HardwareSupportRecommendedHardware

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This page is for recommended hardware for Ubuntu Linux. Recommended hardware is hardware that satisfies all of the following criteria:

  • Works properly in all supported versions of Ubuntu; that is, it must work in the last three (3) releases.
  • Must be easily configured in all supported versions of Ubuntu; there must be no special corner cases that need tweaking to get working here.
  • Has an open-source driver or satisfactory automatic configuration of the closed-source driver (i.e. nVidia).
  • Is easily available, i.e. easy to find at a Circuit City, Best Buy, or on NewEgg; or simply a common built-in chipset.

Please denote Bus as one of the following. Append -OB to the end if it's an on-board chip, typically as PCI-OB; and sort alphabetically after the parent type.

  • ISA
  • PCI
  • PCMCIA
  • USB

Please sort this list alphabetically in each column. Sort the Bus first, then the Make, then the Model, then the Driver.

Please realize the price is approximate and for the United States.

Network Cards

Bus

Make

Model

Driver

Ubuntu Version

Price

Comments

Last Updated

PCI-OB

Realtek

8139

8139too

4.10

(OB)

Common built-in chipset

8-Dec-2005

Sound Cards

Bus

Make

Model

Driver

Ubuntu Version

Price

Comments

Last Updated

PCI

Creative

Soundblaster Audigy

Emu10k1

4.10

$70

Great sound quality; available almost anywhere

8-Dec-2005

PCI-OB

Via

AC97

AC97

4.10

(OB)

Common built-in chipset

8-Dec-2005

Video Cards

Bus

Make

Model

X Driver

Ubuntu Version

Price

Comments

Last Updated

AGP

ATi

Radeon X700

radeon, flglx

5.04

$200

This is an example entry

8-Dec-2005

Webcams

Bus

Make

Model

Driver

Ubuntu Version

Price

Comments

Last Updated

USB

Creative

Webcam Live

???

5.04

$50

This is an example entry

8-Dec-2005

Wireless Network Cards

Bus

Make

Model

Driver

Ubuntu Version

Price

Comments

Last Updated

PCMCIA

Netgear

???

???

5.04

$60

This is an example entry

8-Dec-2005

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