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Old 04-11-2006, 08:05 PM   #1
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trying to make a list of well supported material under linux (newbies can help)


Hello

As written above, I would like to make a list of the hardware which is perfectly supported by linux.
By "perfectly supported", I mean that the material to be included in the list must work almost flawlessly for everyday use, and be either immediately detected by the kernel, or work with easily installable official drivers, so that people which are new to linux can easily use their hardware, and can progressively discover the system without being dissuaded by some bad peripheral support.

Here are the categories (the list is not exhaustive, but has to cover widespread peripherals) :

- screen
- CD/DVD drive or burner (IDE), or USB key
- modem
- printer
- soundcard

Any help will be appreciated.
 
Old 04-11-2006, 08:08 PM   #2
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You can probably get a fair bit of info about this from this very site - at http://www.linuxquestions.org/hcl/
 
Old 04-11-2006, 08:09 PM   #3
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it would perhaps be useful to precise when a peripheral works with one distribution and not with another... can anybody give any advice ?
 
Old 04-11-2006, 08:09 PM   #4
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Don't reinvent the wheel too much. It won't let you search by most compatible, but Linuxquestions.org does have a hardware compatibility list (see HCL at the top of this page) that lists all sorts of hardware and user compatibility reviews. The fact that these reviews are from all users allows distro and hardware setup variation in the reviews.
 
Old 04-11-2006, 08:15 PM   #5
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I just had a look on the hcl link given by gilead
 
Old 04-11-2006, 08:16 PM   #6
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This does the trick, sorry for this useless thread
 
Old 04-11-2006, 08:17 PM   #7
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and thanks for your help
 
  


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