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AwesomeMachine 03-03-2007 02:32 AM

What Hardware Do You Need Drivers For?
 
If you are looking for linux drivers there is an alphabetical list of hardware manufacturers below. When you reply to this thread please reply with:

'Manufacturer'
'Model Number'

That's it. Your signature is permissible on the reply. An Email will periodically be sent to the driver development staff of each company listed, requesting linux drivers be written for certain hardware. If your hardware is manufactured by a company not on the list below, reply as indicated above, and the manufacturer of your hardware will be added to the list. This is what's good for the linux community. If this thread gets enough responses it will carry some weight against Microsoft Corporation, which richly rewards hardware manufacturers if they can prevent linux users from using their products.

List of hardware manufacutrers:

3Com
3dfx
A4 Tech
Aaeon
Abit
Acard
Accton
AceCad
Aceex
Acer
Achme
Acorn Computers
Acorp
Actima
ActionTech
Active
Adaptec
Adaptec, Inc.
Addison
Addonics
Adesso
ADI
ADI Online, the homepage for ADI Microscan
Adobe
ADTRAN, Inc.
Advanced Gravis
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc
Advansys
Agfa
Agfa (scanners and digital cameras)
Aiwa
Alps
Altec Lansing Corporation
AMD
AMI
Amstrad
AOC
Aopen
Apacer
APC
Apex Data
Apollo
Apple
Apricot Computers
Arowana
Artec
Askey
AST
Asus
Asuscom
ATI Technologies, Inc.
Atrend
Avance Logic
Aver Media
Avision
Award
Aztech
BCM
Belinea
Belkin
Billion
Biostar
Black Widow
Borland
Brother
Canon
Canopus
CardExpert
Cardinal Technologies, Inc.
Casio
Chaintech
Cherry
Chicony
Chinon
Cirrus Logic
Creative Labs
Cisco Systems
Citizen
Citoh
C-Media
Codemasters
Communicate Ltd. (PCMIA Cards), recently merged with Motorola
Compaq
Computer Associates
Conexant
Creative Labs (Soundblaster)
Crystal Semiconductor (a Cirrus Logic Company)
CTX
CyberDrive
CyberLink
CyberVision
Cyrix
Dan
Data Excel
Dataflex
Daytek
Daytona (Palit)
Dell
Delta
Diamond
Diamond
Digicom Systems Inc. (a subsidiary of Creative Technology Ltd)
D-Link
Domex
Dr Solomons
Dynalink
Edimax
Eicon
EIZO Corporation (formerly Nanao)
Electronic Frontier
EliteGroup
Elonex
Elonex plc
Encore
Enlight
Ensoniq
Epox
Epson
ESS
Evergreen
Farallon Communications, Inc.
Fellowes
FIC
Freecom
Fujitsu
Gainward
Garmin
Gateway
Gateway 2000 Inc
Genius
Genovation - Keyboards and touch pads
Gigabyte
Global Village (TelePort)
Goldstar
Goldstar (LG Electronics Inc)
Gravis
Guillemot
GVC
Haicom
Hansol
Hauppage
Hauppauge
Hayes Microcomputer Products, Inc.
Hercules
Hewlett Packard
HighPoint
Hi-Grade
Hitachi
Hypertec
Hyundai
IBM
Iiyama
Imation
Imes
InnoVision
Intel
Iomega
Iwill
Jamicon
Jetway
Joytech
JVC
Kenwood
Keydata
Key Tronic Corporation (keyboards)
KFC
Kingston
Kodak
Konica
Kye
Kyocera
Kyocera Electronics
Laplink
Lasat
Leadtek
Legend
Legend Performance technology
Lexmark
LG Electronics
Liebert
Life View
Likom
LiteON
Logic 3
Logitech
Longshine
Lucas Arts
Lucent Technologies
Lucky Tech
Macronix
MAG Innovision
Magitronic
Mannesman Tally
Matrox
Matsonic
Matsushita/Panasonic
Maxi Switch, Inc. - OEM manufacturer of computer keyboards and other input devices
MaxTech, Inc
Maxtor
Memory Card Technology
Messaging, Information and Media Sector of Motorola, Inc.
Microcom, Inc.
Microsoft
Microtek Lab, Inc.
Minolta
Miro/Pinnacle
Mita
Mitac
Mitsubishi
Mitsumi
Modular Technology
Motorola
MRI
MSI
Multi Tech Systems
Multi-Tech Systems, Inc.
Mustek
Nakamichi
NEC
NexGen
Nikon
Nokia
Novell
nVidia
Oak Technology
OKI
Okidata
Olivetti
Olympus
Onspec Electronic
OPTI
OPTi, Inc.
Origo (WellModem)
Osprey Video/ViewCast
Pace Drivers
Packard Bell
Panasonic
PC Chips
PC Tel
Pentax
Phillips
Phoenix
Pine
Pinnacle
Pioneer
PixelView
Plextor
Plustek
Polaroid
Portrait Displays
Powercolour
Practical Peripherals
Primax
Prolink
Promise
Protac
Proview
Psion
Psion PLC
QDI
QLogic
Quantum
Racal-Datacom, Inc.
Realmagic
Realtek
Relisys
Ricoh
Rockwell/Conexant
S3
Sagem
Saitek
Samsung
Samtron
Sanyo
Seagate
Seanix Technology Inc. (ASI Monitors)
Seikosha
Sertek
Sharp
Shuttle
Silicon Graphics, Inc.
Silicon Integrated Systems (SiS)
Smart
SMC
Smile
Sonicblue
Sony
SOYO
Sparkle
Spectra Video
Standard Microsystems Corporation (SMC)
Star
Star Multimedia Corporation
STB
STB Systems, Inc.
Supermicro
SuperVoice Support
Supra
SyQuest
Tally
Targa/Pinnacle
Tatung
Taxan
Taxan Europe Ltd.
Teac
Tecmar
Tekram
Tektronix
Texas Instruments
Thrustmaster
Tomato/Zida
Toshiba
Traxdata
Trident
Trust
Turtle Beach
Tyan
UMAX
UMC
UNEX
Unisys
US Drives
US Robotics
Utobia
VIA
Video Logic
VideoLogic Ltd.
ViewSonic
Viglen
Visioneer (but their site was impossible when I looked)
Vivitar
VLSI
Voyetra
Wacom
Wearnes
Well Communication Corp
Western Digital
Winbond
Wisecom
Xerox
Xircom, Inc.
Yamaha
Yashica
Yuan
ZDS
Zenith Data Systems
ZIDA
Znyx
Zoom
Zoom Telephonics Inc.
Zyxel

ed-j 03-03-2007 04:16 AM

Hardware list
 
What an incredible list!

I am new to the Internet and the Open Source Community and I'm "playing" with Breezy, Dapper, Edgy and recently, KDE 3.5. I have no particular problems at the moment, but I have bookmarked your page for future reference and if I see anyone that might benefit from it, I'll pass it on. Many thanks!

You signature is a commendable religious statement. However, I feel there is one more consideration: We are a creation of the Ineffable Infinity, we are not "Sons" and there is no "Father" to hold our hand. Without this terrifying realization, we can only be lost in science and religion, with the higher questions left to people who can face the monumental predicament of our reality. :-)

Crito 03-03-2007 05:36 AM

It's not man's place to ponder why some hardware works and why some doesn't. It's just the will of god. If you really needed to use any of that stuff "he" would have provided for it. So be content with what you have that works and pray for divine intervention to fix everything else.

When time ends computers won't matter anyway. I'm personally really looking forward to Armagedon.

Jin Mitsuko 03-03-2007 06:13 PM

Been trying to find drivers for this modem for like 2 hours. I'm guessing that since it's a software modem, I won't have much luck, but eitherway...

AOpen
FM56-SVV Soft PCI Modem

If you need more info then ask.

Brianret 03-04-2007 04:02 PM

canon MP170
 
canon MP170

J.W. 03-04-2007 04:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AwesomeMachine
A link to this thread will periodically be sent to the driver development staff of each company listed, and if your hardware is manufactured by a company not on the list below, reply as indicated above, and the manufacturer of your hardware will be added to the list.

Can you provide more info about this project? Who is managing it, has there been any formal agreement from each of the manufacturers that they are devoting resources to building Linux drivers, etc? Do you actually have specific Email addresses for each company's "driver development staff"?

Not to sound discouraging, but while I think the general idea behind it is good, I also think that if the only outcome of the effort is to send an Email (containing a link to this thread) to a generic Email address at each company, it almost certainly will be ignored.

AwesomeMachine 03-06-2007 03:35 AM

J.W.,

I changed the thread a little.

AwesomeMachine 03-06-2007 04:01 AM

Fix your profile.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ed-j
What an incredible list!

You signature is a commendable religious statement. However, I feel there is one more consideration: We are a creation of the Ineffable Infinity, we are not "Sons" and there is no "Father" to hold our hand. Without this terrifying realization, we can only be lost in science and religion, with the higher questions left to people who can face the monumental predicament of our reality. :-)

You're the laughing stock now!! :-)

ed-j 03-06-2007 05:47 AM

The list
 
I suppose next you'll tell me that your "father" gave birth to you as well? :-)

Vince013 03-06-2007 07:38 AM

I'd like to meet these Son's of God. I'm gonna go google them!

J.W. 03-07-2007 01:41 PM

AwesomeMachine -- after further consideration I need to ask that you make a few more edits to your thread, namely to remove any references to LQ.org. The basic conflict here is simply that unless you have been explicitly granted permission to use the LQ.org name in association with this project, it not appropriate to promote it as something that has LQ.org's official endorsement.

Just to be clear, no one is saying you can't or shouldn't pursue this project, but only that you must clarify that is is your own personal project rather than something that has the formal backing and approval of the owners of this site. The same would apply to any Emails you plan to send out -- any descriptions of the project must make it clear that it is a personal effort rather than an official, LQ.org-sponsored project.

Unfortunately the difficulty here is that it would cross a line for an individual LQ'er to promote or describe his/her own personal project under the banner of LQ.org, simply on the basis of being a registered member. (If you wish to seek permission to use the LQ.org name, please contact the site admin, but IMHO I'm doubtful that LQ.org currently has the resources to support this and thus the request likely would be refused.) If you have any questions whatsoever about this, please feel free to contact me, any other mod, or the site admin. Regardless, please edit your thread today; any references that remain by the end of the day will be removed. Thanks for your cooperation

Edit: OP has been slightly modified

ed-j 03-07-2007 03:26 PM

J.W

Thanks for that! Eerrrm......and as I'm just a Novice, could you please tell me what "IMHO" means?

:-) ed-j

rshaw 03-07-2007 03:59 PM

In My Humble Opinion

Jin Mitsuko 03-07-2007 06:59 PM

I thought it meant 'In My Honest Opinion', but whatever :P

ed-j 03-08-2007 03:31 AM

Either Honest or Humble will do the trick. Thanks for that! :-)


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