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Thread: Desktop Hardware Compatibility List.

  1. #11
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Kubuntu 6.10 Edgy

    Re: Desktop Hardware Compatibiliy List.

    Ubuntu version: Kubuntu 6.10
    Type Of Hardware: Laptop
    Hardware Maker: Benq
    Hardware Model: Joybook R53 EG

    Intel 915PM
    Celeron M 380 1.6Ghz
    ATI X600 128MB VRAM on PCIE
    RAM 512MB DDR2
    HDD 60GB Hitachi
    Wireless Atheros AR5005G
    DVD Philips DVD+-RW SDVS8441
    Card reader Texas Instruments PCIxx21
    Intel HD audio

    - Wireless adapter Atheros needs Madwifi driver from
    - Motorolla SM56 modem is not working(Hopeless)
    - ATI X600 card works better with the open source driver than with the binary driver from The binary driver is causing random lockups (8.28.x to 8.34.8 tested)
    - Card reader works with SD cards (1 GB tested). Some additional steps needed
    - Fn+F1+F2.... keys are working
    - DVD is OK (DL burn not tested)
    - Audio is OK
    - Synaptics touch pad works great with KSynaptics

    This laptop has broken DSDT, although no problem encountered with Edgy(I had a lot of problems with SUSE). Fixed DSDT is avaliable on .

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Mumbai, India
    Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala

    Re: Desktop Hardware Compatibiliy List.

    Processor -- Intel Pentium 2.8 OK :Hyperthreading recognized and all
    MOBo -- Intel 865 GBF :OK
    RAM -- Transcend DDR 512 x 2 :OK
    Video card -- AGP Nvidia 5200 FX : Started with "nv" drivers, now have nvidia glx driver, beryl works.
    CDRW -- LG 52x24x52: Can record R/RW.
    Printer -- HP Deskjet 5438/5440. Works, took some time to install HP panel, however much more controll desired.
    Scanner -- HP Scanjet 2400: Does not work, no drivers provided.
    Sound Card -- Built in, can record from line in, mic.
    Ignorance is the parent of fear . . . MobyDick

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Feb 2006

    Re: Desktop Hardware Compatibiliy List.

    The configuration of my PC

    OS: Kubuntu 6.10
    CPU:Athlon XP 2800+
    MB: Abit Nvidia 2 chipset
    RAM: 1.5GB Apacer
    VGA: Albatron Geforce 7600 GS256MB
    Scanner; HP ScanJet 4P
    SoundCard: Build in
    DVD+-RW: NEC x52x16x24
    HDD: 2x Western Digital SATA 200GB
    SCSI: SCSI card Initio for scanner
    Everything works fine. The scanner though MUST be turned on during boot otherwise the OS doesn't see it. The same happened in Windows 2000/XP also so it's common practise for SCSI devices

  4. #14
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala

    Re: Hardware Compatibility Guide

    I couldn't actually FIND a database, but here, so far, in all it's Ubuntu/Linux nooby glory is what I have:

    Averatec 5428HX laptop. Hardware complement is:
    AMD Mobile64 2800+
    1GB RAM
    100G 5400RPM Seagate HD
    VIA AC97 integrated audio
    RhineII integrated 10/100 NIC
    RaLink RT2500 802.11g wireless card
    Keyboard inerface works perfectly, i.e. volume, mute, contrast, etc...
    I don't know what video card is in it, but it seems to work well, also.

    Here are the distros and experiences I have tried on this machine.

    Feisty. DVD Image from internet, via BitTorrent, all hardware was recognized, and all seemed to run perfectly, except the wireless. It was seen, and it could see the router, but it would never acquire an address. If I statically assigned an address, it still wouldn't go anywhere, network-connectivity-wise. It would even see the Cox DNS servers on the other side of the cablemodem, but still no love. I was never able to figure that out. Cut the losses, and went back a step to:

    Edgy. Oh, JOY! Every device, nailed. Wireless works perfectly, after about 7 seconds of massaging. The massaging involves adding the name of your WAP to the network card settings. Happy, happy, joy, joy. I even recommended the release to my buddy, who D/L'd the CD image... He is as in love with it as he can express in words! I'll be providing him with a DVD image as soon as I see him in two weeks. Can anybody tell me the difference (besides the SIZE, thanks...) between a CD image and a DVD image?
    Last edited by haemphyst; April 4th, 2007 at 04:35 PM. Reason: typo... i HATE typos... :)

  5. #15
    Join Date
    Feb 2007

    Re: Desktop Hardware Compatibiliy List.

    Compaq R3120US notebook computer.

    • AMD Athlon(tm) XP-M 3000+ Processor (based on AMD64 K8 core)
    • 512MB DDR SDRAM (PC2700) -- I added another 1GB of Kingston memory, no problems.
    • 15.4" WXGA Display (up to 1280x800)
    • nVidia GeForce4 420 Go, 32M dedicated
    • Hitachi IC25N 60GB hard drive (not tested)
    • Hitachi-LG GCC-4241N CD-ROM (24X/10X/24X CD, 8X DVD-ROM)
    • nVidia nForce3 AC97 audio interface
    • RealTek RTL-8139 Ethernet controller (chip type RTL-8101)
    • Broadcom BCM4306 802.11b/g WiFi controller (rev. 03)
    • Texas Instruments PCI1620 CardBus controller
    • nVidia nForce3 winmodem (not tested)

    Everything works out-of-the-box with the notable exception of the BCM4306 wifi controller. Solutions include:

    1) ndiswrapper, confirmed to work. Use the sp29361.exe driver. Search for it on the ndiswrapper compatibility hardware wiki ( Cabextract the files out and use bcmlw5.inf & bcmlw5.sys.
    2) bcm43xx kernel driver /w firmware. Use the Ubuntu wiki ( for assistance.

    The Ubuntu hardware wiki suggests installing with "linux noapic," but I had no problems installing normally. Use your discretion.

    Using 6.10 Edgy Eft.
    Last edited by skip27; April 8th, 2007 at 07:46 AM.

  6. #16
    Join Date
    Apr 2007

    Re: Desktop Hardware Compatibiliy List.

    Processor: 3000+ AMD 939
    RAM: A-DATA 3200
    GPU: ATi X850XT -- This is the problem.
    Harddrive: Seagate Barracuda 250gb, and a Western Digital Raptor 32gb.
    Sound: Creative X-Fi
    Motherboard: TUL 939 Motherboard ATi chipset.

    The installation CD has problems with my GPU.

  7. #17
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Tempe Az
    Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope

    Re: Desktop Hardware Compatibiliy List.

    Hardware: IBM Thinkpad T30
    RAM: 768 MB
    Ubuntu Version: EDGY EFT

    No problems with any services. Everything works out of the box. Netgear PCMCIA wireless card does not work but that due the marvell chip set which is made in TIAWAN, the china made chip set is reported to work.
    COMPIZ and BERYL both perform decently on the 16MB video card (ATI Radeon 7500). sound and USB support out of the box with no tweaks.
    suspend and hibernate also work without any problems. IBM hot keys work after installing thinkpad packages from the ubuntu repositeries.

    Will post results of the FEISTY install soon
    Strong is the Dark Side

  8. #18
    Join Date
    Jan 2006

    Re: Desktop Hardware Compatibiliy List.

    I have the Dell Inspiron 6000. I don`t know the names of all the specific hardware. Everything seems to work out of the box with Feisty, what a great OS, it` s just amazing

  9. #19
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail

    Re: Desktop Hardware Compatibiliy List.

    My desktop is a bit old (3.5 years), but works perfectly with the following hw:

    • AMD Athlon 2400+
    • MB: ASUS A7V8X-X
    • NVidia GeForce Mx 5200
    • Maxtor 120 MB HD
    • LG DVDRW (I can't remember the speeds...)

  10. #20
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    An Aperture Science Lab

    Re: Desktop Hardware Compatibiliy List.

    Ubuntu Feisty 7.04 x64
    MSI k8-neo4
    2x PQI 512mb ram = 1gm
    Amd Athalon 64 4000
    Maxtor 60gb= PATA | Sedgate 160gb=SATA
    Nvidia e-GeForce 7600 GTS
    U.S Robotics 5417 (or broadcom 4318 ) pci with ndiswrapper and bcmwl5.inf and BCMWL564.sys
    Realtek ac97
    Viewsonic P220f Moniter
    Last edited by NullHead; April 23rd, 2007 at 12:11 AM.
    I reject your reality and substitute my own.

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