Which is The best hardware support for linux
location: linuxquestions.com - date: December 20, 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.
Which distro has the best hardware support?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: November 20, 2006
We've talked about which distro is the prettiest, which does KDE-Gnome-XFCE best and which is the fastest ... but which one has the best hardware support? Which one gives you the least trouble when you're trying to set up a machine?
Granted, your own degree of expertise is a factor here, but if you're like me -- and automatic hardware detection and configuration is a huge plus -- then knowing which distro can handle a curve ball is important.
For my money, Ubuntu does well, but I've run into more than one machine that suffers under Ubuntu and works fine elsewhere.
I think Slackware would be high on my list. I've gotten old laptops online with wireless cards under Slackware that wouldn't budge under Ubuntu. DSL does a good job with legacy equipment, but still seems curmudgeonly at times.
I've heard Knoppix is among the cream of the crop for hardware detection.
Zenwalk doesn't win any points with me here; I've had a hard time getting ordinary onboard network jacks to work
Distro with best hardware support
location: linuxquestions.com - date: November 17, 2004
Which distro has the best and most comprehensive hardware support out there?
What distro has the best hardware support?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: March 14, 2007
Ubuntu, Knoppix, Mepis, PCLinuxOS, and Linux Mint do not support my hardware.
Can there be a distro out there that will work with my laptop or have I tried the best distros already?
Does ubuntu have the absolute best hardware support?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: December 3, 2008
... or are there other big distros that are even better at hardware support?
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?
An ode to linux hardware support
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: August 14, 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
bit worried about the longevity of hardware support , in the linux kernel
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: November 20, 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 16, 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
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