Hardware

Asked by chrisck117 on 2006-09-11

I plan to buy a new cpu and motherboard. I would like to know what models are not supported by ubuntu.

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Luca Falavigna (dktrkranz) said : #1

Any modern GNU/Linux distribution supports a large number of devices and processors. If you are planning to buy a x86 or x86_64 processor (such as Intel or AMD) or PowerPC, Ubuntu is able to work without any trouble.

Vassilis Pandis (pandisv) said : #2

Supposing you buy the Asus EFA7 model (doesn't exist, I made it up), it's a good idea to search www.google.com/linux for "Asus EFA7" or "Asus EFA7 problems". Luca is right - nearly all the hardware is supported, but you can never be too sure. https://wiki.ubuntu.com/HardwareSupportComponentsMotherboards contains a tremendously incomplete list of supported motherboards

If you want to be really sure, find out what chipset the motherboard has and google for that as well.

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