Hardware Databases

Especially for Ubuntu:

Component catalog – Canonical certified manufacturer list of specific hardware

Ubuntu-certified hardware – Certified models of computer manufacturers, and partly instructions to install

Free Software Drivers –(outdated) Various hardware manufacturer rated on a scale of 1-10, how good works cooperation in free Linux drivers in practice as appropriate.

Hardware Linux in general

Linux HCL Hardware database, which according to various criteria (eg Ubuntu) scans and in a separate review can be set.

The rankings are mostly more information on whether a device is operating, and if so, under what version of Ubuntu and at what cost.

h-node  – the Free Software Foundation maintains a database with more hardware that supports GNU / Linux

DebianON   is an effort to document how to install, configure and use Debian on some specific hardware. Therefore potential buyers would know if that hardware is supported and owner would know how get the best out of that hardware.

Special Hardware


TuxMobil.org – TuxMobil is dedicated to Linux and Mobile Computers.

Linux on Laptops – Reports on running Linux on notebook or laptop computers

ThinkWiki – specially for IBM Thinkpads


Open Printing – Printer-Database (Linux Foundation)


linuxtv.org – V4L, DVB and Components


SANE Supported Devices


ALSA Hardware Device Information – ALSA SoundCard Matrix


Linmodems – Work with Modems in Linux