Hardware compatibility list?
cgrigs at earthlink.net
Mon Apr 10 01:39:12 UTC 2006
Daniel Carrera wrote:
> Ubuntuud wrote:
>> But you shouldn't be afraid that hardware wont be recognised, off
>> course, it happens, but not as often as people think.
> Why take a risk when I can just pick a supported product?
>> I also think that you should ask more specific. Just give a list of the
>> hardware you would like to use, and the members will say if they got it
> I couldn't disagree more. Instead of choosing products at random and
> sending an email to this list for each one, I should look at a
> compatibility list and pick something from there.
> I need to pick a pinter and modem. I haven chosen one yet. The purpose
> of a compatibility list is to pick one that works easily. If Ubuntu
> doesn't have a compatibility list I'll go to linuxprinting.org and use
> that. I'm not aware of a resource for modems though (linmodems.org is
> for softare modems, I prefer hardware modems).
For modems, the best choice is an external serial modem. No drivers
needed, and you get flashing lights too. Not so hot on laptops, though.
So on to the next choice: http://www.linmodems.org. Lots of stuff there.
For printers, try http://www.linuxprinting.org. Be sure to check out the
forums for any brand that interests you, as sometimes the information
there is more current than shown in the listings.
(And aren't those names clever?)
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