Linux hardware sites for newbie

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This is my list of Linux hardware related site. The document list the website or project related to Linux hardware. These are essential web site. Before making your computer hardware (h/w) purchase decision make sure you visit these hardware compatibility list web site.

Wireless LAN resources for Linux

The Linux Wireless LAN Howto is an Open Source project sponsored by Hewlett Packard since 1996, and built with the contribution of many Linux users all over the world. It had the linux wireless LAN Howtos, tutorials and other documents.

Linux USB project

Includes information for USB support under Linux, FAQ, and mailing lists etc

Linux Firewire

IEEE 1394 is a standard defining a high speed serial bus. This bus is also named FireWire by Apple or i.Link by Sony. This site include information for Firewire support under Linux

Linux printer website has resources to help with printing under free operating systems like GNU/Linux and the BSDs or under commercial UNIX-like systems such as Solaris and OS X.

Linux Scanner

Linux scanner access now easy site includes information for scanner under Linux. SANE stands for “Scanner Access Now Easy:” and is an application programming interface (API) that provides standardized access to any raster image scanner hardware (flatbed scanner, hand-held scanner, video- and still-cameras, frame-grabbers, etc.).

Linmodems – Linux modems (internal aka winmodem)

The Linux Winmodem Support site, includes information for winmodem support under Linux. It has drivers, tutorials and other information. A must have site for any winmodem user.

Installing and using Linux laptop

HCL Lists

The Linux Hardware Compatibility howto:
Linux documentation project hardware links:
The Suse Linux Hardware Database (HCL):
The Red Hat Linux Hardware Database (HCL):

Linux Sound Architecture (sound cards)

The Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) provides audio and MIDI functionality to the Linux operating system.

TV cards in Linux

The LinuxTV project develops and maintains the DVB driver subsystem which is included in the Linux 2.6.x kernel.

Essential 3d Video Drivers drivers


Card Services for Linux is a complete PCMCIA support package

Linux Bluetooth support

The overall goal of this project is to make an implementation of the Bluetooth\u2122 wireless standards specifications for Linux.

Posted by: Vivek Gite

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