Linux Hardware Compatibility HOWTO

Steven Pritchard

3.2.2

2004-01-30

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


Table of Contents
1. Introduction
1.1. Notes on binary-only drivers
1.2. Notes on proprietary drivers
1.3. System architectures
1.4. Related sources of information
1.5. Known problems with this document
1.6. New versions of this document
1.7. Feedback and corrections
1.8. Acknowledgments
1.9. Revision History
2. Computers/Motherboards/BIOS
2.1. Specific system/motherboard/BIOS
2.2. Unsupported
3. Laptops
3.1. Specific laptops
3.2. PCMCIA
4. CPU/FPU
4.1. Intel
4.2. AMD
4.3. Cyrix
4.4. IDT
4.5. Transmeta
4.6. Misc. notes
5. Memory
6. Video cards
6.1. XFree86
6.2. Proprietary X servers
6.3. Kernel Framebuffer (fbdev)
6.4. SVGALIB (graphics for console)
7. Controllers (hard drive)
7.1. Alpha, Beta drivers
8. Controllers (SCSI)
8.1. Supported
8.2. Alpha, Beta drivers
8.3. Unsupported
9. SCSI RAID Controllers
10. IDE RAID Controllers
11. Controllers (I/O)
12. Controllers (multiport)
12.1. Non-intelligent cards
12.2. Intelligent cards
13. Network adapters
13.1. Supported
13.2. Alpha, Beta drivers
13.3. Unsupported
14. Sound cards
14.1. Supported
14.2. Alpha, Beta drivers
14.3. Unsupported
15. Hard drives
15.1. Unsupported
16. Tape drives
16.1. Supported
16.2. Alpha, Beta drivers
16.3. Unsupported
17. CD-ROM drives
17.1. Supported
17.2. Alpha, Beta drivers
17.3. Notes
18. CD-Writers
19. DVD drives
20. Removable drives
21. Mice
21.1. Supported
21.2. Alpha, Beta drivers
21.3. Notes
22. Modems
23. Printers/Plotters
23.1. Ghostscript
24. Scanners
24.1. Supported
24.2. Alpha, Beta drivers
24.3. Unsupported
25. USB
25.1. Digital Cameras
25.2. Miscellaneous
26. IEEE 1394 (FireWire/i.Link)
27. PCMCIA/Cardbus cards
28. Other hardware
28.1. Amateur Radio
28.2. VESA Power Savings Protocol (DPMS) monitors
28.3. Touch screens
28.4. Terminals on serial port
28.5. Joysticks
28.6. Video devices (capture boards, frame grabbers, TV tuners, etc.)
28.7. Digital Camera
28.8. UPS
28.9. Multifunction boards
28.10. Data acquisition
28.11. Watchdog timer interfaces
28.12. Miscellaneous
29. Appendix A. Supported Parallel Port devices
29.1. Ethernet
29.2. Hard drives
29.3. Tape drives
29.4. CD-ROM drives
29.5. Removable drives
29.6. IDE Adapter
29.7. SCSI Adapters
29.8. Digital Camera
29.9. PCMCIA parallel port cards
30. Appendix B. Linux incompatible Hardware
31. Glossary





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