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mikewillis
19-Oct-2011, 16:26
Is there a Hardware Compatibility List for SLED somewhere? I think I saw
someone link it once but I can't find it. I'm specifically interested in
printers and scanners. (I.e. if someone buys [device] is it going to
work or cause me no end of grief.)

I found this 'NOVELL: Partner Product Guide: SUSE Linux Enterprise
Desktop' (http://www.novell.com/partnerguide/section/676.html) but
that's not really any use since there's only one printer listed there.
(I guess hardware's only going to get YES certification if the
manufacture makes the effort to get it and most won't.)

I found this 'HCL:Scanners - openSUSE'
(http://en.opensuse.org/HCL:Scanners#Scanjet_3970c) but it only refers
to openSUSE and is inevitably far from definitive.


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malcolmlewis
19-Oct-2011, 19:00
On Wed, 19 Oct 2011 15:26:02 GMT
mikewillis <mikewillis@no-mx.forums.novell.com> wrote:

>
> Is there a Hardware Compatibility List for SLED somewhere? I think I
> saw someone link it once but I can't find it. I'm specifically
> interested in printers and scanners. (I.e. if someone buys [device]
> is it going to work or cause me no end of grief.)
>
> I found this 'NOVELL: Partner Product Guide: SUSE Linux Enterprise
> Desktop' (http://www.novell.com/partnerguide/section/676.html) but
> that's not really any use since there's only one printer listed there.
> (I guess hardware's only going to get YES certification if the
> manufacture makes the effort to get it and most won't.)
>
> I found this 'HCL:Scanners - openSUSE'
> (http://en.opensuse.org/HCL:Scanners#Scanjet_3970c) but it only refers
> to openSUSE and is inevitably far from definitive.
>
>
Hi
More of the drivers and application support
http://hplipopensource.com/hplip-web/supported_devices/index.html
and
http://www.sane-project.org/sane-supported-devices.html
http://www.sane-project.org/man/sane-hp3900.5.html
http://sourceforge.net/projects/hp3900-series/

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mikewillis
20-Oct-2011, 15:46
I was hoping to find something SLED specific with some sort of
Novell/SUSE endorsement, but thanks anyway.


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paulparker
21-Nov-2011, 23:06
Found this site : 'Hardware for Linux - Home'
(http://hardware4linux.info/)



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Working printers on SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 x86_64:

1. Hewlett-Packard / hp LaserJet 1300 [Printer] (5.0 x 1)

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Using wider search shows far more entries.






From their home page:


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Hardware4linux.info is a web site to lookup and report hardware
compatibility and incompatibility with Linux distributions.

Components are rated according to their Linux compatibility.

You'll see on the site some numbers like 4.5 x 2 for rated components.
This means that the mean note for the component is 4.5 and that 2
persons have noted this component.

The rating scale is the following:
5 Works out of the box.
3 Works with modifications.
0 Don't know or not supported by hardware.
-3 Works partially.
-5 Does not work.

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Comment:

More useful when more participants, also if information sorted and
presented on a summary page, with option then for finer detail.


IMHO making such information available is something each distribution
can do with client/user co-operation to assist users.


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