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The availablility and lack of licensing restrictions of source code for the Linux kernel, has allowed Linux to be ported to a plethora of processors.There are the most popular for desktop, laptop and servers:

  • Intel - Pentium (desktop)/Xeon (server) x86, x86-64, Itanium, Alpha
RAM Memory:
Manufacturers:

RAM heat sinks:

Terminology:

  • SRAM: Static RAM (SIMMS connector)
  • DRAM: Dynamic RAM. Typically 70 ns. Can only read or write but not both at the same time. (DIMMS connector)
  • EDO DRAM: Extended Data Output DRAM
  • SDRAM: Synchronous Dynamic RAM. (PC100 compatable) Typically 10ns. DIMM module has 168 pins.
  • RDRAM: Rambus DRAM. Requires motherboard chipset support. (RIMMS connector)
  • DDR/DDRAM: Double Data Rate/Double Data RAM. Operates twice as fast as conventionalmemory by performing two memory operations for every CPU clock cycle. (PC133 SDRAM compatable) DDR DIMM module has 184 pins.
  • DDR266: Double Data Rate at 266 Mhz. Throughput=8bytes x 266 Mhz/sec = 2.1 GB/sec. Hence the term: PC2100
Memory naming convention set by JEDEC, the semiconductor engineeringstandardization body of the Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA)

My choices for best video graphics are:

Driver
  • NVidia: - Best 3-D support, Nvidia chip-set based graphics cards
    Quadro (high end CAD), GeForce (PC) and Quadro nView (dual monitor support Quadro)

    NVidia based graphics cards are by far the best for Linux because of 3D performance, 3D GL and GLX (SGI X-window/GL interface) support, and X-window DRI support. NVidia is the best for 2D video playback of video files and DVD's because of the Xv (Xvideo), and Xrender support. (fast screen access) In order to enable this support one must download the NVidia binary 'Accelerated Linux Driver Set' from the NVidia web site and the modified Linux Kernel RPM. (See the YoLinux kernel RPM install Tutorial) Source for the modified kernel is also available from their site. This is NOT included in the Red Hat distribution. Note that this applies to XFree86 4.0+ which supports these X-window extensions. (Red Hat 7.0+)

    Also see:
    • NVIDIA Accelerated Linux Driver Set installation instructions.

    List of popular graphics boards manufacturers which use the NVidia chipset:

    • eVGA.com Corporation - Dual DVI monitor GeForce 7800 GT
  • ATI 3-D card: ATI Radeon.
    Graphics board manufacturers using ATI chipsets:
    • Visiontek XTASY
  • Matrox: Dual Headed Matrox G400 dual headed system
  • Honourable mention: SGI digital flat panel display and digital video card.
  • 3Dlabs: Oxygen - High end CAD 3D

For the ultimate list of supported video cards and the latest information see the XFree86 Project Home Page

Video Capture and TV cards:

  • Hauppague analog WinTV bt 878 (Brooktree chip-set) - Hauppauge Linux support page
    I purchased the Hauppauge model 447 which includes a PCI WinTV television and FM radio tuner card, video camera, FM antenna, an internal sound card connector and an infrared remote. The TV tuner card is cable-ready, supports 125 channels and closed captioning. The card is capable of supporting a resolution of 1,600 x 1,200 pixels, and has S-Video input, audio in/out (1/8' = 3.5mm, 3 conductor minijack), coax connectors for cable TV and FM radio cable/antenna inputs well as a remote control (IR) reciever socket (2.5mm minijack). An external IR reciever is also included. (Newr versions include headphones with mic and volume control.)

This capture card works with qVIX Video conferencing for Linux

The prefered Hauppauge video camera has an S-video or RCA video connection such as the:

  • Hauppauge XC77B/44x (supplied with the Hauppauge WinTV 447)
  • X10 Wireless video cameras - 2.4 Ghz
  • Pixera - The PXG-100 (N-NTSC or P-PAL) ship with newer models of the 447.
  • Swann - small
These use RCA connections on the Hauppauge capture card. (connection diagram.-Model 447 has one more cable connection for the FM radio) Note: The cameras listed are pure video andrequire a video capture card such as the Hauppauge. Cameras which use a USB port are often slower.

The default Red Hat 7.1 kernel comes ready to supportTV/Video. If compilingthe kernel, note that it requires the following modules: I2C Core, I2CDevices, I2C Algorithms, Video4Linux (v4l) API driver, Bttv drivers(this includes everything required for TV, radio and teletext) and Bttvmixer device (from the sound section).

Also see:

  • ATI All in Wonder AGP and PCI. For TV and video software for the ATI see: http://www.linuxvideo.org/gatos/. (TV tuner support built into graphics card.)

HDTV cards:

  • DigitalVideoSystems.com - HDTV real time I/O card for Linux. (Expensive, $40k+)
  • AJA Video - HDTV video products
Also see:
  • BtTV - Installation notes
  • GCBTTV - GUI that helps you to find the correct module options for your TV card.
  • Linux Media Arts: LightSaver disk recorder - Linux based HD video record and playback
  • Kernel documentation:
  • Multiple displays - Tom Watson gone wild
  • Multihead Framebuffer mini-Howto - draft
Video Monitors:
A variety of pixel response rates(25ms-12ms) sizes (19', 21'), resolutions (1280x1024, 1600x1200,1920x1200, ...), aspect ratios (HD), video inputs (VGA, DVI, S-Video,Composite), power supplies and

LCD Monitors:

  • AG
  • AOC
  • Batesias
  • CTX
  • Gem
  • KDS
  • NEC-Mitsubishi
  • Philips - good
  • Samsung - good
  • Sampo
  • Sharp
  • Viewsonic - good
Dual monitor LCD's:
  • DoubleSight 2x15'
  • Max Displays (Dual 19' 2k at Buy.com)
Mounts for dual monitors:
Network Interface Cards (NIC):

The winner these days seems to be Intel. They also manufacture the Intel Pro/100 Dual port server adapter which hastwo 10/100 Mbps Ports. This can be used to increase bandwidth, enable routing orsetting up a firewall (ipchains/iptables) and only use one PCI slot. See Using Linux and ipchains/iptables to set up an internet gateway for home or office.In the near future Intel will present I2O (Intelligent I/O) NICs which are supported by the current Linux kernel. This will offload the TCP/IP stack to the network card reducing the CPU load. This will be essential in supportingiSCSI (network SCSI storage)

  • Intel - Pro 1000 and Pro 1000 Dual Port
  • Intel - Pro 100 and Pro 100 Dual Port:
    This PCI NIC card supports twophysical ethernet connections (eth0, eth1) on one card conservingvalued PCI slots. Great for a firewall set-up.
  • 3Com - 3c905 (Not the 3c905B and C) - [Drivers]

Other network hardware:

  • Cyclades - T1/E1 with built in DSU/CSU PCI cards
  • ZNYX - PCI embedded Ethernet switch
  • Logitech wireless 'Cordless iTouch' or 'Cordless Freedom Pro' mouse and keyboard. An RF receiver plugs into the regular PS/2 keyboard and mouse ports on your computer. (USB mouse connection is also available) The keyboard and mouse are wireless using radio technology. The mouse is a two button mouse with middle scroll wheel. (As a programmer, I prefer three button mice for UNIX workstations.)
  • I-Rocks - Illuminated keyboards
Hard Drives:

Hard drive standards: IDE, EIDE, ATA, SATA, SCSI, Fibre Channel

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  • IDE: Integrated Drive Electronics. Same as ATA, just another name.
  • EIDE: Enhanced IDE. Supports ATA and ATAPI standards. Uses Master/Slave, Primary/Secondary configuration, 40 pin cable.
  • ATAPI: Advanced Technology Attachment Packet Interface -Compatible with IDE. EIDE for CD ROM and Tape drives. Includes SCSI-3like command set.
  • ATA/100: Advanced Technology Attachment. Just another name for IDE.
  • PATA: Parallel ATA - Refers to older IDE/EIDE/ATA/ATAPI 40 pin ribbon cable parallel interface.
  • Ultra DMA/66: 80 pin ribbon cable, 66MB/s transfer rate
  • SATA/150: Serial ATA - Reduces crosstalk across parallelcables by using a single chanel high speed connection. Uses singlebundle of 7 wires of which 3 are ground. 2 TX (transmit), 2 RX(receive)
  • SATA/300: (3G) 3 Gigabit (Gb) bandwidth.
  • SATA II: Added feature set support for SATA/300 drives.
  • eSATA/XSATA: External SATA and next generation eSATA, XSATA for greater cable length.
  • NCQ: Native Command Queuing - reorder disk requests to optimize seek time.
  • SCSI: I, II, 3, fast-wide, 160, 320, ...
IDE/ATA History

Disk Drive Vendors:

  • Toshiba (Fujitsu hard drive division was sold to Toshiba)

Disk Drive Coolers/Heatsinks:

  • Aerocool - heatpipes and heatsinks
  • Innovatek - heatsink rails
  • FrozenCPU (retailer)
  • HugeSystems.com - Large raid systems targeted to the video market.
  • 3Ware - ATA Raid controller
  • US Design - CD, DVD optical storage jukebox systems
  • PioneerDRM-7000: This configurable monster holds a maximum of 720disks/3.38TB!!! Holds CD and DVD drives for both read and read/write.It holds up to 16 drives for your most extreme mega-storage needs.

NAS: Network Attached Storage

Computer Cases (Enclosures):

PC Case Manufacturers:

  • Aerocool (Acrylear: All acrylic and clear. No EMI shielding.)
  • Antec (P160: 1.2 AL,4/2/4 bays,USB top upper fron panel, removable mother board pannel, airfilter) (Sonata: Steel, 3/0/2/4 bays,120mm silent fan,2fans,airfilters,HDD rubber grommet mounted trays) ** Good 2 **
  • Atech (STK6551: acrylic-steel)
  • Athenatech (A100SC: micro)
  • BuyRaidmax.com: Raidmax (Scorpio-668: Aluminum, acrylic sides, Galaxy-988)
  • Chenbro (Xpider: plastic, 4/1/6bays)
  • Coolermaster (Cavalier T01, Centurion: basic, power supplies, fans)
  • Chieftec (Extreme Series: honeycomb, fan filter, 4/2/4 bays)
  • Chemming
  • Pyrinex.com: Kingwin: Kingwin (K11-BK-WM, KT-424-BK-WM: 2mm Aluminum, acrylic sides, motherboard tray, 4/2/4 bay,3 fan, antishock HDD) ** Good 1 **
  • Lian Li solid basic cases
  • StoreCase.com - (Kingston Technology subsidiary) Rack and desktop cases for storage drives.
  • Supermicro.com - Cases
  • Yeong Yang (YY-5601)
  • Enermax
Notation note: # 5.25' external bays/# 3.5' external bays/# 3.5' internal bays

Home Theater Cases:
PC cases for home theater. These cases make the PC look like a stereo component.

Links:

  • ModTheBox.com - Case modifications

Active PFC (Power Factor Correction): Reduces harmonicdistorion for a cleaner power source. Controlled voltage for a higher'power factor'. This is preferred.

Passive PFC: Uses a capacitive filter.

Note that most computer cases require airflow provided by the power supply fan.This makes some of the fanless units inappropriate. There are also super quiet 'noiseless' or silent but not fanless powersupplies.

  • Antec - Neo Power 480watt: Maximim PC January 2005 rated best. Has modular cables and activePFC. Also sells Phantom line of fanless PSU's.
  • PcPowerAndCooling.com - Active PFC.
  • CoolerMaster - Active PFC
  • CoolMax - Fanless unit has no PFC
  • Enermax - Active PFC and 'silent' power supplies.
  • Nexus - Quiet power supplies available.
  • OczTechnology.com - OCZ PowerStream 520ADJ - modular cables
  • Sparklepower - Power Supplies
  • SeaSonicUSA.com - Has very quiet S12-430 unit
  • SilverStoneTek.com - Has fanless power supply
  • Thermaltake.com - Has fanless power supply
  • VantecUSA.com - VAN-520A: Maximim PC January 2005: Failed load test
  • UltraProducts.com - X-Connect Modular Power Supplies. Cool connectors but bad review in Maximim PC January 2005. 'Poor voltage accuracy.'

Links:

  • SilentPCreview.com - Dedicated to silent computing
Cooling and misc:
  • 2CoolPC.com - Case cooling fans and ducts.
  • Zerus - Cases, cooling fans
  • Cooler Master - heat pipe cooling tech
  • Koolance - Water cooling
  • Zalman - Copper heatsinks and heatpipes
  • SunbeamTech.com - Custom fan lighting, water cooling, fan grills

Links:

  • CrazyPC.com - Water coolers, cooling mods.
  • EndPcNoise.com - Power supplies and coolers. Also water coolers.
  • SilverStoneTek.com - Thermal controllers, monitors.
  • Noise Control: - The new rage. Super quiet and super cool.
  • 2CoolTek.com - PC cooling articles.

The Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy or Live PCI with output for digital speakersis about as good as it gets. This isnot because it's the best sound card, it's because it's the best supported.I tried to get fancy with a Turtle Beach and as far as I got was being able to play my CD and that was it. (I basically failed and ended up buying a Sound Blaster)If you want to get fancy you may have to buy commercially supported drivers from 4Front using Open Sound System (OSS).(Note: Most other references to OSS refer to Open Source Software)See the 4Front list of supported cards.

Intervideo Scsi & Raid Devices Drivers

  • Creative Labs - Sound Blaster Audigy or Live:
    Linux supports the the EMU10K1 audio processor (kernel module emu10k1.o) basedSound Blaser line which includes Value, MP3+, X-Gamer and Platnum versions.
  • RME: HDSPe MADIFX - [Linux OSS and ALSA Drivers]
    Featured in the Linux Journal's 2005 Ultimate Linux Box.
Misc: I use a Radio Shack Three-Headphone Cable Adapter (42-2458) on myaudio input (1/8' minijack) so the sound card may accept input from my Hauppauge WinTV card, aux input and headphone/mic headset.
Audio and Speakers:
  • Creative Labs speakers
    FOURPOINT SURROUND FPS2000 DIGITAL 4 SPEAKERS ONE SUBWOOFER

    Four channel/4-speaker digital audio. TheFPS2000 Digital is the only speaker system that provides proprietaryDIGITAL DIN connection with Sound Blaster Live!The speaker system also includes a separate front and rear audioinputs, compatible with any other four-channel PCI sound cards. On myLinux system withthe SoundBlaster Live Platinium, both the line-out and rear-out jackswork.)

    CAMBRIDGE SOUNDWORKS SPEAKERS FPS1500 SATELLITES W/SUBWOOFER
  • Altec Lansing
    • Altec 641LA 5 PC 110V Speaker System
    • Altec 4100LA 5 PC 110V Speaker System 70Watts
    • ATP3UA 3PC 110V 3PC Speaker System BLACK 18W Subwoofer

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Audio Speaker Links:

Choose headphones which contain a volume control and microphone on/off switch.

  • Plantronics - Very nice
CD-ROM:

Some of the old CD-ROMS which were driven off of the sound card may not work,but in general, most work without any problems.

  • Plextor - CD-RW
    32X/12X/10X REWRITABLE EIDE CD-RW Internal

I mention the Plextor because all the others are so much alike and this one stands out. It has the fastest write throughput, available in Ultra-SCSI andcomes with 'BURN-Proof' features which allow it to stop in the middle of burninga CD. This is unique to Plextor. It has been ranked the best by all the reviews I have seen.

Links:

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  • List of CD-Rs/CD-RWs supported by the command cdrdao - Buning CD's 'Disk at Once'.

The Red Hat compatibility list does not list any DVD players but I have seenmany in use. (I'm not sure of those listed below.)

EIDE DVD:

  • Sony DRU110A/C1:
    DVDRW CDRW COMBO DRIVE EIDE INT 12X/10X/32X CDRW 2.4X DVD 4.76GB

    Combines DVD+RW and CD-RW recording with DVD-ROM and CD-ROM playback in one.Expensive but it is truly all-in-one!

  • Pioneer: DVR-A03 DVD-R/RW, CD-R/RW combo

SCSI DVD:

  • Toshiba SD-M1401:
    12X DVD-ROM 40X CD-ROM SCSI
  • Pioneer 304S/305S (10x DVD and 40x CDROM)
  • Pioneer DVR-S201 1X DVD write, 2X DVD read, SCSI-2

There are only two manufacturers with licensed software support of DVD system for Linux.

  1. Creative Labs: I saw the Dxr2 DVD at Linuxworld in NYC. The Creative Labs site does not seem to have the DVD playback software for the Dxr2 anymore but instead refers you to the developers Andrew de Quincey and Lucien Murray-Pitts.
  2. IBM: IBM Thinkpad notebook computers with Linux pre-installed and a DVD come with the InterVideo, LinDVD player installed and configured.

There is DVD player software available for Linux but its legality has beenunder attack in the courts. The battle has not been resolved and unlessthe Linux DVD developers lose the battle, the OMS (Open Media System)software is available from: http://linuxvideo.org

OMS Notes:

  • The DVD disk must be mounted: mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom
  • Use the hdparm command to enable DMA access to the DVD drive or else video playback will seem slow, broken and ragged.
    i.e.: hdparm -d1 -c1 /dev/cdrom
    Also see YoLinux: System Optimization and hdparm
  • New DVD players do not have a country code burned in. Burn this inwith specialized Linux software or run it under Windows once before useunder Linux.
  • Requires udf file system support in kernel.
  • When compiling OMS from source, bootstrap with autogen.sh to create a configure file, then run configure and make.
  • Components:
    • omi: GUI
    • oms: Main program
    • libccs: DVD decryption
  • Configuration files: $HOME/.oms/

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Linux Related DVD links:

  • Sourceforge Dxr3 drivers - in work
  • InterVideo: LinDVD - Commercial DVD player for Linux.
Modems:

If a modem is required, I prefer external modems. No IRQ, Winmodem driver headaches. The Novel/S.U.S.E. Hardware database gives the best list.

Modems:

  • U.S.Robotics - analog
    US ROBOTICS 56K/14.4K V92 W/RAPIDCOMM FAX/DATA
    • Data Compression Protocol: MNP-5, V.42bis
    • Error Correction Protocol: MNP-4, ITU V.42, MNP-2, MNP-3
    • Analog Modulation Protocol: ITU V.21, ITUV.22, ITU V.22bis, ITU V.29, ITU V.32, ITU V.32bis, ITU V.34, ITU V.90,ITU Group 3 Fax, ITU V.17, ITU V.23, ITU V.27ter, x2, ITU V.92
    • Interface Type: Serial RS-232
  • 3Com - DSL, Cable
  • ActionTec - DSL
  • Xircom - Notebook modems
  • Zoom - (Hayes)
  • IBM: Mwave - While it is a Laptop ThinkPad 'WinModem', IBM provides drivers.

Links:

The easiest solution is to use a Postscript compatible printer.
The following designations are often used within the model numbers to designate various features:

  • n - Network
  • t - Extra paper trays (i.e. paper tray one and paper tray two)
  • d - Duplex (Print on both sides of a sheet of paper)
  • f - fax
  • FixYourOwnPrinter.com - Printer repair
  • Lexmark - Good Linux support
  • HP:
    • HP.com: Drivers and print software - Lots of software for Red Hat and Suse.
Scanners:
  • See the YoLinux tutorial on scanners.

DAT:

  • HP SureStore DAT40 DDS-4 40 GB
    External: 20/40GB DAT DDS4 SCSI ULTRA2 LVD SURESTORE DAT40E 3/6MB

    Recording Standard: DDS-2, DDS-3, DDS-4 ( ANSI/ISO/ECMA DDS )

    Internal: 20/40GB DAT DDS4 SCSI ULTRA2 LVD SURESTORE DAT40I 3/6MB
    • Recording Standard: DDS-2, DDS-3, DDS-4 ( ANSI/ISO/ECMA DDS, ANSI/ECMA DDS-DC )
    • Native / Compressed Capacity: 20 GB / 40 GB

Tape form factors: DAT, DLT, SDLT, LTO, AIT, SLR, Quarter inch, 9 track tape.

Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS):
  • APC - American Power Conversion
    UPS BP1400: BACK UPS PRO 1400 1400VA 6 OUTLET 120V LINE-INT
    • Voltage: AC 120 V ( 50/60 Hz )
    • Average Run Time: 60 min
    • Capacity: 1400VA/950W
    SMART UPS 1400 RACK MOUNT 6 OUTLET 120V LINE-INT
    SMART UPS NET620 620VA 4 OUTLET 120V LINE-INT
    • Load Rating: Small workgroup server
    • Average Run Time: 11 Ah / 15.3 min
    • Capacity: 620 volt-amp, 390 watt
  • PowerWare.com - (Best was purchased by PowerWare)
  • USB memory sticks: (i.e. PNY Attache)
    These just plug-in to the USB port and they work great. The device is instantly recognized by Fedora Core 3 and mounted:

    /dev/sda1 501600 704 500896 1% /media/usbdisk

    An icon appears on the desktop after it is mounted. Double clicking theicon will open the Nautilus file manager. I find copying files usingNautilus to be more reliable than via the shell. I wonder if the memoryhas a speed issue (??)
  • Digital Cameras:
    • Quickcam - USB QuickCam interface
    Note: Many cameras are not supported in Linux. I remove the memory cardfrom the camera and insert it into a USB attached memory card reader.This works for them all! The typical file system on the memory cards isDOS FAT and easily recognized and automounted.
  • AtecFlash.com - flash memory card reader/adapters. Pro-Gear in case product and external units reads multiple card formats.
  • SunbeamTech: 20 in 1 Superior Panel - Ultimate all-in-one front panel for peripherals.
  • SONY USB Jog Controller - Usefull for video editing with Kino (video record, save, edit, play). Requires SonyJog driver patch or JogUtils
  • ShuttlePro - USB video jog shuttle. (I was told it was Sony compatible??)
  • Sharp Electronics: LCD Video Monitors: (Not a computer monitor, a video TV monitor)
    • LC-20VM2 - 20' video/S-video/Component NTSC/PAL/SECAM monitor.
    • LC-28HM2 - 28' HDTV Monitor.
  • Real Time Visualization: Volume Pro - PCI card for 2D/3D pixel/voxel volume processing acceleration. C++ and JAVA interfaces. (Linux drivers included)
  • Romtec Trios IDE Hard Drive Selector: IDE hard drive disk selector device, which can be placed into a PC's 5.25-inch bay, that enables users to boot from a choice of up to three separate hard drives (Thus different OS's)
  • Blackbox.com - Overpriced but they have every computer connector and widget imaginable.
  • L-com - Cables, connectors, KVMs, mounts, blocks, rack panels, etc...
  • CablesnMore.com - internal and external computer cables.
  • SunbeamTech.com - Custom case lighting and peripherals
  • Actuality Systems: Volumetric 3-D Display - 360 degree voxel display device.
  • InterSense: InterTrax2- Virtual reality head tracking system. (USB or serial port) Thoughthey are not advertised on their web site, Linux drivers are availablefrom InterSense. (So says Mike Donfrancesco, Director of WorldwideSales at InterSense.)
  • DTI 3D monitors - Requires software written for this hardware.
    • VMD molecular visualization program written to support 3D DTI graphics.
  • StereoGraphics.com - wireless stereoscopic visualization eyewear.
  • Microboards - Stand-alone CD/DVD duplicator
  • Rimage - Thermal image printing of CD's in mass quantities.

PCI Cards:

  • Firewire: Choose any card which is OHCI compliant
    ORANGELINK 3 PORT FIREWIRE PCI BOARD IEEE 1394 DV OHCI 400M/S
    • Connectivity Cable: IEEE 1394
    • Data Transfer Rate: 400 Mbps
    • Data Link Protocol: IEEE 1394 Firewire
  • AMI: MegaRAC - Remote access PCI controller which enables server management even when server is down.
  • General Electric - MIL-STD-1553 Bus PCI card tor test and development. (was Condor Engineering)
    Data Bus Tools - API for Linux. MS/Windows based BusTools GUI will run on Crossover Wine on Linux.
  • Quancom.de: Watchdog boards- Software on Linux system communicates with PC card. Whencommunication stops it is assumed that the system is down. It can thenissue a hardware reset or turn on an external appliance.Comes with Linux source code.
    • SuperSSD.com: Texas Memory Systems Inc - Solid State Disk - Fibre Channel, Gigabit ethernet
    • JMR Electronics: Forta - RAID, Fibre channel, Ultra SCSI
  • IRIG PCI cards - Receivers for GPS satellite based time. Very accurate.

Data Acquisition and Measurement:

  • Comedi.org - Open Source drivers for hardware from all manufacturers
  • National Instruments - Measurement, analog and digital data interfaces
    Linux Drivers:
    • GPIB - power supplies
    • NI-DAQmx (pdf) - analog/digital acquisition

Linux PDAs and Mobile Computing:

  • GMate
Hardware Notes:
  • When using a KVM (Keyboard Video Mouse) switch to use oneKeyboard Video and Mouse connected to multiple computers, remember toconfigure each computer to have the same resolution. Some monitors willfreak out upon an instantaneous switch to a higher resolution.
Hardware Publications:

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  • Byte Magazine - Archives
  • DataVideo - Video products: Time Base Correctors, DV format converters (digital firewire to analog composite/s-video), ...
  • Miranda.com - whole bunch of non-OS dependant professional video and audio tech.
  • Yamaha.com - Audio/Video
  • Panasonic: DV Proline - Digital Video
  • Sony: DVCam - Digital Video
  • Studer.ch - Pro digital audio
  • Gravitonus.com - ergonomic computer work platform (See YouTube video)
Links:
  • Hardware HOWTO - Patrick Reijnen
  • YoLinux.com: Hardware Standards - Links
  • Linux-USB.org - [USB Device Guide]
  • VA Cerberus - Hardware test program
  • dmoz.org: Linux Hardware Support Links - Open Directory Project

Extreme Systems:

News Groups:

  • comp.os.linux.hardware - Deja
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