location: ubuntuforums.com - date: April 21, 2006
hi, a couple of my friends are going to buy new computers - either a desktop or laptop. both will probably buy something Linux compatible if they can get it easily, after my going on about it so much but, it doesn't seem that easy to just buy something you know will run Linux.
what's the easiest way to make sure something you are going to buy will run Linux? are there any good sites, or lists of pre-built desktops which are best to get? if i knew it would work and it was easy, i wouldn't mind putting something together, as i'll probably set them up anyway. BTW, i live in the UK. thanks.
Lenovo x121e i3 Linux Hardware Compatability
- date: December 13, 2011
This thread's aim is to provide a single up to date source for hardware compatibility for the Lenovo x121e (in particular the i3 variant) laptop. There are a number of detailed threads around that already cover the generals about the hardware, but don't specifically deal with Ubuntu/Linux support. Please post any updates or revisions and I will keep this initial post up to date
:~$ sudo dmidecode | grep Version
Version: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2367M CPU @ 1.40GHz
Version: 8QET53WW (1.14 )
Version: ThinkPad X121e
:~$ lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 11.10
:~$ uname -a
Linux racerx 3.0.0-14-generic #20-Ubuntu SMP Fri Oct 7 14:56:25 UTC 2011 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
100% Supported (maybe with a patch)
A number of small bugs are present
UEFI Boot support needs to be disa
Toshiba Portege R700 / R705 Linux Hardware Compatibility Thread
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: August 10, 2010
Ive recently purchased a number of newly released Toshiba portege R700-15U business laptops. There was (and still is) very little linux related support information available due to it being a very new model so I have started to document the hardware compatibility under ubunutu 10.04. This is not intended to be a review or discussion of the laptop features, but a collation of compatibility info and fixes for this laptop under linux for owners or those looking to to buy one.
The R705 shares almost all the same components as the R700. It just lacks a number of features (bluetooth? fingerprint reader, express slot?, 5400rpm drive?) present on the R700 so there is no reason why it cant be tracked here also.
Feel free to post updates and I will keep this chart fresh.
Test OS: Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx amd64. Alternate installer, for encrypted LVM setup. Apart from that it was a standard install.
Test Firmware: Initial Release firmware
Works (maybe with a patch or fix)
A number o
Linux Hardware Diagnostic Software
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: May 8, 2008
Anyone out there know of a program I can install in Ubuntu (8.04) that will diagnose/troubleshoot hardware (Namely Hard Drive). I need to see if the drive has bad sectors, read it's smart status, etc. I need to check it's health in general. Any ideas?
Could there be a "Linux Hardware Configuration wiki"?
location: linuxquestions.com - date: September 1, 2005
It was something that occured to me a while ago, as a vague "Is this possible?" thought.
Essentially, it boils down to:
There's lots of guides on how to setup just about every piece of hardware going scattered around the Web
Getting a piece of hardware working tends to be a matter of having the right kernel options, software, and configuration files present
If you buy a new piece of hardware, it would be really helpful if you had one big, centralised database that could tell you exactly what changes to make to your kernel, what software you need to download, and what you might need to put into the config file(s)
(Pipe dream) If you could set this database up so software on the user's PC could detect new hardware, access the database, tell you what changes needed to be made, and maybe even make those changes all by itself, you could eliminate a lot of "hardware is so hard to install under Linux" whinges on fourms like this one. Especially if you could figure out
Online Linux Virus Scanner
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: May 31, 2008
I tried using google to find a Linux online virus scanner. Not a downloaded virus scanner.
I do not want to have any antivirus scanner on my ubuntu, period.
From time to time I would like to check my file system. I know of such things for Windows, but they are usually limited to a few files.
They want you to download the entire program and have it always running. This is one of the reasons I left Windows.
NOTHING slows down a computer more than a antivirus scanner.
I have a dos bootable cd that has a scanner, but I don't think they cover Linux file systems.
Should I even be concerned? I did read the sticky above, but this topic has come up several times, mainly by Windows users.
Linux virus scanner that will detect windows viruses
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: March 30, 2011
I have been told that some virus scanners for linux (including but not limited to AVG, Antivira, clamAV, others) are available to ubuntu.
My question is which of these still CURRENTLY support detection of WINDOWS viruses in addition to linux viruses. I would like to boot the Ubuntu live jump drive I have to scan windows machines and at least detect viruses, dont really need to repair.
Anyone who knows which virus scanners compatible with ubuntu that will detect windows viruses as well please let me know, thanks so much in advance
linux virus scanner for windows network
location: linuxquestions.com - date: May 9, 2007
I have just recently moved from suse to kubuntu when i got a new pc, and the old suse box is now a server.
My sister is still using windows xp on her pc, and she is getting virus's and spyware on it. I was looking for a virus scanner that would be able to scan the networked windows box, either from my suse server, preferably, or my kubuntu desktop. Because i can never get on my sisters pc.
Also what would be the chances of a windows virus sitting on my network, linux or windows, and then spreading to any windows, or linux, based machine when plugged into the network? Just to save me from spreading the viruss on further.
EDIT, sorry mods, thought i was still in linux software forum sorry
UbuntuHCL.org: The Ubuntu Linux Hardware Compatibility Database
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: November 11, 2007
UbuntuHCL.org has been around for about 2 months now. We have seen constant growth, and would like to encourage others to contribute.
Our membership is constantly growing, and we have had 65,690 hits since August 24 (less than 3 months ago).
The site is very user friendly, and honestly in my opinion it beats the official HCL wiki by far. Features include average manufacturere ratings, average product ratings, distribution/version specific reviews, and even allows users to review existing products, or add their own to the database!
We are also looking at getting involved in a startup organization with the purpose of testing and certifying Ubuntu hardware.
Visit today and contribute!
Linux hardware monitor
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: December 8, 2009
Anyone know of a good hardware monitor that works with Ubuntu 9.10 and will monitor temps and fan speeds and can email you?
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