Hardware 4.3. Hardware
Topics covered in this section include:
Linux Hardware Compatibility HOWTO Updated: Jul 2005.
Lists most of the hardware supported by Linux and helps you locate
any necessary drivers. Unix-Hardware-Buyer-HOWTO,
The Unix Hardware Buyer HOWTO Updated: Feb 2004.
This is your one-stop resource for information about how
to buy and configure Intel hardware for cheap, powerful
Unix systems. 4.3.2. Platforms
4mb Laptop HOWTO Updated: Apr 2000.
Put a "grown-up" Linux on a small-spec (4mb RAM, <=200mb hard disk)
Beowulf HOWTO Updated: Jan 2005.
Describes step by step instructions on building a Beowulf cluster.
This is a Red Hat and LAM specific version of this document. Cluster-HOWTO,
Linux Cluster HOWTO Updated: Sep 2005.
How to set up high-performance Linux computing clusters. Compaq-T1500-HOWTO,
CompaqT1500-Linux HOWTO Updated: Apr 2005.
Lists the procedures and tools needed to boot the Compaq T1500, using a
Netboot of both the native file system and a generic Linux installation. Diskless-HOWTO,
Diskless Nodes HOWTO for Linux Removed: November 2003.
This HOWTO has been removed for review. Diskless-root-NFS-HOWTO,
Root over nfs clients & server HOWTO Updated: Mar 1999.
How to setup a server and configure clients for diskless operation
from a network. Handspring-Visor, Handspring-Visor with Linux mini-HOWTO Updated: Jan 2003.
Using the Visor with Linux and your USB port. HP-HOWTO,
HP HOWTO - Utilisation and Configuration Guide of HP Products under Linux Updated: Dec 2001.
Describes the use of products available in the Hewlett-Packard (HP) catalog
with Linux and some free software. IBM7248-HOWTO,
Installing GNU/Linux on the IBM RS/6000 43P model 7248 HOWTO Updated: Jun 2003.
Describes the installation of GNU/Linux on the IBM RS/6000 43P
model 7248 series. JavaStation-HOWTO,
Linux on the Sun JavaStation NC HOWTO Updated: Oct 2001.
Describes how to enable the GNU/Linux OS on the Sun JavaStation NC. Kiosk-HOWTO,
Kiosk HOWTO Updated: Oct 1999.
Provides a guide for setting up a WWW-based kiosk using Linux, X11R6,
FVWM2, Netscape Navigator 4.X, and a customized trackball. Mac-Terminal, The MacTerminal mini-HOWTO Updated: Nov 1997.
How to configure the Mac for use as a Linux terminal. NC-HOWTO,
Linux Netstation HOWTO Updated: Mar 2004.
Describes how to hook up a IBM Netstation to your local network using
a Linux box as server. NCD-HOWTO,
Linux NCD mini-HOWTO Updated: Dec 2001.
Describes how to hook up a NCD ThinSTAR to your local network using a
Linux box as server. NCD-X-Terminal, NCD X terminal mini HOWTO Updated: Mar 2000.
How to connect an NCD X terminal to a UNIX host. openMosix-HOWTO,
The openMosix HOWTO Updated: Jun 2004.
A brief description to openMosix, a software package
that turns a network of GNU/Linux computers into a computer cluster. PalmOS-HOWTO,
Palm OS Desktop HOWTO Updated: Mar 2002.
Explains how to use your Palm OS device with a Linux system. Psion-HOWTO,
Linux and Psion HOWTO Updated: Nov 2000.
How to use Psion palmtops with Linux. Does not cover running Linux on
a Psion palmtop. Text-Terminal-HOWTO,
Text-Terminal HOWTO Updated: Dec 2006.
Explains what text terminals are, how they work, how to install and
configure them, and provides some info on how to repair them. Thinclient-HOWTO,
Thin Client: New User Guide Updated: Nov 1999.
How to turn inexpensive legacy computers into fast terminals. VAIO+Linux, Linux on Sony VAIO mini-HOWTO Updated: Sep 1998.
This document explains installation of Linux on Sony VAIO computers. VME-HOWTO,
VME HOWTO Updated: Feb 2002.
Shows the embedded system community how to run Linux on their VMEbus
Pentium and other PCI local bus based VMEbus processor designs. Wearable-HOWTO,
Wearable HOWTO Updated: Nov 2000.
Nomadism is one of the major trends of our society, now most of the
people can work with a laptop computer, but few did the next step: to
live, or if you prefer to wear one computer - that is a wearable. 4.3.3. Video Cards
. Section 4.5.5 Multimedia :
Section 184.108.40.206 Video
Framebuffer HOWTO Updated: Feb 2000.
How to use the framebuffer devices in Linux with a variety of platforms.
Also includes how to set up multi-headed displays. i810-HOWTO,
i810 with XFree86 4.x HOWTO Updated: May 2001.
Describes getting XFree86 4.x running on Intel's
i810 graphics chipset by using special features of the 2.4.0
kernel. Nvidia-OpenGL-Configuration, Nvidia OpenGL Configuration mini-HOWTO Updated: Jan 2002.
How to install the OpenGL drivers for Nvidia graphics cards on Linux.
Also explains how to install XFree86, the OpenGL Utility library (part of Mesa),
the OpenGL Utility Toolkit (glut), etc. XFree86-R200, ATI R200 + XFree86 4.x mini-HOWTO Updated: Sep 2003.
Describes the procedure of making XFree 4.x run on an ATI R200
(Radeon 8xxx series). 4.3.4. CPUs / Architectures
Brief Introduction to Alpha Systems and Processors Updated: Jun 1997.
A brief overview of existing Alpha CPUs, chipsets and systems. CPU-Design-HOWTO,
CPU Design HOW-TO Removed: November 2003.
This HOWTO has been removed for review. K7s5a-HOWTO,
The Elite's K7s5a mainboard HOWTO Updated: May 2004.
Describes how to use Elite's K7s5a board with Linux. SPARC-HOWTO,
SPARC-HOWTO Updated: Aug 2004.
Describes Linux on SPARC-based workstations. 4.3.5. CD-ROM / DVD-ROM Drives
CD-Writing HOWTO Updated: Jul 2000.
Explains how to write CD-ROMs under Linux. CDROM-HOWTO,
The Linux CD-ROM HOWTO Updated: Jul 2001.
How to install, configure, and use CD-ROM drives under Linux. DVD-HOWTO,
Linux DVD HOWTO Updated: Oct 2000.
An easy to follow explanation on how to get DVD movie
play-back in Linux. DVD-Playback-HOWTO,
DVD Playback HOWTO Updated: FEb 2004.
This document describes how to view DVD movies on a Linux computer with a
DVD drive. 4.3.6. Optical Disks
Linux Optical Disk HOWTO Updated: May 2003.
Describes the installation and configuration of optical disk drives
for Linux. 4.3.7. Keyboard and Console
The Linux keyboard and console HOWTO Updated: Oct 2002.
Contains some information about the Linux (v2.0) keyboard and
console, and the use of non-ASCII characters. BackspaceDelete, Linux Backspace/Delete mini-HOWTO Updated: Jan 2002.
Solutions for having working Backspace and Delete keys
on the console and on X. Intkeyb, How to setup international keyboard in X Windows Updated: Nov 2002.
This xmodmap and kimap solutions will work for you in setting up any
international keyboard for (Debian, RedHat, Mandrake, Corel)
Linux, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD and possibly every Unix that uses
Xfree86 and KDE. Remote-Serial-Console-HOWTO,
Remote Serial Console HOWTO Updated: Mar 2003.
Covers how to set up your hardware to use a serial console. 4.3.8. Digital Cameras
Kodak Digital Camera HOWTO Updated: Jan 2001.
Getting a Kodak digital camera working under GNU/Linux. libdc1394-HOWTO,
Libdc1394 Library Support for IEEE 1394 Cameras HOWTO Updated: Jan 2006.
Discusses how to set up the libdc1394 library on
Linux for support of IEEE 1394 (FireWire) cameras. 4.3.9. Graphic Tablets
Wacom Tablet HOWTO Updated: Aug 2001.
Installation of (not only) Wacom graphic tablets under linux
and/or xfree86. Wacom-USB-mini-HOWTO, Wacom Graphire USB Mini-HOWTO Updated: Jun 2000.
How to setup a Wacom Graphire USB tablet for use with Linux. 4.3.10. Diskettes
Automount, Automount mini-HOWTO Updated: Dec 2002.
Describes the autofs automounter, how to configure it; points out
some problems to avoid. 4.3.11. Hard Disks
Antares-RAID-sparcLinux-HOWTO Updated: May 2002.
Describes how to install, configure, and maintain a hardware RAID built
around the 5070 SBUS host based RAID controller by Antares Microsystems. ATA-RAID-HOWTO,
Linux ATA RAID HOWTO Updated: May 2002.
Explains how to install Linux on an Intel
Pentium compatible computer with an ATA RAID Controller (onboard chip
or seperate card), single or multiple processors and at least two hard
HOWTO Clone Disk Images on Linux Booted from a Network Updated: Sep 2002.
Describes a setup that allows a machine to boot Linux from
BOOTP/TFTP, using the Grub boot loader, and save and restore disk and
partition images to and from a TFTP server. Disk-Encryption-HOWTO,
Disk Encryption HOWTO Updated: Nov 2004.
A method is described for encrypting a hard disk,
either in whole or in part, with the encryption key stored
on an external medium for increased security. Disk-on-Chip-HOWTO,
Disk on Chip HOWTO Updated: Sep 2006.
Discusses how to make the Flash Drives Linux bootable.
Describes how to boot from such a drive, instead of from
the normal hard drive. DPT-Hardware-RAID-HOWTO,
Linux DPT Hardware RAID HOWTO Updated: Aug 2004.
How to set up hardware RAID under Linux. Encrypted-Root-Filesystem-HOWTO,
Encrypted Root Filesystem HOWTO Updated: Mar 2005.
Explains how to make your personal
data secure by encrypting your Linux root filesystem
using strong cryptography. Hard-Disk-Upgrade, Hard Disk Upgrade Mini HOWTO Updated: Apr 2000.
How to copy a Linux system from one hard disk to another. Large-Disk-HOWTO,
Large Disk HOWTO Updated: Nov 2004.
All about disk geometry and the 1024 cylinder limit for disks. Linux-Promise-RAID1-HOWTO,
Linux Migration to Promise RAID Card HOWTO Updated: Mar 2003.
Outlines the steps of how to migrate an existing (Red Hat) Linux
install onto a Promise TX2 Card for the purposes of RAID-1 Mirroring. Multi-Disk-HOWTO,
HOWTO: Multi Disk System Tuning Updated: May 2002.
How best to use multiple disks and partitions for a Linux system. 4.3.12. Jaz and ZIP Drives
Jaz-drive HOWTO Updated: Jan 2000.
Covers the configuration and use of the 1Gb and 2Gb Iomega Jaz drives
under Linux. ZIP-Drive, Zip Drive Mini-HOWTO Updated: Mar 2002.
Provides a quick reference quide on setting up and using the
Iomega ZIP drive with Linux. ZIP-Install, Installing Linux on ZIP disk using ppa ZIP Drive Mini-Howto Updated: Jan 1998.
This document is only useful for those with the printer port
version of a ZIP drive who wish to have either a portable or
backup Linux system on a ZIP disk. 4.3.13. Mice
3-Button-Mouse, The 3 Button Serial Mouse mini-HOWTO Updated: May 1998.
How to get a 3 button serial mouse working properly under Linux. 4.3.14. Modems
ACP-Modem, Linux ACP Modem (Mwave) mini-HOWTO Updated: Jul 2002.
Describes how to build, setup, and use the ACP (Mwave) Modem
feature of the IBM Thinkpad[tm] 600E, 600, and 770x. Cable-Modem,
Cable Modem HOWTO Updated: Jul 2004.
Written to assist the Linux user in configuring a cable modem
for internet access using a cable network. Conexant+Rockwell-modem-HOWTO,
Conexant/Rockwell modem HOWTO Updated: Mar 2002.
A guide to using Conexant and Rockwell chipset based
Software modems under Linux. Linmodem-HOWTO,
Linmodem-Mini-HOWTO Updated: Feb 2001.
Describes Linmodem (winmodem hardware) support under Linux. Linux-Modem-Sharing
Modem sharing mini-HOWTO Updated: Aug 2001.
Describes how to setup a Linux system in order to share a modem
attached to this system with other systems over a TCP/IP network. Modem-HOWTO,
Modem HOWTO Updated: Jan 2007.
Help with selecting, connecting, configuring, trouble-shooting, and
understanding modems for a PC. Modem-Dialup-NT-HOWTO,
Modem-Dialup-NT HOW-TO Removed: November 2003.
This HOWTO has been removed for review. Motorola-Surfboard-Modem,
Motorola Surfboard 4100 + 4200 Series USB Cable Modem mini-HOWTO Updated: May 2003.
Written to assist the Linux user in setting
up the Motorola Surfboard 4000 series of cable modems. PCTel-MicroModem-Config, PCTel HSP MicroModem Configuration mini-HOWTO Updated: Dec 2002.
Make your PCTel HSP MicroModem work in Linux. Reliance-HOWTO,
Reliance LG LSP 340 Series WLL Modem Setup HOWTO Updated: Jun 2005.
This document explains how to set up and configure Reliance or
TATA Indicomm WLL phones on Linux, using a serial cable instead
of the (default) USB cable. It also has instructions on how to
build the cable yourself. Winmodems-and-Linux-HOWTO,
Winmodems-and-Linux HOWTO Updated: Apr 2001.
Helps users get a Winmodem working under Linux. 4.3.15. Printers / Scanners
Debian and Windows Shared Printing mini-HOWTO Updated: Jul 2005.
Demonstrates how to use command-line tools to configure your
Debian system for printing. It explains how to send documents from Linux
to Windows printers and how to share Linux printers with Windows PCs. Printing-HOWTO,
The Linux Printing HOWTO Updated: Jun 2003.
A collection of information on how to generate, preview, print and
fax anything under Linux (and other Unices in general). Scanner-HOWTO,
The Scanner HOWTO Updated: May 2004.
Documents the steps necessary for access and use of a photographic
scanner device on a system running Linux. 4.3.16. Routers
Linksys Blue Box Router HOWTO Updated: Aug 2006.
Hints and tips for managing Linksys
routers from a Linux system, including the firmware upgrade procedure. 4.3.17. SCSI
The Linux 2.4 SCSI subsystem HOWTO Updated: Aug 2004.
Describes the SCSI subsystem as the Linux kernel enters
the 2.4 production series. An external view of the SCSI subsystem
is the main theme. Material is included to help the system
administration of the Linux SCSI subsystem. SCSI-Generic-HOWTO,
The Linux SCSI Generic (sg) HOWTO Updated: May 2002.
Describes the SCSI Generic driver (sg) found in
the Linux 2.4 production series of kernels. Focuses on
the interface and characteristics of the driver that application
writers may need to know. 4.3.18. Serial Ports
Serial HOWTO Updated: Jan 2007.
Describes serial port features other than those which should be
covered by other HOWTOs. Lists information on multiport serial cards
and contains detailed technical information about the serial port
itself. Boca, Installing Boca Card Mini-HOWTO Updated: Jan 2001.
Describes the basics of a Boca 16-port serial card (Boca 2016)
with Linux. Serial-Laplink-HOWTO,
Serial Laplink HOWTO Updated: Jul 2001.
Details how to setup a “laplink” connection between two computers. Remote-Serial-Console-HOWTO,
Remote Serial Console HOWTO Updated: Mar 2003.
Covers how to set up your hardware to use a serial console. 4.3.19. Sound Cards
. Section 4.5.5 Multimedia :
Section 220.127.116.11 Sound
The Linux MIDI-HOWTO Updated: May 2002.
Describes the hardware, software and procedures
needed to play and sequence using MIDI under Linux. Soundblaster-AWE, Sound Blaster AWE 32/64 HOWTO Updated: Jan 1998.
How to install and configure a Sound Blaster 32 (SB AWE 32, SB
AWE 64) card from Creative Labs in a Linux System using the AWE Sound
Driver Extension written by Takashi Iwai. It also covers some special
tools and players for the SB AWE series. 4.3.23. Wireless
Wireless HOWTO for Linux Systems Updated: Jul 2002.
Document explains how to setup Wireless in Linux,
compatibility problems, something about geographic requirements
and more. Infrared-HOWTO,
Linux Infrared HOWTO Updated: Oct 2005.
Introduction to Linux and infrared devices and how to use the
software provided by the Linux/IrDA project. Wireless-Link-sys-WPC11,
Link-sys WPC11 Mini-HOWTO Updated: Jun 2004.
How to set up a Wireless Link-Sys WPC11 card
using a Link-SYS Wireless Access Point/DSL/Switch on a Debian system. Wireless-Sync-HOWTO,
Wireless Sync HOWTO Updated: Mar 2002.
Explains how to perform a wireless, network sync
between a Handspring Visor and jpilot or jpilot-sync. 4.3.24. Miscellaneous
ACPI: Advanced Configuration and Power Interface Updated: Jul 2004.
Outlines how to patch a kernel for ACPI support; which allows control of
power management from within the operating system. Athlon-Powersaving-HOWTO,
Athlon Powersaving HOWTO Updated: Mar 2005.
How to enable the power-saving functionality of the
Athlon/Duron/AthlonXP processor on some motherboards/chipsets. Clock, The Clock Mini-HOWTO Updated: Nov 2000.
How to set and keep your computer's clock on time. Flash-Memory-HOWTO,
USB Flash Memory HOWTO Updated: Mar 2004.
Describes procedures for installing USB Flash Memory devices
and the way of formatting them for various file systems such
as vfat (the way they usually come) and ext2 (the way they
fit in better with Linux). IO-Perf-HOWTO,
I/O Performance HOWTO Updated: May 2002.
Covers information on available patches for the 2.4 kernel
that will improve the I/O performance of your Linux operating system. MP3-Box-HOWTO,
MP3 Player Box HOWTO Updated: Apr 2001.
Describes how to build, configure, install, and use a custom
MP3 player box. It lists the necessary hardware and answers
a number of frequently asked questions. PCI-HOWTO,
Linux PCI-HOWTO Updated: Jun 2001.
Information on what works with Linux and PCI-boards and what does not. PCMCIA-HOWTO,
Linux PCMCIA HOWTO Updated: Dec 2003.
How to install and use PCMCIA Card Services for Linux. Plug-and-Play-HOWTO,
The Linux Plug-and-Play HOWTO Updated: Feb 2006.
How to get your Linux system to support Plug-and-Play. Smart-Card-HOWTO,
Smart Card HOWTO Updated: Sep 2001.
Information on smart card technology and its
applications in Linux environment. VCR-HOWTO,
VCR-HOWTO - Using your GNU/Linux computer as a VCR Updated: Jul 2001.
A guide to setting up your GNU/Linux workstation as a digital
VCR using the video4linux driver and a supported tuner card. Webcam-HOWTO,
The Webcam HOWTO Updated: Feb 2005.
Assists the reader in the steps necessary to configure
and use a webcam within the Linux operating system. Xterminals,
Connecting X Terminals to Linux Mini-HOWTO Updated: May 2003.
How to connect X Terminals with a Linux host using nfs, xfs, xdm and xdmcp.