Hardware compatibility list?

C Hamel yogich at sc2000.net
Sun Apr 9 17:36:40 UTC 2006

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On Sunday 09 April 2006 10:20, email.listen at googlemail.com wrote:
> Am Sun, 9. April 2006 14:12 schrieb Daniel Carrera:
> [...]
> > I've been tasked with choosing the hardware for a Ubuntu installation.
> > Where can I find the hardware compatibility list? I'm mostly interested
> > in colour printers and modems.
> >
> > I've been searching everywhere (browsing the site and googling) but I
> > can't find it. Could someone give me a link?
> SUSE hardware database:
> http://cdb.suse.de/
> You will find a lot of modems following the 'Express search' link
> Redhat
> https://hardware.redhat.com/hwcert/index.cgi
> Needs register/login, not much hardware / periferals listed.
> Printer:
> http://www.linuxprinting.org/
> IMO the most comprehesive GNU/Linux printer database.
> regards,
> Thomas
In short, [K]Ubuntu doesn't have one.  I think the developers should put one 
together.  Not all hdwe works on both SuSE & RH, for instance.  I used three 
different SuSE distros & my HP ze5570us, but all RH distros for the last 
couple years wouldn't even boot anaconda (their installation engine) w/o 
locking up.  Fedora Core 5 is the first to actually install & run.

Bottom line: When looking at any hardware compatibility list, take it with a 
grain of salt.  Perhaps the best idea is to use the Live CD & see if 
everything is recognized & works ...then go with the full-blown version.

FWIW (a.k.a., my two cents)...
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