Posted 28 June 2005 - 10:53 AM
It's always a good idea to check your distro's home page for hardware requirements. Hardware has always been a linux bugaboo. For instance, it's only recently that linux would recognize Winmodems. I learned a long time ago that a Standard Modem was a lot better deal anyway, since they don't steal processor cycles or system resources to do the simple job of modeming. I've been pretty lucky with the hardware I've had, except for a video card that I could not force any distro to recognize, though it works fine in Windows.