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Check if the PCI devices in the Computer you may buy will work with Ubuntu/Debian February 12, 2006

Posted by Carthik in guides, ubuntu.
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Larz Wirzenius shares a link to the Debian Gnu/Linux Device Driver Check page. You can paste the output of $lspci -n at that page and get an overview of the hardware you have installed on your PCI bus, and whether there are drivers in the Debian world to support the hardware.

You can use this to determine if you can or should buy that new laptop or desktop. All you will need is to boot a Knoppix live cd, and visit the website, and the paste the output of lspci -n!!

Also a very useful way to find out what network/video/audio card you have. In the beginning, I used to struggle whenever someone at a forum, or an IRC chat room asked me precisely what *Card I had. I used to be embarassed to ask folks how I could find what network/video card I had, and eventually some kind soul would tell me the command to enter, and the details to note down! Not any more – this should help newbies and experienced people alike. (Geez, don’t I sound like a n00b? I am proud to say that I am!)

I should think something like this should be easy enough to do given the data in the Ubuntu Device Database.

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1. Pascal Klein - February 12, 2006

I’ve been wondering how to do something like this. I know how to do it under Suse (though I never found a directory where I could check up whether it worked or not – I always had to resort to googling around).

Thanks!

2. towsonu2003 - February 12, 2006

this one is really nice!!

3. Mario on Free Software » Blog Archive » Sorry to repost, but this is a great tip. - February 13, 2006

[…] Check if the PCI devices in your PC are compatible with with Ubuntu. […]

4. WolframsWebWorld » Blog Archiv » Läuft Linux? - April 3, 2006

[…] Herauszufinden ob Linux (bzw. Debian) auf einem Rechner läuft, also seine Hardware-Komponenten unterstützt werden, ist meistens zeitaufwändig. Schneller geht es wenn man die PCI vendor und device codes hat bzw. selber auslesen kann und dann die Debian GNU/Linux device driver check page benutzt [via Ubuntu Blog]. Noch besser wäre es natürlich wenn Hersteller und Handel die Linux-Unterstützung mitangeben oder — noch besser — für alle Komponenten quelloffene Treiber gleich mitliefern würden: Man wird ja noch träumen dürfen. […]

5. neon - April 15, 2006

help here!
i don’t know if my pci modem works with ubuntu.
i am trying to connect to internet via my pci modem.
but unluckily, ubuntu did not detect my modem.

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7. sex sikiş - September 28, 2010

help here!
i don’t know if my pci modem works with ubuntu.
i am trying to connect to internet via my pci modem.
but unluckily, ubuntu did not detect my modem.


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