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Old 09-11-2003, 09:20 PM   #1
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Question linux hardware compatibility test


If this is in the wrong forum, I apologize.

Does anyone know of something like the Belarc Advisor except it will let you know with which versions of linux your hardware is compatible?

I'm currently going with trial and error. I started with distrubutions which ran in the Windows partition (limited success with PhatLinux). I have a desknote a907. I'm considering trying thiz linux, because I heard some versions of the desknote shipped with it.

Anyway, back to the software. I did find something at sourceforge.net, but it looked like it ran in linux.
 
Old 09-11-2003, 09:25 PM   #2
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I have found this site to be invaluable:

http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Hardware-HOWTO/

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Old 09-11-2003, 11:45 PM   #3
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A complete boot from CD distro like Knoppix might be what you're looking for. It will give you a good idea of what is supported and what needs twiddling with.
 
  


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