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Old 12-17-2007, 06:05 PM   #1
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researching h ware


I'm trying to find compatible hware cards that will work with Suse . any ideas?
 
Old 12-17-2007, 06:38 PM   #2
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What sort of thing... video, io board, usb device, PCMCIA, TV card, something else?

Name what you are considering, and I am sure if someone has a positive or negative story about it they will post.
 
Old 12-17-2007, 06:57 PM   #3
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HW compatibility isn't mainly a distro but a Linux kernel thing. Besides that there's the LQ HCL http://www.linuxquestions.org/hcl/.
 
Old 12-18-2007, 10:19 AM   #4
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I'm looking at reusing my old cards and drives as much as possible.
I have a jazz and zip 100 scsi with adaptec interface card.
what I'd like to find is video drivers for an asus 7100 video/tuner card, and drivers for a creative sb128 sound card. I'm using a amd550 cpu. Yeah I know it's a dinosaur.
 
Old 12-18-2007, 10:35 AM   #5
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Linux is quite good with ancient HW so a quick grep in the kernel source should show if these are covered by any modules.
 
Old 12-18-2007, 10:55 AM   #6
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thanks, I'll try that.
 
Old 12-18-2007, 11:33 AM   #7
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Brand names like "Zip" and "Jazz" are easy to search for and will yield few results, OTOH "Adaptec" should turn up a lot of SCSI stuff and AFAIK ASUS doesn't make chip designs itself so if you know what chipset stuff uses (GeForce2 IIRC) it would be easier to look for.
 
  


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