of the supported Webcams.

ALSA Soundcard Matrix  - ALSA ("Advanced Linux Sound Architecture") supported audio- cards or chipsets. ALSA provides audio and MIDI functionality to the Linux operating system.

OSS Sound Card List  - OSS supported audio- cards or chipsets. This list is not 100% complete. There are dozens of sound cards that are based on some standard sound chips (or motherboard chipset) made by vendors like Intel, VIA, Cirrus/Crystal, Analog Devices, Realtek, Yamaha, C'Media, Trident, Sigmatel and many others. Such cards may not be listed in the following list but they are still supported.

Motherboard List  - Openbenchmarking.org's easy shopping list for Motherboards. Pricing information is also integrated into the lists.

Graphics Card List  - Openbenchmarking.org's easy shopping list for graphics Card. Pricing information is also integrated into the lists.

Driver Status for XFree86 4.3.0  - provides information about the status of the driver and hardware support in XFree86 4.3.0 compared with that in XFree86 3.3.6.

LinuxTV - Supported Hardware (ATSC, DVB-C, DVB-S, DVB-T devices)  - This page is intended to help the "end user" determine whether the device they own, or one that they are considering purchasing, is supported or not under Linux. Before purchasing a DVB device, you should check whether it is listed as supported within the appropriate section of the wiki.

Linux USB  - is the home of the Linux USB Project. This web site was created to serve as a central point of information for USB support under Linux. We've released our first press release.

Linux-IDE.org  - Support and information about IDE & RAID- Controller. This page offers a list of companies that have support for ATA-33, ATA-66, ATA-100, ATA-133 chipset, SATA 1.0 and Native "PURE HARDWARE ATA RAID" support in Linux.

Serial ATA (SATA) chipsets - Linux support status  - Serial ATA (also known as S-ATA or SATA) chipsets are rapidly replacing legacy "parallel ATA" (PATA, i.e., regular ATA/133) chipsets.

Linux wireless LAN support  - is an attempt to create a, more or less complete listing of wireless devices with information about the chipset they are based on and whether or not they are supported in Linux.

802.11g Client Adapters  - offers a list with 802.11g Client Adapters, their chipsets, available drivers and much more infos.

Hardware supported by MadWifi  - This page (and its sub-pages) lists hardware that has been reported to be based on one of Atheros' chipsets. Usually these reports also contain comments on whether the device in question is supported by MadWifi.

Laptop Manufacturers - Linux Status  - This is an overview of more than 150 laptop and notebook manufacturers and their current Linux support status. Besides Linux also other UniXes are mentioned and some hints about laptops with other CPUs than from Intel are included. The survey will be updated constantly.

Linux on Laptops  - is an index of information and documentation of interest to those who now use or are considering using Linux on a laptop.

PCMCIA/CF Card Survey  - TuxMobil's Linux Hardware Compatibility List for PCMCIA/PC-Card/CF-Card and CardBus cards sorted by Manufacturer. You may find as well some tips and tricks to get PCMCIA/CF/CardBus cards to work with your Linux laptop, notebook or PDA.

Linux Status of Mobile Hardware  - Here are Hardware Compatibility Lists - HCLs for Linux with hardware and accessories used in laptops, notebooks, PDAs, mobile phones. Hardware like internal modems, miniPCI cards, IrDA ports, Bluetooth and wireless connectivity. Also portable scanners and printers, mobile CD and DVD writers and much more is covered.

Linux with PDAs and Handheld PCs  - You want to use Linux or another UniX with your PDA or handheld computer? Here are links to usage documentation about Linux with different PDAs. You may find documentation about non-Linux PDAs as well as dedicated Linux PDAs (like the Agenda VR3, the SHARP Zaurus and the Samsung Yopy).

Linux and Mobile (Cellular, Smart) Phones  - You want to use Linux or another UniX with your mobile (cellular) phone? Here are links to usage documentation about Linux with different mobile phones. You may find documentation about non-Linux phones as well as dedicated Linux phones.

comp.os.linux.hardware  - Description: "Hardware compatibility with the Linux operating system". Search the Usenet archiv of the Newsgroup comp.os.linux.hardware for helpful information with hardware problems and drivers. And at least if you can not find a solution there in the archiv, I recommend to post your question yourself with your favored newsreader.

de.comp.os.unix.linux.hardware  - Diese Usenet/News Gruppe dient der Diskussion von Fragen zur Kompatibilitaet und Einbindung gewisser Hardwarekomponenten in eine Linux-Installation auf den verschiedenen Rechnerplattformen, fuer die Linux verfuegbar ist. Das Usenet ist wohl die Anlaufstelle bei speziellen Fragen zu Hardware mit Linux, wenn in den Weiten des WWW bisher keine Loesung gefunden werden konnte. FAQ der Gruppen der de.comp.os.unix.linux Hierarchie (dcoul).

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