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Old 02-03-2010, 10:44 AM   #1
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Who has a desktop system fully functional? Can you share your hardware?

Who here has a Linux Desktop System fully functional?

I installed Kubuntu on a ASUS board, and the sound does not work, and it doesn't work with my HP printer.

Can someone share the hardware they have if you were able to get it to work without major modifications?

Old 02-03-2010, 10:53 AM   #2
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I think it would be safe to say the majority of us here have a funcltioning Linux desktop...

Rather than trying to find a list of supported hardware (which, by the way, LQ has right in the top bar), you are better off just looking up the hardware you want to buy online. Find a device in your price range, then just Google the model number +Linux. You should be able to figure out pretty quickly what will and will not work.

For instance, have you checked to see if your printer is supported by HPLIP?
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The above would be just one of many locations, not to mention LQ's Hardware Compatibility List, where one can read about stuff that works great, or does not work, with Linux, without major headbanging.

It would probably be simpler (for the sake of argument) to list stuff that does NOT work, period, than to try to list all the stuff that DOES work.

FWIW, both my current system, and its predecessor, as well as my firewall box which is made of salvaged parts, and also my roommates AMD machine, all work great with little fuss. But, what do you want here, a list of all the hardware inside each machine? As mentioned, there are much better organized lists elsewhere, than what would probably materialize in a thread like this. Plus, let's say I list product ABC as working perfectly, but in reality, it isn't available on the market any more? An example is my Mustek flatbed scanner -- it works perfectly with xsane and/or Gimp, but I'd wager finding one on the market would be very tricky, since it's old as heck, and there are so many suitable, modern replacements.

However.... If you really want me to list all the hardware that is inside all 4 machines in my home, I will think about it but really, all my hardware is in the LQ HCL already.

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If you want you can try to post a question about your audio. Might be someone that could fix that for you.


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