General Linux driver issues, general and special Linux hardware information and driver sites.
Page One: "Why Isn't There A Driver For ... ?" / "Why Doesn't ML Include The Driver For ...?" / Installing A Vendor Driver / General Linux Hardware Information Sites [Sep. 17, 01]
Page Two: Sites about CD Writers, Digital Cameras, Graphic Cards, Image Scanners, ISDN Cards, Laptops, Modems, Ethernet Cards, Parallel Port Devices, Printers, Sound Cards, USB and Firewire, Video, TV, Webcams [May 21, 02]
Usually GNU/Linux should be able to detect and configure your hardware on its own. But what to do if not?
Page One: 1 Is A Device Supported? / 2 Do You Need To Configure The Device Anyway? / 3 Finding the Right Driver / 3.1 The Name Of The Device / 3.2 Scanning The System For Information And Drivers / 3.3 Trial And Error / 4 Configuring The Driver / 4.1 User-space Configuration [Sep. 10, 01]
Page Two: 4.2 Kernel-space Configuration / '/etc/lilo.conf' vs. '/etc/modules.conf' / Boot-time Configuration / Run-time Configuration [Sep. 10, 01]
Hardware related tips by Mandrake-Linux users.
Page One: Installation on Laptops / Installing the Rage 128 X server / Installing a 3dfx Voodoo3 2000 / Pro Audio Spectrum 16 w/SCSI fix / ESS-Solo 1 for Mandrake Linux [Nov. 16, 00]
Page Two: SiS 620 - Setup / CNet Pro120 / Using IDE-Tape Drives [May 13, 00]
Page Three: Logitech cordless wheelmouse (4 buttons) / Printing On A HP Deskjet 600C / Intel IStation 56k / Diamond Stealth 64 VRAM [Sept. 25, 00]
Page Four: Linksys LNE100TX / WinModem / Adaptec 1542 [Oct. 29, 01]
Page Five: Installing ML 7.2 On An UDMA 100 Drive And Asus A7V / Tips, Hints and Pitfalls With UDMA 100 [Jan. 16, 01]
Page Six: Using A Digital USB Camera On Mandrake Linux 8.1 / Troubleshooting Sound / Fixing The Athlon AGP Issue [Feb. 11, 02]
Page Seven: Configuring The Domex DMX3194UP SCSI Adapter / Guillemot Prophet II (Kyro II) In Mandrake Linux 8.1 / Configuring And Using A 'Disk On Key' Portable Drive [Feb 11, 02]
Page Eight: Configuring An IDE CD/RW Drive On ML 8.1 By Hand / Configuring An Agfa Snapscan E20 Scanner [Mar 16, 02]
'Video Capture In Mandrake Linux 8.1' A two page article contributed by Mandrake user Roger [Dec. 18, 01]
'Scanning In Linux' Mandrake Linux user Marcel Pol talks about SANE, OCR and more [Mar. 19, 02]
The most popular storage device in the PC world. Here you'll get to know some basics, limitations and - of course ;-) - tuning tactics.
Page One: Introducing IDE / Limitations / UDMA [Sep. 12, 01]
Page Two: RAID / S.M.A.R.T. / Performance Tuning [Feb. 13, 02]
Mandrake on laptops: tips, models, releases, comments.
Laptop Notes [Dec. 18, 01]
Acer [Feb. 14, 02]
Compaq [Feb. 14, 02]
Dell [Feb. 14, 02]
IBM [Feb. 14, 02]
Toshiba [Feb. 14, 02]
Airis - Cinet [Feb. 14, 02]
Digital - Hitachi [Feb. 14, 02]
ILuFa - Sharp [Feb. 14, 02]
Sony - Xeron [Feb. 14, 02]
Installing and configuring the proprietary nVidia driver. Once you are done, you can play some nice games ;).
Page One: Getting And Installing The Drivers / GeForce2 Go / GeForce 4 [May 14, 02]
Page Two: 'Unreal Tournament' On ML / 'Quake3: Arena' On ML [Dec. 11, 00]
The Common Unix Printing System (CUPS) replaces the ancient LPD printing
subsystem in ML 7.2. Till Kamppeter, the CUPS man at M, has contributed this
encompassing article explaining the ins and outs of this new system.
Due to the rather extensive nature of this article, it has its own index.
You can also download the original and complete article by Till in a 'printer friendly' layout:
CUPS article for printing (29 kB)
Floppies, CD-R, ZIP, ORB ... All of these and lots more are supported by GNU/Linux. These pages tell you the essentials.
Page One: The Floppy Device Controller / Floppies / Formatting, Low Level / Formatting, High Level / Floppy Tape Drives [Sep. 11, 01]
Page Two: Parallel Port Devices / PP-ZIP / PP-ORB / PP-ATAPI / USB / IEEE 1394 ('FireWire'®) [Dec. 17, 01]
Page Three (IDE I): ATAPI / CD-ROM, DVD / CD-R(W) [May 14, 02]
Page Four (IDE II): LS-120 aka 'SuperDisk' / IDE-ZIP / IDE-ORB / IDE Tape Drives [Sep. 11, 01]
Page Five: (SCSI): Compatibility / SCSI CD-R(OM/W) / SCSI Tape Drives / All Other SCSI Storage Devices [Sep. 11, 01]
Re titbit vs tidbit: Please consult a dictionary before claiming I'm wrong ;-)