An ode to linux hardware support
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: August 13, 2006
I have been extremely impressed with Linux in general and Ubuntu in particular ever since I made the switch in January. I switched primarily for ideological reasons but now I wouldn't go back if XP were OSS.
The hardware support is great in general (probably with the exception of the ATI X700 in my laptop) but this weekend Ubuntu really blew me away.
I got a new cellphone contract with a 3g (umts) and gprs flatrate and bought myself a Nokia E60 to be able to use it. Now to get the nokia to work as a modem for my laptop i had to install ............ NOTHING.
Plug in the phone, it is recognized as a modem and assigned a device. run wvdialconf and it configures the modem for you. Go online to look for the init string to tell it to use my providers service and add the init string.
If you're curious http://series60.wordpress.com/2006/0...-playing-nice/
Now I run wvdial and i am online. Afterwards i configured gnome-ppp to use the same parameters as I get a nice icon on th
LXer: Intel Bay Trail / Silvermont Linux Hardware Support
location: linuxquestions.com - date: September 12, 2013
Published at LXer:
In the months ahead there's going to be a variety of tablets, 2-in-1 devices, and other low-power systems running off Intel Atom Bay Trail / Silvermont SoCs that were announced yesterday. While the new Atoms are exciting for their use of in-house HD Graphics and low-power design, how's the Linux support?.
Dell pushes for linux hardware support
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: May 21, 2007
I guess this is to be expected, but its nice to hear it from the horse's mouth:
Desktop Linux reports John Hull of Dell, referring to the May 24 lauch of their Ubuntu powered machines, as saying:
"For hardware options not offered with this release, we are working with the vendors of those devices to improve the maturity and stability of their associated Linux drivers. While this may not happen overnight, we do expect to have a broader range of hardware support with Linux over time."
This was certainly the effect I was hoping for!
Old hardware support on linux
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: January 9, 2014
I need a linux distro, or (ubuntu version) that supports old hardware and graphics card. (specially NVIDIA Corporation G72M [GeForce Go 7400]). Please help me. I am currently running ubuntu 12.04. and there are no animations or visual effects. i can't use standby or sleep mode and hibernation does not work.
Please help me fix my problem. Thanks....
how is the hardware support for usb mp3 players under linux?
location: linuxquestions.com - date: April 25, 2004
i was thinking of getting an usb mp3 player (not like xmms, the one where you download music to), but i was afraid that linux would have trouble getting it up and running. thats why im asking here. how do you go about using a hardware mp3 player (like putting mp3s on it and such) under linux?
bit worried about the longevity of hardware support , in the linux kernel
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: November 19, 2007
there are many loadable module drivers for linux and surely it gets piled up more and more at a faster rate than any OS, and because of these, its actually hard to maintain them all.
there are signs, have a look around, that a hardware is working in previous ubuntu version and has not work in newer ones
heh , don't tell those users to just stay at that specific working kernel version and not upgrade on the newer ones.
now, perhaps its time to look at microkernels?
what's your take on this?
Growing tired of Linux/Ubuntu's lack of hardware support
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: December 15, 2009
I know that the poor hardware support many linux users are experiencing are due to the fact that most hardware vendors doesn't give a hoot about linux and therefore does not supply any drivers.
I, for one, am growing increasingly tired of this.
I have spent a large amount of time and money investing in the "proper" hardware, just to find out that the next kernel update removed support for that device or that the list of supported hardware was flawed.
I have tried again and again to make hardware vendors aware of the problem, but I have recieved little or no feedback.
This needs to be addressed. Unless the Linux community can make their voice heard in the hardware industry, LINUX HAS NO FUTURE. If something just doesn't work "out-of-the-box" (more or less) the system is doomed.
For the moment this is the hardware I can't get to work:
* A Canon scanner, modell 4200f (I know Canon has a history of bad support, but I can't be the only one that doesn't wan't to buy
CNET reports that LINUX may receive greater hardware support
location: linuxquestions.com - date: October 10, 2013
Good news, computer hardware manufactures may be moving to provide greater Linux support. Better Linux based hardware drivers on the horizon?
HP no longer playing by Microsoft, Intel rules, exec says
S271 hardware support on linux
location: linuxquestions.com - date: September 26, 2007
I read that some of those who own a S271 got Linux installed on the S271, including me.
I would be interessted on a status report which hardware works on your system and which hardware doesn't work.
Maybe we can exchange the information so everyone gets a maximum of hardware running.
I will submit my full hardware status report tomorrow, but I didn't get those things working:
Card Reader (won't work, there is no driver)
Touchpad (works, but can't be disabled on typing/plugging usb mice)
firewire (didn't try)
some of the hotkeys (search button, working on a solution)
hibernating to disk (read that that would be fixed in the next kernel)
powernow (only 2 steps, trying amd driver this evening)
Which is The best hardware support for linux
location: linuxquestions.com - date: December 19, 2009
I have several computars at home with debian lenny.
Some of them has nvidia graphic card and realtek audio chipset, and they work fine. Just like a charm.
But I see I have problems with creative audio chipset and ati grapchic drivers.
I can configure alsamixer and so on, and I see realtek audio and nvidia grapchic are well supporeted by Linux. Is that thrue? O mey be I dont know at all to configure the drivers?
I want to buy a new computer for my friend, and I need you to tell me WHICH ARE THE BEST SUPPORT HARDWARE for debian.
Mey be that is realket, nvidia?
What about via sound drivers?
Please, tell me your expirience.
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