[clug] Building a database of linux compatible hardware

David Tulloh david at tulloh.id.au
Thu Jun 22 18:23:34 GMT 2006

An issue that Bob has raised several times now is the need for a
database of linux compatible hardware.  I made some comments on a few
sites out there, I found all of these with a quick search.

No actual site, just a placeholder.

Poor interface, Suse specific, no driver information

Only detail is a specified Mandrake kernel.

User contributed, hardware is rated out of 5, details are scarce and all
in the comments.  Interface is cluttered.

I think that these sites are far from perfect.  However for the purposes
of checking a piece of hardware against the list or choosing a
compatible component, they seem to be fine.

Are these sites enough, or have I missed the point?


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