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philipgeiger 12-17-2007 05:05 PM

researching h ware
I'm trying to find compatible hware cards that will work with Suse . any ideas?

matthewg42 12-17-2007 05:38 PM

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.

unSpawn 12-17-2007 05:57 PM

HW compatibility isn't mainly a distro but a Linux kernel thing. Besides that there's the LQ HCL

philipgeiger 12-18-2007 09:19 AM

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.

unSpawn 12-18-2007 09:35 AM

Linux is quite good with ancient HW so a quick grep in the kernel source should show if these are covered by any modules.

philipgeiger 12-18-2007 09:55 AM

thanks, I'll try that.

unSpawn 12-18-2007 10:33 AM

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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