Recomended embedded linux hardware
location: linuxquestions.com - date: December 29, 2005
I am looking for pre-built hardware to run linux on - but not a whole PC
something much cheaper/smaller/lower power/quieter.
A mini-IXT might be suitable but even that may be too big - certainly most
of ready-made cases are bigger than I would like.
I have two projects in mind:
1. Wireless Broadband router/firewall
PCMCIA slot - for ISP provided interface to roof antenna
(a 802.11b card with external antenna connection might do).
Ethernet(s) - for in-house network
Low-ish end CPU that will run linux e.g. AMD Geode / VIA Eden
or even a ARM or whatever.
Compact Flash or other "disk"
2. Media server
High(er) end CPU
perhaps hard disk.
Ideal hardware would already be in a box that was ready for use
in a domestic setting - i.e. UK mains powered, probably via a "wall wart"
Ebook required. Embedded Linux: Hardware, Software, and Interfacing by Craig Hollabau
location: linuxquestions.com - date: August 22, 2012
Could anybody please share the link from where this ebook/pdf can be downloaded? Couldn't find it by googling.
Embedded Linux: Hardware access [closed]
location: linuxexchange.com - date: June 9, 2013
I have a Raspberry Pi, to access the GPIO pins or hardware peripherals (eg. I2C, SPI), you need to be running the program that accesses these as root. Or you can add the user running that program to the group for that peripheral (eg. the group i2c for I2C).
My question: In the real world (eg, some piece of machinery running embedded linux) is it standard practice to simply add a user to every user group for each peripheral that the program needs? Is there a better way of doing this?
My second question: How does this work when, for example, your using C to directly access hardware registers rather than via /sys. The only ways I can think of doing this is to run as root all the time which is not a good idea at all OR write a kernel module that deals with accessing the registers, while the user space program communicates with that module (which all seems like a lot of work if there are more "recommended" ways). How do programs normally access hardware registers on an embedded Linux setu
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
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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