How to check if Linux supports my hardware?

delia25

How can I make sure that the hardware I have is supported by Linux? I know that Linux is much, much better (easier) when it comes to hardware support than Windows, but how can I make sure a given graphics card, motherboard, etc. will work?

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jimlynch
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You might want to check your vendor's site to see if they can confirm linux compatibility.

This site might also be useful:

http://www.linux-drivers.org/

jack12
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I think Canonical has an Ubuntu Certified list on their website, if you happen to be using Ubuntu. You can also check Linux-Drivers.org for links to various drivers and hardware lists.  

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