I am getting ready to go from Windows ME to Linux, probably SuSe, maybe Red
Hat. Looking at my hardware, a Sony Vaio PCV-RX270DS, according to "My
Computer" -> "Properties" -> "Device Manager", here's how it's going to
"PIONEER DVD-ROM DVD-115R"
"SONY CD-RW CRX140E"
"GENERIC IDE DISK TYPE 47"
"GENERIC NEC FLOPPY DISK"
None of these explicitly say they are supported by SuSe or Red Hat. The
word "GENERIC" is encouraging, as is IDE. I'm not sure what to think
these 4 devices.
"IOMEGA ZIP 100"
SuSe says it "partially" supports my external USB Iomega Zip 100, which
it only supports it so long as you don't want to do any I/O on it. I'll
to get a new, supported zip drive, probably a parallel port 100 M drive.
Red Hat says nothing supporting USB Zips, but it does support some of
parallel port devices.
"NVIDIA GeForce2 MX (Sony)"
SuSe supports "GeForce2 MX 100/200" and "GeForce MX/MX 400". Close
Red Hat definitely supports this.
"Intel PC Camera Pro" (a USB video cam)
Can't find this under SuSe or Red Hat, will probably kiss it goodbye.
"Realtek RTL8139(A/B/C/8130) PCI Fast Ethernet NIC"
SuSe says it can handle this, so can Red Hat.
Printer: Epson Stylus 440
SuSe says it can handle this. Red Hat only supports the Stylus 800.
"YAMAHA AC-XG Audio Device" (sound card)
SuSe doesn't say it supports this, neither does Red Hat.
Floppy, Keyboard and Mouse are all listed as "Standard"
Assume they won't be problems.
Anybody got comments about anything I should worry about / advice about how