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    mikewillis NNTP User

    Hardware Compatability List


    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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  2. #2
    malcolmlewis NNTP User

    Re: Hardware Compatability List

    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...ces/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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  3. #3
    mikewillis NNTP User

    Re: Hardware Compatability List


    I was hoping to find something SLED specific with some sort of
    Novell/SUSE endorsement, but thanks anyway.


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    paulparker NNTP User

    Re: Hardware Compatability List


    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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