Re: Recomended motherboard
On Mon, Jan 24, 2005 at 05:57:32PM -0800, Lance Lucas wrote:
> Where, exactly, can you read about a motherboard's Linux compatibility?
Usually typing "modelname debian" into google is a pretty good start.
> I understand your RTFM mentality, but I haven't seen a bonafied place
> for people with his type of question to go to.
Pages such as this:
This page lists SPECIFIC recommendations for getting Debian running on a
Specific model of laptop, in exhaustive detail. It tells you exactly
what is supported, to what degree, what doesn't work, and workarounds.
If there isn't a page for your particular brand, go to the
manufacturer's website and download the specs for the wireless chipset,
&c. and google that.
That's what I did when I bought my laptop. First, I saw what was
available and limited my choices to a few. Then, I went and collected
all possible data from manufacturer websites. Then I googled
"chipsetname + debian" and looked for pages somebody put up explaining
exactly what to do.
I didn't simply blindly say "do this." This is a technique I have
actually performed. Rather than by filtering a list which says "this
works with Debian" I developed a list and filtered by what works with