View Full Version : [ubuntu] REQ: definitive list of ubuntu supported hardware

July 17th, 2011, 10:38 PM
Could someone please post a link to a definitive list of ubuntu supported hardware?
I am looking at https://help.ubuntu.com/10.04/instal...supported.html which seems to say it runs on pretty much anything, correct me if i am wrong.

I will be buying a new motherboard to run an Ubuntu server, where exactly do I go to ensure that it is compatible before I buy it?

July 18th, 2011, 02:51 PM
like you say, pretty much anything these days. you could also see what the manufacture has to say about linux or do a search on make/model (http://www.googlubuntu.com/) and see what other ubuntu users have to say.

July 18th, 2011, 02:58 PM
there is no definitive list. there are a couple of sites that deal with which hardware works on linux and how. look under "linux hardware" in Google.

there is also this: http://www.ubuntu.com/certification/

which deals specificly with Ubuntu. However Ubuntu actually supports so much more hardware than listed on this page out of the box....

July 19th, 2011, 06:34 PM
thank you for your responses, I will look deeper into it.
I have scrounged up an old msi motherboard here, I think I'll check into whether or not it is supported before buying something new.
I'm not an expert, but I am guessing its the chipsets that are relevant here? north/south bridge, onboard lan, onboard sound, (no onboard video).
I'll keep looking.
Also discovered in the menus System>Administration>System Testing, but on this computer it wasn't too helpful.
Thanks again!