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3.2. HP hardware supported by Linux

This section presents HP hardware supported today by Linux. Informations are based on the latest stable version of the Linux kernel, which is currently version 2.4.16. A development kernel (version 2.5) is also available but doesn't offer any guarantee of stability.

3.2.1. Intel based computer range

Page last updated the 2001-12-21.

That computer range is today the main set of HP machines supported by Linux, and that till many years. In case you didn't already do it before, some preliminaty readings are recommended before to try to install Linux on these platforms.

The Linux Installation HOWTO contains a great number of information to install Linux. If you bought linux on a CD-ROM, chances are that installation instructions are provided with it (the little booklet inside the disk case, and/or files on the CD).

The Linux Kernel HOWTO should be read to have details on kernel construction. I will just mention here points which are specific to HP hardware.

Outside particular indication, Linux support means during the installation of a RedHat/Mandrake type distribution. In special cases, a kernel rebuild will be necessary to support completely some hardware elements. You should note that what is true for one distribution is generally true for another, as these functions are linked to the kernel or the XFree86 server, and not to the distribution itself.

In case of problem, the first reflex should be to update the BIOS of the HP machine, and to verify whether the problem is always there. If yes, you may then contact HP support, if your configuration is supported by HP (This document focus on what is working, superset of what is supported, and has no value in that area). On the other hand, if your machine is working correctly, don't update the BIOS without reason, this is always a risked operation. BIOS updates are available from http://www.hp.com/cposupport/software.html

3.2.1.1. The desktop range (Brio, Vectra, Kayak)

HP has a new program called "Freedom of Choice" on the whole desktop range. Linux is thus one of the operating systems pushed by HP. Cf: http://www.hp.com/desktops/linux/ and http://www.hp.com/pressrel/aug00/14aug00.htm.

A FAQ is also available.

HP insures the support of certified Linux hardware by the following method : all the machines have the Diagtool utility. If this utility indicates a problem, it's taken in account by HP maintenance. If it doesn't, it's considered as a software problem and should be reported to the distribution provider.

The following tables indicate the state of Linux support by these platforms :

Table 3-1. Brio and Linux

Machine Graphic Card Linux support Network Card Linux support SCSI Card Linux support Sound Card Linux support Tested
Brio (D5522A, D5526A, D5857A, D6665A, D5838A, D5848A, D6514A, D5527A, D5528A, D6666A, D6675A, D5849A, D5839A, D5859A, D6666A, D6510A, D6515A, D6667A, D5840A, D5861A, D6668A, D5840C, D5841A, D6516B) S3 Trio 64V2 PCI Yes XFree 3.3.6Rem. (S3) None N/A None N/A ??? ??? Yes
Brio (D6810A, D6812A) ATI Rage Pro ZX AGP Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (ati) None N/A None N/A ??? ??? No
Brio (D6638A, D6639A, D6640A, D6644A, D7901A, D7902A, D6645A, D6646A) Chipset BXRem. ATI Rage Pro ZX AGP Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (ati) None N/A None N/A ??? ??? No
Brio (D5841A, D6516B) Matrox Millenium II PCI Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (mga) None N/A None N/A ??? ??? No
Brio (D6760A, D7671A, D6908A, D7930A, D7672A, D7925T, D6776A, D6769A, D6755A, D6895A, D6896A, D6897A, D7931A) Matrox Productiva G100 AGPRem. Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (mga) None N/A None N/A ??? ??? No
Brio BA (D7581A, D7584A, D7585A, D7587A, D7586A, D7591A, D7594A, D8411A) Sis 5595 AGP Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. in Frame Buffer mode (FBDEV)Rem. None N/A None N/A Cirrus Logic CS 4614 Yes driver AlsaRem. No
Brio BAx (D7600A, D7603A, D7624A, D7625A, D7630A, D7610A)Rem. Matrox Productiva G200 AGP Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (mga) None N/A None N/A Cirrus Logic CS 4614 Yes driver AlsaRem. Yes
Brio BAx (D7605A)Rem. Matrox Productiva G200 AGP Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (mga) ??? ??? None N/A Cirrus Logic CS 4614 Yes driver AlsaRem. No
Brio BA400 (D8760A, D8761A, D8763A, D8764A, D8767A, D8768A, D8769A, D8934A, D8935A, D8936A, D8943A, D8947A, D8952A, D8953A, D9720A, D9721A, D9724A) Intel i810 AGPRem. Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (i810) None N/A None N/A ??? ??? Yes
Brio BA410 (P1682A, P1683A, P1686A, P1687A, P1689A, P1692A, P1694A, P1710A, P1711A, P1718A, P1719A, P1720A, P1722A, 03237A, P2738A, P2739A, P2741A, P2743A, P2745A, P2746A, P3235A, P3263A, P3264A, P3265A, P3266A, P3267A, P3268A, P3269A, P3271A, P3272A, P3662A, P3663A, P3664A, P3665A, P3666A, P4848B, P4849B, P4855B, P4869A, P4870A, P4872A, P5816B, P5817B, P5821B, P5822A) S3 Savage AGPRem. Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (savage) None N/A None N/A VIA 82C686 Yes driver AlsaRem. Yes
Brio BA410 (P1716A, P1721A, P1723A, P3270A, P3273A, P4873A) S3 Savage AGPRem. Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (savage) SMC 1211 TX EZ Card 10/100 BT Yes driver rtl8139 None N/A VIA 82C686 Yes driver AlsaRem. Yes
Brio BA410 (P2744A, P3274A, P3667A) nVidia GeForce 2 GTS AGP Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (nv) None N/A None N/A VIA 82C686 Yes driver AlsaRem. No
Brio BA600 (D8770A, D8771A, D8772A, D8773A, D8778A, D8780A, D8783A, D8784A, D8785A, D8788A, D8789A, D8963A, D9070A, D9072A, D9080A, D9082A, D9085A, D9091A) Chipset BXRem. Matrox Productiva G200 AGP Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (mga) None N/A None N/A Cirrus Logic CS 4614 Yes driver AlsaRem. Yes
Brio BA600 (D8406A, D8774A, D8781A, D8787A, D8967A, D9075A) Chipset BXRem. Matrox Productiva G200 AGP Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (mga) ??? ??? None N/A Cirrus Logic CS 4614 Yes driver AlsaRem. No

Table 3-2. Vectra and Linux

Machine Graphic Card Linux support Network Card Linux support SCSI Card Linux support Sound Card Linux support Tested
Vectra xe310 (P5829A, P5833A, P5881A, P5902A, P5904A, P6014B, P6015B, P6016A, P6138A) Intel i810 AGPRem. Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (i810) None N/A None N/A Intel 82810 Audio Yes driver AlsaRem. Mandrake 8.1
Vectra xe310 (P5865B, P5891A) Intel i810 AGPRem. Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (i810) SMC 1211 TX EZ Card 10/100 BT Yes driver rtl8139 None N/A Intel 82810 Audio Yes driver AlsaRem. Mandrake 8.1
Vectra xe310 (P6137A) Intel i810 AGPRem. Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (i810) SMC 1211 TX EZ Card 10/100 BT Yes driver rtl8139 None N/A Intel 82810 Audio Yes driver AlsaRem. Preload Mandrake 8.1
Vectra VE5 (D5592A, D5602A, D5603A, D5604A, D5606N, D5608A, D5612A, D5615A, D5618A, D5607A, D5617A) S3 Trio 64V2 PCI Yes XFree 3.3.6Rem. (S3) None N/A None N/A ??? ??? Yes
Vectra VE7 (D6530A, D6531A, D6533A, D6610A, D6611A, D6615A, D6616A, D6613A) ATI Rage II C AGP Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (ati) None N/A None N/A ??? ??? Yes
Vectra VE7 (D6532A, D6612A, D6617A, D6618A) ATI Rage II C AGP Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (ati) 3Com 905B-TX 10/100 BTRem. Yes driver 3c59xRem. None N/A ??? ??? Yes
Vectra VE8 (D6550A, D6560A, D6570A, D6554A, D6584A, D6540A, D6541A, D6544A, D6543A, D6578A, D6573A, D6574A, D6580A,D6581A, D6584A, D6583A, D6593A, D6597A, D6598A) Chipset BXRem. Matrox Productiva G100 AGPRem. Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (mga) None N/A None N/A AZTEC 2320Rem. Yes driver AlsaRem. Yes
Vectra VE8 (D6552N, D6562N, D6565N, D6542A, D6572A, D6575A, D6582A, D6595A, D6582A, D6585N, D6599A) Chipset BXRem. Matrox Productiva G100 AGPRem. Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (mga) 3Com 905B-TX 10/100 BTRem. Yes driver 3c59xRem. None N/A AZTEC 2320Rem. Yes driver AlsaRem. Yes
Vectra VEi7 (D8112A, D8117A, D8121A, D8123A, D8124A, D8126A, D8128A, D8129A, D8131A, D8133A, D8134A, D8136A, D8138A, D8139A, D8141A, D8143A, D8144A, D8145A, D8148A, P1618A, P1619A) Sis 5595 AGP Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. in Frame Buffer mode (FBDEV)Rem. None N/A None N/A ??? ??? Yes
Vectra VEi7 (D8118N, D8122A, D8127N, D8132A, D8137A, P1620A) Sis 5595 AGP Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. in Frame Buffer mode (FBDEV)Rem. 3Com 905B-TX 10/100 BTRem. Yes driver 3c59xRem. None N/A ??? ??? No
Vectra VEi8 (D8166A, D8168A, D8151A, D8153A, D8155A, D8169A, D8171A, D8173A, D8174A, D8181A, D8183A, D8184A, D8186A, D8188A, D9784A, D9785A, D9786A, D9788A, D9791A, D9793A, P1626A, P1628A, P1633A) Matrox Productiva G200 AGP Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (mga) None N/A None N/A ??? ??? No
Vectra VEi8 (D8167N, D8152N, D8172N, D8182N, D8187N, D9787N, D9789A, D9792N, P1627A) Matrox Productiva G200 AGP Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (mga) 3Com 905B-TX 10/100 BTRem. Yes driver 3c59xRem. None N/A ??? ??? No
Vectra VL5 (D4552A, D4543A, D4554A, D4555A, D4556A, D4557A, D4558A, D4559A, D4560A, D4567A, D4562A, D4563A, D4572A, D4574A, D4576A, D4579A, D4577A) S3 Trio 64V2 PCI Yes XFree 3.3.6Rem. (S3) None N/A None N/A ??? ??? Yes
Vectra VL6 Cirrus Logic GD 5446 PCI Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (cirrus) None N/A None N/A ??? ??? Yes
Vectra VL6 Matrox Millenium II PCI Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (mga) None N/A None N/A ??? ??? No
Vectra VL7 (D5710A, D5711N, D5725A, D5720A, D5721N, D5731N, D5797N, D5737A, D5799N) Cirrus Logic GD 5465 AGPRem. Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (cirrus) None N/A None N/A ??? ??? Yes
Vectra VL7 (D5734N, D5729N, D5739N, D5728N, D5798N) Matrox Millenium II PCI Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (mga) None N/A None N/A ??? ??? No
Vectra VL7 (D5724N, D5796N) Cirrus Logic GD 5465 AGPRem. Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (cirrus) AMD 79C971 KC 10/100 BT Yes driver pcnet32 None N/A ??? ??? No
Vectra VL8 (D5880A, D5882A, D5890A, D5891A, D5893A, D5896A, D5898A, D5900A, D5902A, D6945A) Chipset BXRem. Matrox Productiva G100 AGPRem. Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (mga) None N/A None N/A ??? ??? No
Vectra VL8 (D5881A, D5883A, D5894A, D5888A, D5892A) Chipset BXRem. Matrox Productiva G100 AGPRem. Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (mga) 3Com 905B-TX 10/100 BTRem. Yes driver 3c59xRem. None N/A ??? ??? No
Vectra VL8 (D5887A) Chipset BXRem. Matrox Productiva G100 AGPRem. Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (mga) 3Com 905B-TX 10/100 BTRem. Yes driver 3c59xRem. ??? ??? ??? ??? No
Vectra VL8 (D6944A) Chipset BXRem. Matrox Millenium G200 AGP Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (mga) None N/A None N/A ??? ??? No
Vectra VL8 (D6940A, D6941A, D6942A) Chipset BXRem. Matrox Millenium G200 AGP Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (mga) 3Com 905B-TX 10/100 BTRem. Yes driver 3c59xRem. None N/A ??? ??? No
Vectra VL8 (D6943A) Chipset BXRem. Matrox Millenium G200 AGP Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (mga) 3Com 905B-TX 10/100 BTRem. Yes driver 3c59xRem. Adaptec AIC 7880 UW PCI Yes driver aic7xxxRem. ??? ??? Yes
Vectra VLi8 (D7941A, D7943A, D7945A, D7948A, D7951A, D7953A, D7955A, D7961A, D7963A, D7965A, D7958A, D7968A, D7969A, D7973A, D7976A, D9459A, D9460A, D9463A, D9467A, D9774A, D9810A, P1894A, P1898A) Matrox Millenium G200 AGP Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (mga) None N/A None N/A Cirrus Logic CS 4614 Yes driver AlsaRem. Yes
Vectra VLi8 (D7826A, D7836A, D7837A, D7846A, D7847A, D7848A, D7856A, D7857A, D7866A, D7867N, D7876A, D7877N, D7942A, D7949A, D7952A, D7959A, D7962A, D7969A, D7972A, D8696A, D8697A, D8950A, D9456A, D9457N, D9461A, D9462A, D9770N, D9771N, D9775A, D9778A, D9779N, D9809A, P1896A, P1899A) Matrox Millenium G200 AGP Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (mga) 3Com 905C-TX 10/100 BT Yes driver 3c59xRem. None N/A Cirrus Logic CS 4614 Yes driver AlsaRem. Yes
Vectra VL400 (D9815A, D9816A, D9817A, D9818A, D9819A, D9820A, D9821A, D9822A, D9824A, D9826A, D9828A, D9829A, D9830A, D9831A, D9833A, P1555A, P1556A, P1557A, P1558A, P1560A, P2260A, P2261A, P2266A, P2265A, P2778A, P2779A, P3351A, P3353A, P3389A, P3390A, P3391A, P3394A, P3614A, P3615A, P3616A, P3618A, P3687A, P3691A, P3694A, P3697A, P3698A, P3699A, P3700A, P3702A, P3704A, P3728A, P3730A, P3732A, P3733A, P3734A, P3735A, P3736A, P3737A, P3738A, P3739A, P3740A, P3743A, P3744A, P3745A, P3746A, P3747A, P4110A, P4116A, P4119A, P4120A, P4121A, P4128A, P4129A, P4130A, P4134A, P4136A, P4137A, P4138A, P4140A, P4352A, P4354A, P4355A, P4368A, P4369A, P4370A, P4371A, P4745A, P4746A, P4747A, P4748A, P4752A, P4753A, P5060A, P5069A, P5075A, P5120A, P5121A, P5123A, P5125A, P5126A, P5133A, P5144A, P5598A) Chipset i820Rem. Intel i815 AGPRem. Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (i810) 3Com 905C-TX 10/100 BT Yes driver 3c59xRem. None N/A Intel 82810 Audio Yes driver AlsaRem. Yes
Vectra VL400 (D9825A, D9827A, D9832A, D9834A, P1554A, P1559A, P1561A, P1562A, P3352A, P3384A, P3686A, P3701A, P3703A, P3617A, P3619A, P3688A, P3689A, P3690A, P3692A, P3693A, P3695A, P3696A, P4112N, P4113N, P4114N, P4115A, P4117A, P4118A, P4122A, P4123N, P4124N, P4125N, P4126N, P4127N, P4133A, P4356A, P4357A, P4358A, P4359A, P4360A, P4361A, P4362A, P4363A, P4364A, P4365A, P4366A, P4167A) Chipset i820Rem. Matrox Millenium G450D AGPRem. Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (mga) 3Com 905C-TX 10/100 BT Yes driver 3c59xRem. None N/A Intel 82810 Audio Yes driver AlsaRem. RedHat 7.0
Vectra VL400 (P2257A) Chipset i820Rem. Matrox Millenium G400D AGP Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (mga) 3Com 905C-TX 10/100 BT Yes driver 3c59xRem. None N/A Intel 82810 Audio Yes driver AlsaRem. No
Vectra VL400 (P5083A) Chipset i820Rem. nVidia GeForce 2 GTS AGP Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (nv) 3Com 905C-TX 10/100 BT Yes driver 3c59xRem. None N/A Intel 82810 Audio Yes driver AlsaRem. No
Vectra VL410 (D4768A, P5622A, P5957A, P5958A, P5959A, P5960A, P5962A, P5963A, P6096A, P6097A, P6098A) Intel i810 AGPRem. Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (i810) Intel PRO 10/100 BT Yes driver eepro100 or e100 None N/A Analog Device 1885 Yes driver AD1885 No
Vectra VL410 (P5964A) nVidia GeForce 2 GTS AGP Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (nv) Intel PRO 10/100 BT Yes driver eepro100 or e100 None N/A Analog Device 1885 Yes driver AD1885 No
Vectra VL420 (P5754A, P5755A, P5756A, P5757A, P5761A, P5762A, P5764A, P5765A, P5767A, P5769A, P5770A, P5956A, P5962A, P5967A, P5978A, P5985A, P5988A, P5991A) ATI Rage 128 AGP 8MB Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (ati) Intel PRO 10/100 BT Yes driver eepro100 or e100 None N/A Analog Device 1885 Yes driver AD1885 No
Vectra VL420 (P5760A, P5763A, P5766A, P5768A, P5986A, P5990A) nVidia GeForce 2 GTS AGP Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (nv) Intel PRO 10/100 BT Yes driver eepro100 or e100 None N/A Analog Device 1885 Yes driver AD1885 No
Vectra VL600 (D9733A, D8643A, D8653A, D8657A, D8663A, D8667A, D9737A, D8647A, D8677A, P2780A, P3285A, P3288A) Chipset i820Rem. Matrox Millenium G250 AGP Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (mga) None N/A None N/A Cirrus Logic CS 4614 Yes driver AlsaRem. No
Vectra VL600 (D7543N, D8644N, D8648N, D8654N, D8658N, D8664N, D8668N, D8678A, D9734N, D9738N, P2786A, P3286N, P3289N, P3604N, P3705N) Chipset i820Rem. Matrox Millenium G250 AGP Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (mga) 3Com 905C-TX 10/100 BT Yes driver 3c59xRem. None N/A Cirrus Logic CS 4614 Yes driver AlsaRem. No
Vectra VL600 (D8635A, D8645A, D8649N, D8655A, D8659N, D8665A, D8669N, D8679N, D9735A, D9739N, P2787A, P3287A, P3290N, P3344N, P3345N, P3605N, P3606N, P3607N, P3608N, P3610N) Chipset i820Rem. Matrox Millenium G400D AGP Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (mga) 3Com 905C-TX 10/100 BT Yes driver 3c59xRem. None N/A Cirrus Logic CS 4614 Yes driver AlsaRem. Yes
Vectra VL600 (P3609N) Chipset i820Rem. Matrox Millenium G450D AGPRem. Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (mga) 3Com 905C-TX 10/100 BT Yes driver 3c59xRem. None N/A Cirrus Logic CS 4614 Yes driver AlsaRem. No
Vectra VL600 (D8656N) Chipset i820Rem. Matrox Millenium G250 AGP Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (mga) None N/A ??? ??? Cirrus Logic CS 4614 Yes driver AlsaRem. No
Vectra VL800 (P2059A, P2074A, P2076A, P2077A, P2078A, P2080A, P2693A, P3631A, P3633A, P3635A, P3637A, P3638A, P3643A, P3644A) P4 Chipset i850Rem. Matrox Millenium G450D AGPRem. Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (mga) 3Com 905C-TX 10/100 BT Yes driver 3c59xRem. None N/A Cirrus Logic CS 4299 Yes driver cs4299 No
Vectra VL800 (P2057A, P2060A, P2075A, P2079A, P2081A, P2694A, P2695A, P3632A, P3634A, P3636A, P3642A) P4 Chipset i850Rem. nVidia GeForce 2 GTS AGP Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (nv) 3Com 905C-TX 10/100 BT Yes driver 3c59xRem. None N/A Cirrus Logic CS 4299 Yes driver cs4299 RedHat 7.1
Vectra VL800 (P2696A, P2697A, P3642A) P4 Chipset i850Rem. nVidia GeForce 2 GTS AGP Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (nv) 3Com 905C-TX 10/100 BT Yes driver 3c59xRem. None N/A Sound Blaster Live! Yes driver emu10k1Rem. No
Vectra VL800 (P2058A, P3223A, P3224A, P3225A, P3226A, P3640A) P4 Chipset i850Rem. ATI Rage 128 AGP 8MB Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (ati) 3Com 905C-TX 10/100 BT Yes driver 3c59xRem. None N/A Cirrus Logic CS 4299 Yes driver cs4299 No
Vectra VL800 (P3639A) P4 Chipset i850Rem. ATI Rage 128 AGP 8MB Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (ati) 3Com 905C-TX 10/100 BT Yes driver 3c59xRem. None N/A Cirrus Logic CS 4299 Yes driver cs4299 Preload Mandrake 8.0
Vectra XA (D3986A, D3989A, D3990A, D3991A, D3993A, D4770N, D4771N, D4773N, D4774N, D3994N, D3995N, D4776N) Matrox Millenium II PCI Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (mga) AMD 79C971 KC 10/100 BT Yes driver pcnet32 None N/A ??? ??? No
Vectra XA (D4777A) Matrox Millenium II PCI Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (mga) AMD 79C971 KC 10/100 BT Yes driver pcnet32 Adaptec AIC 7880 UW PCI Yes driver aic7xxxRem. ??? ??? Yes

Table 3-3. e-PC and Linux

Machine Graphic Card Linux support Network Card Linux support SCSI Card Linux support Sound Card Linux support Tested
e-Vectra (D9896T, D9897T, D9898T, D9899T, P2024T, P2025T, P2027T, P2706T, P2707T) Intel i810 AGPRem. Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (i810) 3Com 905C-TX 10/100 BT Yes driver 3c59xRem. None N/A Intel 82810 Audio Yes driver AlsaRem. Yes
e-PC (P2321A, P2760A, P2761A, P2763A, P2765A, P2791A, P2792A, P2793A, P2794A, P2795A, P3355A, P3362A, P4229A, P4230A, P4256A, P4265A, P4266A, P4269A, P4271A, P4272A, P4273A, P4274A, P4278A, P4941A, P4946A, P4949A) Intel i810 AGPRem. Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (i810) 3Com 905C-TX 10/100 BT Yes driver 3c59xRem. None N/A Intel 82810 Audio Yes driver AlsaRem. RedHat 7.0
e-PC (P4315A, P4327A, P4328A, P4329A, P5802A) Intel i815 AGPRem. Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (i810) Intel PRO 10/100 BT Yes driver eepro100 or e100 None N/A Intel 82810 Audio Yes driver AlsaRem. RedHat 7.1, Mandrake 8.0, 8.1

Table 3-4. Kayak and Linux

Machine Graphic Card Linux support Network Card Linux support SCSI Card Linux support Sound Card Linux support Tested
Kayak XA (D4792A, D4795N) Cirrus Logic GD 5465 AGPRem. Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (cirrus) None N/A None N/A ??? ??? No
Kayak XA (D4807N, D4796N, D6491N, D6492N, D4806N, D4808N, D6493N) Cirrus Logic GD 5465 AGPRem. Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (cirrus) AMD 79C971 KC 10/100 BT Yes driver pcnet32 None N/A ??? ??? Yes
Kayak XA (D4798N, D6490N, D4799N, D4803N, D6494N) Cirrus Logic GD 5465 AGPRem. Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (cirrus) AMD 79C974 KC 10/100 BT + SCSI Yes driver pcnet32 Symbios Logic 8751SP with network card Yes driver ncr53c8xxRem. Analog Device 1816 Yes driver AD1816Rem. Yes
Kayak XA (D4796S, D6493S) Matrox Millenium II AGP Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (mga) None N/A None N/A ??? ??? No
Kayak XA (D4803S) Matrox Millenium II AGP Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (mga) AMD 79C974 KC 10/100 BT + SCSI Yes driver pcnet32 Symbios Logic 8751SP with network card Yes driver ncr53c8xxRem. ??? ??? No
Kayak XA (D6720N, D6721N, D6723N, D6726N, D6724N, D6730N, D6731N, D6735N, D6736N, D6738N, D6739N, D7994N) Matrox Millenium G200 AGP Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (mga) None N/A None N/A AZTEC 2320Rem. Yes driver AlsaRem. No
Kayak XA (D6722N, D6729N, D6734N) Elsa Gloria Synergy + AGPRem. Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (glint) None N/A None N/A ??? ??? Yes
Kayak XA (D6725N, D6732N, D6737N, D7993N) Matrox Millenium G200 AGP Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (mga) AMD 79C971 KC 10/100 BT + SCSI (D6692A)Rem. Yes driver pcnet32 Symbios Logic 53c875 with network card (D6692A) Yes driver ncr53c8xxRem. ??? ??? Yes
Kayak XA (D6727N) Elsa Gloria Synergy + AGPRem. Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (glint) AMD 79C971 KC 10/100 BT + SCSI (D6692A)Rem. Yes driver pcnet32 Symbios Logic 53c875 with network card (D6692A) Yes driver ncr53c8xxRem. ??? ??? No
Kayak XA (D6728N, D6733N) Accel Galaxy AGP Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. in Frame Buffer mode (FBDEV)Rem. Not interesting None N/A None N/A ??? ??? No
Kayak XA-s (D5751N, D5752N, D5753N, D5755N, D5754N, D5756N, D5759N) Chipset BXRem. Matrox Productiva G100 AGPRem. Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (mga) None N/A None N/A ??? ??? No
Kayak XA-s (D5757N, D5758N) Chipset BXRem. Matrox Productiva G100 AGPRem. Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (mga) AMD 79C971 KC 10/100 BT + SCSI (D6692A)Rem. Yes driver pcnet32 Symbios Logic 53c875 with network card (D6692A) Yes driver ncr53c8xxRem. ??? ??? Yes
Kayak XA-s (D5765N, D5763N, D5766N, D5769N, D7982N, D7986N, D7991N, D7987N) Chipset BXRem. Matrox Productiva G200 AGP Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (mga) None N/A None N/A ??? ??? Yes
Kayak XA-s (D5768N, D5767N) Chipset BXRem. Matrox Productiva G200 AGP Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (mga) AMD 79C971 KC 10/100 BT + SCSI (D6692A)Rem. Yes driver pcnet32 Symbios Logic 53c875 with network card (D6692A) Yes driver ncr53c8xxRem. ??? ??? No
Kayak XA-s (D5762N, D7984N, D7988N) Chipset BXRem. Elsa Gloria Synergy + AGPRem. Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (glint) AMD 79C971 KC 10/100 BT + SCSI (D6692A)Rem. Yes driver pcnet32 Symbios Logic 53c875 with network card (D6692A) Yes driver ncr53c8xxRem. ??? ??? Yes
Kayak XA-s (D5764N, D7983N, D7989N) Chipset BXRem. Accel Galaxy AGP Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. in Frame Buffer mode (FBDEV)Rem. Not interesting AMD 79C971 KC 10/100 BT + SCSI (D6692A)Rem. Yes driver pcnet32 Symbios Logic 53c875 with network card (D6692A) Yes driver ncr53c8xxRem. ??? ??? No
Kayak XA-s (D7990N) Chipset BXRem. Matrox Productiva G100 AGPRem. Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (mga) AMD 79C971 KC 10/100 BT + SCSI (D6692A)Rem. Yes driver pcnet32 Symbios Logic 53c875 with network card (D6692A) Yes driver ncr53c8xxRem. ??? ??? No
Kayak XA-s (D7992N) Chipset BXRem. Elsa Gloria Synergy II AGP Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (glint) AMD 79C971 KC 10/100 BT + SCSI (D6692A)Rem. Yes driver pcnet32 Symbios Logic 53c875 with network card (D6692A) Yes driver ncr53c8xxRem. Analog Device 1816 Yes driver AD1816Rem. Yes
Kayak XM600 (D9531N, D9533N, D9535N, D9541N, D9549N, D9552N, D9553N, D9555N, D9556N, D9557N, D9559N, P1642N, P1645N, P1653N, P1655N, P1658N, P2055N, P2191N, P2202N) Matrox Millenium G250 AGP Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (mga) SMC 1211 TX EZ Card 10/100 BT Yes driver rtl8139 None N/A Cirrus Logic CS 4614 Yes driver AlsaRem. No
Kayak XM600 (P1650N, P1652N, P1656N) Matrox Millenium G250 AGP Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (mga) SMC 1211 TX EZ Card 10/100 BT Yes driver rtl8139 Symbios Logic 53C895 PCI Yes driver ncr53c8xxRem. Cirrus Logic CS 4614 Yes driver AlsaRem. No
Kayak XM600 (D8350N, D9554N, D9558N) Rem. Matrox Millenium G250 AGP Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (mga) SMC 1211 TX EZ Card 10/100 BT Yes driver rtl8139 None N/A Cirrus Logic CS 4614 Yes driver AlsaRem. No
Kayak XM600 (P2054N) Rem. Matrox Millenium G400D AGP Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (mga) None N/A None N/A Cirrus Logic CS 4614 Yes driver AlsaRem. No
Kayak XM600 (D9563N) Matrox Millenium G400D AGP Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (mga) None N/A None N/A Cirrus Logic CS 4614 Yes driver AlsaRem. No
Kayak XM600 (D9536N, D9537N, D9538N, D9544N, D9548N, P1646N, P1648N, P2192N, P2193N, P2203N, P2204N, P2204N, P2192N, P2193N) Matrox Millenium G400D AGP Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (mga) SMC 1211 TX EZ Card 10/100 BT Yes driver rtl8139 None N/A Cirrus Logic CS 4614 Yes driver AlsaRem. No
Kayak XM600 (D9539N, D9565N, P1651N, P1657N, P2190N, P2194N) Matrox Millenium G400D AGP Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (mga) SMC 1211 TX EZ Card 10/100 BT Yes driver rtl8139 Symbios Logic 53C895 PCI Yes driver ncr53c8xxRem. Cirrus Logic CS 4614 Yes driver AlsaRem. No
Kayak XM600 (D9550N, D9567N) Elsa Gloria Synergy II AGP Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (glint) SMC 1211 TX EZ Card 10/100 BT Yes driver rtl8139 None N/A Cirrus Logic CS 4614 Yes driver AlsaRem. Yes
Kayak XM600 (D9534N, D9540N, D9543N, D9546N, D9564N, P1644N, P1647N, P1649N, P2053N, P2056N, P2195N, P2210N, P2211N) Elsa Gloria Synergy II AGP Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (glint) SMC 1211 TX EZ Card 10/100 BT Yes driver rtl8139 Symbios Logic 53C895 PCI Yes driver ncr53c8xxRem. Cirrus Logic CS 4614 Yes driver AlsaRem. Yes
Kayak XM600 (D9545N, D8366N) 3DLabs Oxygen GVX1 AGP Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. in Frame Buffer mode (FBDEV)Rem. SMC 1211 TX EZ Card 10/100 BT Yes driver rtl8139 Symbios Logic 53C895 PCI Yes driver ncr53c8xxRem. Cirrus Logic CS 4614 Yes driver AlsaRem. Yes
Kayak XU (D4691N, D4692N, D4695N, D4701N, D4693N, D4694N, D4702N, D4705N) Matrox Millenium II PCI Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (mga) AMD 79C971 KC 10/100 BT Yes driver pcnet32 Adaptec AIC 7860 PCI + Adaptec AIC 7880 UW PCI Yes driver aic7xxxRem. ??? ??? Yes
Kayak XU (D5680N, D5682N, D5683N, D5684N) Chipset BXRem. Matrox Millenium II PCI Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (mga) AMD 79C971 KC 10/100 BT Yes driver pcnet32 Adaptec AIC 7860 PCI + Adaptec AIC 7880 UW PCI Yes driver aic7xxxRem. Analog Device 1816 Yes driver AD1816Rem. Yes
Kayak XU (D5702, D5704, D5686N, D6336N, D6348N, D8431N, D8920N) Matrox Millenium G200 AGP Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (mga) AMD 79C972 10/100 BT + SCSI (D6692A)Rem. Yes driver pcnet32 Symbios Logic 53c875 with network card (D6692A) + Adaptec AIC 7880 PCI Yes driver ncr53c8xx and driver aic7xxx ??? ??? Yes
Kayak XU (D5687N, D6333N, D6334N, D8432N, D6345N, D8923N) Elsa Gloria Synergy + AGPRem. Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (glint) AMD 79C972 10/100 BT + SCSI (D6692A)Rem. Yes driver pcnet32 Symbios Logic 53c875 with network card (D6692A) + Adaptec AIC 7880 PCI Yes driver ncr53c8xx and driver aic7xxx ??? ??? No
Kayak XU (D6337N, D6346N) Accel Galaxy AGP Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. in Frame Buffer mode (FBDEV)Rem. Not interesting AMD 79C972 10/100 BT + SCSI (D6692A)Rem. Yes driver pcnet32 Symbios Logic 53c875 with network card (D6692A) + Adaptec AIC 7880 PCI Yes driver ncr53c8xx and driver aic7xxx ??? ??? No
Kayak XU (D6347N) Matrox Productiva G100 AGPRem. Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (mga) AMD 79C972 10/100 BT + SCSI (D6692A)Rem. Yes driver pcnet32 Symbios Logic 53c875 with network card (D6692A) + Adaptec AIC 7880 PCI Yes driver ncr53c8xx and driver aic7xxx ??? ??? No
Kayak XU (D8924N) Matrox Millenium G400D AGP Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (mga) AMD 79C972 10/100 BT + SCSI (D6692A)Rem. Yes driver pcnet32 Symbios Logic 53c875 with network card (D6692A) + Adaptec AIC 7880 PCI Yes driver ncr53c8xx and driver aic7xxx ??? ??? No
Kayak XU700 (A7185C) Matrox Millenium G450D AGPRem. Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (mga) ??? ??? None N/A ??? ??? No
Kayak XU700 (A7186C) Matrox Millenium G450D AGPRem. Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (mga) ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? No
Kayak XU800 (D8019N) Rem. Matrox Millenium G250 AGP Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (mga) SMC 1211 TX EZ Card 10/100 BT Yes driver rtl8139 None N/A Cirrus Logic CS 4614 Yes driver AlsaRem. No
Kayak XU800 (D8021N, P1586N, P1661N) Rem. Matrox Millenium G400D AGP Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (mga) SMC 1211 TX EZ Card 10/100 BT Yes driver rtl8139 None N/A Cirrus Logic CS 4614 Yes driver AlsaRem. No
Kayak XU800 (D8000N, D8001N) Rem. Rem. Matrox Millenium G250 AGP Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (mga) SMC 1211 TX EZ Card 10/100 BT Yes driver rtl8139 Symbios Logic 53C895 PCI Yes driver ncr53c8xxRem. Cirrus Logic CS 4614 Yes driver AlsaRem. No
Kayak XU800 (D8002N, D8010N, D8016N, P1585N, P1589N, P1663N, P1664N, P1668N) Rem. Matrox Millenium G250 AGP Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (mga) SMC 1211 TX EZ Card 10/100 BT Yes driver rtl8139 Symbios Logic 53C895 PCI Yes driver ncr53c8xxRem. Cirrus Logic CS 4614 Yes driver AlsaRem. No
Kayak XU800 (D8003N, D8006N, D8012N, P1587N, P1665N, P1669N) Rem. Matrox Millenium G400D AGP Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (mga) SMC 1211 TX EZ Card 10/100 BT Yes driver rtl8139 Symbios Logic 53C895 PCI Yes driver ncr53c8xxRem. Cirrus Logic CS 4614 Yes driver AlsaRem. Yes
Kayak XU800 (P1667N) Rem. Rem. Matrox Millenium G400D AGP Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (mga) SMC 1211 TX EZ Card 10/100 BT Yes driver rtl8139 Symbios Logic 53C895 PCI Yes driver ncr53c8xxRem. Cirrus Logic CS 4614 Yes driver AlsaRem. No
Kayak XU800 (D8007N, D8013N, D8020N, D8022N, P1588N, P1590N, P1662N, P3220N, P3221N) Rem. Elsa Gloria Synergy II AGP Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (glint) SMC 1211 TX EZ Card 10/100 BT Yes driver rtl8139 Symbios Logic 53C895 PCI Yes driver ncr53c8xxRem. Cirrus Logic CS 4614 Yes driver AlsaRem. No
Kayak XU800 (D8009N, D8015N) Rem. 3DLabs Oxygen GVX1 AGP Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. in Frame Buffer mode (FBDEV)Rem. SMC 1211 TX EZ Card 10/100 BT Yes driver rtl8139 Symbios Logic 53C895 PCI Yes driver ncr53c8xxRem. Cirrus Logic CS 4614 Yes driver AlsaRem. Yes
Kayak XW (D6475N) Elsa Gloria SynergyRem. Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (glint) AMD 79C971 KC 10/100 BT Yes driver pcnet32 Adaptec AIC 7860 PCI + Adaptec AIC 7880 UW PCI Yes driver aic7xxxRem. ??? ??? No
Kayak XW (D5505N, D5507N, D5509N) Accel Eclipse PCI Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. in Frame Buffer mode (FBDEV)Rem. Not interesting AMD 79C971 KC 10/100 BT Yes driver pcnet32 Adaptec AIC 7860 PCI + Adaptec AIC 7880 UW PCI Yes driver aic7xxxRem. ??? ??? No
Kayak XW (D5510N, D5514N, D6485N) HP Fx-4 AGP Yes HP X ServerRem. AMD 79C971 KC 10/100 BT Yes driver pcnet32 Adaptec AIC 7860 PCI + Adaptec AIC 7880 UW PCI Yes driver aic7xxxRem. ??? ??? No
Kayak XW (D6480N, D6481N, D6482N) Chipset BXRem. Accel Eclipse PCI Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. in Frame Buffer mode (FBDEV)Rem. Not interesting ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? No
Kayak XW (D6797N) HP Fx-6 AGP Yes HP X ServerRem. ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? No
Kayak XW (D6486N, D6487N, D6488N) Chipset BXRem. HP Fx-4 AGP Yes HP X ServerRem. ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? No

The health monitoring system HP Kayak Maxilife, available on the whole Kayak range, is supported by Linux with the tool Lm_sensors

3.2.1.2. Desktop computer accessories

The following table provides all information on the support for this hardware by Linux.

Table 3-5. Desktop computer accessories

Reference Card type Chipset Linux support Tested
D1553A Extension ISA Slots Extension kit Yes Yes
D5480A FastRaid Card Adaptec ARO Raidport No No
D6690A FastRaid Card Adaptec ARO Raidport No No
D6951A SCSI Card Adaptec AIC 7880 UW PCI Yes driver aic7xxxRem. Yes
D9528A SCSI Card Symbios Logic 8952U Ultra2 Wide PCI ??? No
D9529A SCSI Card Symbios Logic 53C895 PCI Yes driver ncr53c8xxRem. Yes
D9663A SCSI Card Symbios Logic 53C895 PCI Yes driver ncr53c8xxRem. Yes
D9561A SCSI Card ??? ??? No
P2280A SCSI Card Adaptec AIC 29160 PCI Yes driver aic7xxxRem. No
D6936A Network Card AMD 79C972 AKC 10/100 BT Yes driver pcnet32 Yes
D7504A Network Card 3Com 905B-TX 10/100 BTRem. Yes driver 3c59xRem. Yes
D7506A Network Card Intel PRO 10/100 BT Yes driver eepro100 or e100 No
D7508A Network Card ??? ??? No
D7522A Network Card 3Com 905C-TX 10/100 BT Yes driver 3c59xRem. Yes
D7531A Network Card Carte HP chipset RealTek Yes driver RealTek Yes
D6657A Sound Card ??? ??? No
D5183A Sound Card ??? ??? No
P1552A Video Card Matrox Millenium G250 AGP Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (mga) Yes
D9521A Video Card Matrox Millenium G400D AGP Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (mga) Yes
D9509A, D9522A, D9522B Video Card Elsa Gloria Synergy II AGP Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (glint) Yes
D9523A Video Card 3DLabs Oxygen GVX1 AGP Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. in Frame Buffer mode (FBDEV)Rem. Yes
P1971A, P2289A (MX) Video Card nVidia GeForce 2 GTS AGP Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (nv) No

CD-ROM, DVD and ZIP drives are supported by Linux kernel. Read the various HOWTO for their use, following the interface type.

3.2.1.3. The workstation range (Visualize, HP workstation)

Visualize systems come in two flavors: the p and x class systems are preinstalled, supported, and configured with Windows; the pl and xl class systems are preinstalled, supported, and configured with Linux. There is no hardware difference between the base systems, but the Linux image that is preinstalled on the pl and xl is customized so that all drivers for the systems are preconfigured -- there's no need to specify or tune the box and drivers.

Table 3-6. Visualize and Linux

Machine Graphic Card Linux support Network Card Linux support SCSI Card Linux support Sound Card Linux support Tested
Visualize P (A1296A, A5015A) Chipset BXRem. Elsa Gloria Synergy + AGPRem. Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (glint) AMD 79C971 KC 10/100 BT + SCSI (D6692A)Rem. Yes driver pcnet32 Symbios Logic 53c875 with network card (D6692A) Yes driver ncr53c8xxRem. Analog Device 1816 Yes driver AD1816Rem. RedHat 6.0, 6.1
Visualize P (A1296A, A5015A) Chipset BXRem. Elsa Gloria Synergy II AGP Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (glint) AMD 79C971 KC 10/100 BT + SCSI (D6692A)Rem. Yes driver pcnet32 Symbios Logic 53c875 with network card (D6692A) Yes driver ncr53c8xxRem. Analog Device 1816 Yes driver AD1816Rem. RedHat 6.0, 6.1
Visualize P (A6034A, A6038A) Elsa Gloria Synergy II AGP Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (glint) Intel i82557 / i82558 10/100 BT (D5013A/B) Yes driver eepro100 or e100 Adaptec AIC 7892 PCI Yes driver aic7xxxRem. Cirrus Logic CS 4280 Yes driver AlsaRem. RedHat 6.2
Visualize P (A6034A, A6038A) HP Fx-5 AGP Yes HP X ServerRem. Intel i82557 / i82558 10/100 BT (D5013A/B) Yes driver eepro100 or e100 Adaptec AIC 7892 PCI Yes driver aic7xxxRem. Cirrus Logic CS 4280 Yes driver AlsaRem. RedHat 6.2
Visualize P (A6034A, A6038A) HP Fx-10 AGP Yes HP X ServerRem. Intel i82557 / i82558 10/100 BT (D5013A/B) Yes driver eepro100 or e100 Adaptec AIC 7892 PCI Yes driver aic7xxxRem. Cirrus Logic CS 4280 Yes driver AlsaRem. RedHat 6.2
Visualize X (A1297A, A5014A) Chipset BXRem. Elsa Gloria Synergy + AGPRem. Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (glint) AMD 79C971 KC 10/100 BT + SCSI (D6692A)Rem. Yes driver pcnet32 Symbios Logic 53c875 with network card (D6692A) Yes driver ncr53c8xxRem. Analog Device 1816 Yes driver AD1816Rem. RedHat 6.0
Visualize X (A1280A, A6020A) Elsa Gloria Synergy II AGP Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (glint) Intel i82557 / i82558 10/100 BT (D5013A/B) Yes driver eepro100 or e100 Adaptec AIC 7892 PCI Yes driver aic7xxxRem. Cirrus Logic CS 4280 Yes driver AlsaRem. RedHat 6.2
Visualize X (A1280A, A6020A) HP Fx-5 AGP Yes HP X ServerRem. Intel i82557 / i82558 10/100 BT (D5013A/B) Yes driver eepro100 or e100 Adaptec AIC 7892 PCI Yes driver aic7xxxRem. Cirrus Logic CS 4280 Yes driver AlsaRem. RedHat 6.2
Visualize X (A1280A, A6020A) HP Fx-10 AGP Yes HP X ServerRem. Intel i82557 / i82558 10/100 BT (D5013A/B) Yes driver eepro100 or e100 Adaptec AIC 7892 PCI Yes driver aic7xxxRem. Cirrus Logic CS 4280 Yes driver AlsaRem. RedHat 6.2

A page dedicated to these machines and their support under Linux is available at the following address : http://www.hp.com/workstations/products/linux/index.html

A page of questions and answers on these machines is also available at the following address : http://www.hp.com/visualize/programs/news/archive/qa1.html

In particular, it's recommended to use a kernel 2.2.16 at least to support correctly the SCSI controller of these machines.

A beta X server for the FX2+, FX4+ and FX6+ cards is available at the following address : http://www.hp.com/workstations/support/software/drivers/linux/video/fxvideo/fx6/driver.html?

An X server for the FX5 and FX10 cards is available at the following address : http://www.hp.com/workstations/support/software/drivers/linux/video/fxvideo/fx10/index.html

Table 3-7. HP workstation and Linux

Machine Graphic Card Linux support Network Card Linux support SCSI Card Linux support Sound Card Linux support Tested
X1000 (A7778A) Matrox Millenium G450D AGPRem. Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (mga) Intel PRO 10/100 BT Yes driver eepro100 or e100 None N/A Cirrus Logic CS 4299 Yes driver cs4299 No
X1000 (A7779A, A7780A) nVidia Quadro2 Pro AGP Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (nv) Intel PRO 10/100 BT Yes driver eepro100 or e100 Adaptec AIC 7892 PCI Yes driver aic7xxxRem. Cirrus Logic CS 4299 Yes driver cs4299 No
X2000 (A7236A, A7236B) Matrox Millenium G450D AGPRem. Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (mga) SMC 1211 TX EZ Card 10/100 BT Yes driver rtl8139 None N/A Cirrus Logic CS 4299 Yes driver cs4299 RedHat 7.1
X2000 (A7237A) nVidia Quadro2 Pro AGP Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (nv) SMC 1211 TX EZ Card 10/100 BT Yes driver rtl8139 Adaptec AIC 7892 PCI Yes driver aic7xxxRem. Cirrus Logic CS 4299 Yes driver cs4299 RedHat 7.1
X2000 (A7238A, A7862A) ATI fireGL2 AGPRem. Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (fireglRem.) SMC 1211 TX EZ Card 10/100 BT Yes driver rtl8139 Adaptec AIC 7892 PCI Yes driver aic7xxxRem. Cirrus Logic CS 4299 Yes driver cs4299 RedHat 7.1
X2000 (A7805A) None N/A SMC 1211 TX EZ Card 10/100 BT Yes driver rtl8139 Adaptec AIC 7892 PCI Yes driver aic7xxxRem. Cirrus Logic CS 4299 Yes driver cs4299 RedHat 7.1
X4000 (A7264A, A8034A) Matrox Millenium G450D AGPRem. Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (mga) Intel PRO 10/100 BT Yes driver eepro100 or e100 Symbios Logic 53C810 PCI Yes driver ncr53c8xxRem. ??? ??? RedHat 7.1
X4000 (A7265A, A8037A) None N/A Intel PRO 10/100 BT Yes driver eepro100 or e100 Symbios Logic 53C810 PCI Yes driver ncr53c8xxRem. ??? ??? RedHat 7.1
X4000 (A7266A, A8035A) nVidia Quadro2 Pro AGP Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (nv) Intel PRO 10/100 BT Yes driver eepro100 or e100 Symbios Logic 53C810 PCI Yes driver ncr53c8xxRem. ??? ??? RedHat 7.1
X4000 (A7267A, A8036A) ATI fireGL2 AGPRem. Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (fireglRem.) Intel PRO 10/100 BT Yes driver eepro100 or e100 Symbios Logic 53C810 PCI Yes driver ncr53c8xxRem. ??? ??? RedHat 7.1

3.2.1.4. Workstations accessories

The following table provides all information on the support for this hardware by Linux.

Table 3-8. Workstations accessories

Reference Card type Chipset Linux support Tested
A6076A Video Card ATI fireGL2 AGPRem. Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (fireglRem.) No
A7192A Video Card Matrox Millenium G450D AGPRem. Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (mga) Yes
A6064A, A6065A (MXR) Video Card nVidia Quadro2 Pro AGP Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (nv) No

CD-ROM, DVD and ZIP drives are supported by Linux kernel. Read the various HOWTO for their use, following the interface type.

There are 4 supported graphics cards with XFree86 on HP x2000 and x40000 systems with Linux: SynergyPlus, Synergy2, Matrox G450, and FireGL2/4. There are also 4 rpms that are associated with these cards and they must be present on your system in order to have a supported graphics environment: synergyplus, synergy2, firegl2 and mgag450. For example, to check for the existence of the firegl2 rpm, run

#rpm -q firegl2

Once you have installed the new card and rebooted, run /usr/X11R6/bin/graphicsconfig to configure the card. If it is a recognized card supported by your Linux system, the function will return the name of the card and it will be configured to run. At this point you may start up your X window environment.

If it returns "UNKNOWN", then your graphics card either is not one of the 4 currently supported cards, or it is a newer/older version of the card than is supported. In either case you will need to run Xconfigurator to set it up.

3.2.1.5. The mobile computer range (OmniBook)

To suspend to disk the current session, you need to not have deleted the hibernation partition (type a0), which size should be the size of the RAM, to have support for APM in the kernel, and to use the key combination Fn+F12.

To send the video signal, either to an external screen, or through the docking station, it is be necessary to add the following parameter to your XFree86 configuration file /etc/X11/XF86Config:

[...]
Section "Device"
[...]
Options "crt_screen"
[...]
This concerns mobile computers using ATI chipsets. The switch is done by pressing simultaneously on Fn-F5.

Most of the OmniBook have in option a "Port Replicator" system allowing, according to the model, to support PCI cards, complementary ports, ...

A Web page dedicated to Omnibook under Linux is available at: http://www.swiss.ai.mit.edu/projects/omnibook/

The following table provides all information on the support for this hardware by Linux.

Table 3-9. OmniBook and Linux

Machine Graphic Card Linux support Network Card Linux support SCSI Card Linux support Sound Card Linux support Tested
OmniBook Sojourn (F1430A) Neomagic MagicGraph 128XD NM2160 Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (neomagic) None N/A None N/A ??? ??? No
OmniBook XE (F1719W, F1720W, F1721W, F1722W) Rem. Silicon Motion LynxE SM810Rem. Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (siliconmotion) None N/A None N/A ESS Maestro 2 Yes driver maestroRem. Yes
OmniBook XE2 (F1664W, F1666W|N F1667W|N, F1674W, F1675W, F1753W, F1756W, F1755W|N, F1772W, F1774W|N, F1775W|N, F1962W, F2051W, F2052W|K, F2053W|K, F2055W|K, F2065W|K, F2068W, F2069W|K) Rem. Silicon Motion LynxE SM810Rem. Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (siliconmotion) None N/A None N/A ESS Maestro 3 YesRem. Yes
OmniBook XE3 (F2113W|K, F2114W|K, F3877W) Rem. Rem. S3 Savage AGPRem. Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (savage) None N/A None N/A ESS Maestro 3 YesRem. Yes
OmniBook XE3 (F2115W|K, F2116W|K, F2117W|K, F2302W|K, F2303W|K, F2305W|K, F2306W|K, F2308W|K, F2321W|K, F2331W|K, F2334W|K, F2335W|K, F2336W|K, F2396W|K, F2400W|K, F2402W|K, F3708W|K, F3863W|K, F3937H, F3939H, F4139W) Rem. Rem. S3 Savage AGPRem. Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (savage) Accton EN2242 minipci Yes driver tulip None N/A ESS Maestro 3 YesRem. Yes
OmniBook 500 (F2158W|K, F2159W|K, F2161W|K, F2162W|K) ATI Rage Mobility Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. in Frame Buffer mode (FBDEV)Rem. Rem. None N/A None N/A ESS Maestro 3 YesRem. RedHat 7.1, Debian 2.2, SuSE 7.1, 7.3
OmniBook 500 (F2164W|K, F2165W|K, F2167W|K, F2168W|K, F2974W|K, F2975W|K, F3477W|K, F3478W|K, F3483W|K, F3488W|K) ATI Rage Mobility Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. in Frame Buffer mode (FBDEV)Rem. Rem. 3Com 3C556 10/100 BT Yes driver Rem. None N/A ESS Maestro 3 YesRem. RedHat 7.1, Debian 2.2
OmniBook 600 () Rem. Chips & Technologies CT65545 Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (chips) None N/A None N/A ??? ??? RedHat 6.x, Debian 2.2
OmniBook 800 (F1360A, F1175A, F1174A, F1173A, F1172A, F1171A) Neomagic MagicGraph 128XD NM2160 Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (neomagic) None N/A SCSI Card Yes driver ncr53c8xxRem. SoundBlaster compatible Yes driver sb Mandrake 8.0, Debian 2.2
OmniBook 900 (F1711W|N, F1712W|N, F1760W|N) Neomagic MagicGraph 256AV NM2200 Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (neomagic) None N/A None N/A Analog Device 1848 Yes driver AD1848 Mandrake 8.1
OmniBook 900 (F1769W|N|K, F1770W|N|K, F1979W|N|K, F1980W|N|K, F2007W|N|K) ATI Rage Mobility Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. in Frame Buffer mode (FBDEV)Rem. Rem. None N/A None N/A ESS Maestro 2 Yes driver maestroRem. Mandrake 8.1
OmniBook 2000 (F1356A, F1397A) Chips & Technologies CT65554 Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (chips) None N/A None N/A ??? ??? No
OmniBook 2100 (F1584W, F1580W, F1581W, F1597W, F1598W, F1599W, F1600W, F1729W) Neomagic MagicGraph 128XD NM2160 Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (neomagic) None N/A None N/A Crystal CS 4232 Yes Yes
OmniBook 3000 (F1391A, F1392A, F1393A) Neomagic MagicGraph 128XD NM2160 Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (neomagic) None N/A None N/A Crystal CS 4232 Yes No
OmniBook 3100 (F1582W) Neomagic MagicGraph 128XD NM2160 Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (neomagic) None N/A None N/A SoundBlaster compatible Yes driver sb No
OmniBook 4000 () WD90C24 PCI Yes XFree 3.3.6Rem. (SVGA) None N/A None N/A ??? ??? No
OmniBook 4100 (F1462W, F1463W, F1479W, F1464W, F1703W) Neomagic MagicGraph 128XD NM2160 Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (neomagic) None N/A None N/A ??? ??? Yes
OmniBook 4150 Rem. (F1629W|N, F1640W|N, F1641W|N, F1642W|N, F1647W|N, F1648W|N, F1663W|N) Neomagic MagicGraph 256AV NM2200 Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (neomagic) None N/A None N/A ??? ??? Mandrake, Debian
OmniBook 4150 (F1649W|N|K, F1650W|N|K, F1658W|N, F1660W|N, F1662W|N|K, F1976W|N|K, F1983W|N|K, F2000W|N|K) ATI Rage Mobility Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. in Frame Buffer mode (FBDEV)Rem. Rem. None N/A None N/A ESS Maestro 2 Yes driver maestroRem. Yes
OmniBook 5000 () Chips & Technologies CT65545 Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (chips) None N/A None N/A Crystal CS 4232 Yes Yes
OmniBook 5500 () Chips & Technologies CT65548 Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (chips) None N/A None N/A Crystal CS 4232 Yes Yes
OmniBook 5700 (F1352A, F1353A, F1396A, F1354A, F1355A) Chips & Technologies CT65554 Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (chips) None N/A None N/A ??? ??? RedHat 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, Mandrake 7.1
OmniBook 6000 Rem. (F2072W|K, F2079W|K, F2081W|K, F2083W|K, F2087W|K, F2090W|K, F2140W|K, F2144W|K, F2148W|K, F2150W|K, F2186W|K, F2182W|K, F2184W|K, F2188W|K, F2197W|K, F2200W|K, F2202W|K, F2205W|K) ATI Rage Mobility Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. in Frame Buffer mode (FBDEV)Rem. Rem. 3Com 3C556 10/100 BT Yes driver Rem. None N/A ESS Maestro 3 YesRem. RedHat 6.2, 7.0, 7.1, Debian 2.2, Mandrake 7.1, 8.0
OmniBook 6100 Rem. (F3251W|K, F3253W|K, F3257W|K, F3259W|K, F3260W|K, F3262W|K, F3263W|K, F3265W|K, F3266W|K, F3268W|K) ATI Radeon Mobility AGP Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (ati) Intel PRO 10/100 BT Yes driver eepro100 or e100 None N/A ESS Maestro 3 YesRem. RedHat 7.2, Mandrake 8.1
OmniBook 7100 (F1441W, F1442W) ATI Rage LT Pro Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (ati) None N/A None N/A SoundBlaster compatible Yes driver sb RedHat 7.0
OmniBook 7150 (F1443W) ATI Rage LT Pro Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (ati) None N/A None N/A ESS Maestro 2 Yes driver maestroRem. No

3.2.1.6. Mobile computer accessories

The cards mentionned below are PCMCIA or PC-Card cards.

The following table provides all information on the support for this hardware by Linux.

Table 3-10. Mobile computer accessories

Reference Card type Chipset Linux support Tested
F1623A Modem/Net Card Xircom CEM56-100 56Kb 10/100 BT Yes driver xirc2ps_cs Yes
F1625A Modem Card ??? ??? No
F1626A Network Card 3Com 3CXFE575BT 10/100 BT ??? No
F1626B Network Card ??? ??? No
F2136B Network Card Lucent 802.11b wireless ??? No
F1643A Modem/Net Card ??? ??? No
F1782A Modem/Net Card ??? ??? No

3.2.1.7. The handheld range (Jornada)

The following table provides all information on the support for this hardware by Linux.

Table 3-11. Jornada and Linux

Machine Graphic Card Linux support Network Card Linux support SCSI Card Linux support Sound Card Linux support Tested
Jornada 710 (F1889A) ??? ??? None N/A None N/A None N/A No
Jornada 720 (F1816A, F1430A) ??? ??? None N/A None N/A None N/A No

For this machine look at : http://www.arm.linux.org.uk/developer/machines/?action=list&id=49

Models 620, 680 and 690, equiped with a superH processor are also supported by the Linux Kernel.

The other models of Jornada can not run Linux.

3.2.1.8. The server range (NetServer)

A page on how Linux works on HP NetServers is available at http://www.netserver.hp.com/netserver/products/highlights_linux.asp

An official compatibility matrix of HP NetServers with Linux and other operating systems is available at : http://netserver.hp.com/products/highlights_nos.asp

Documents (in japanese) written by Junichi Shimoda concerning management of AMI Megaraid cards and HP Instant TopTools under Linux are respectively available at http://www.jpn.hp.com/biz/products/pcserver/linux/document/pdf/rh70_lp1000r_megamgr.pdf and http://www.jpn.hp.com/biz/products/pcserver/linux/document/pdf/instanttt-rh62.pdf

Official documents to help configuring NetServers under Linux RedHat 5.2 and 6.0 are also available.

The following table provides all information on the support for this hardware by Linux.

Table 3-12. NetServers and Linux

Machine Graphic Card Linux support Network Card Linux support SCSI Card Linux support Sound Card Linux support Tested
NetServer E45 (D4973A, D4974A, D4975A, D4976A, D5971A) Cirrus Logic GD 5446 PCI Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (cirrus) Intel i82557 / i82558 10/100 BT (D5013A/B) Yes driver eepro100 or e100 Adaptec AIC 2910bui (7860) PCI Yes driver aic7xxxRem. None N/A No
NetServer E50 (D6034A, D6033A, D6035A, D6031A, D6030A, D6032A) Cirrus Logic GD 5446 PCI Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (cirrus) Intel i82557 / i82558 10/100 BT (D5013A/B) Yes driver eepro100 or e100 Adaptec AIC 7880 UW PCI Yes driver aic7xxxRem. None N/A Yes
NetServer E55 (D9337A) ATI Rage II C AGP Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (ati) Intel S82093A / i82559 10/100 BT Yes driver eepro100 or e100 Adaptec AIC 7895H PCI Yes driver aic7xxxRem. None N/A No
NetServer E60 (D7140A, D7142A, D7144A, D7146A, D7148A, D9123A, D9127A, D9128A, D9129A) ATI Rage II C AGP Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (ati) Intel S82093A / i82559 10/100 BT Yes driver eepro100 or e100 Adaptec AIC 7895H PCI Yes driver aic7xxxRem. None N/A Yes
NetServer E200 (P4595A, P5404A, P5447A) ATI Rage II C AGP Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (ati) Intel i82557 / i82558 10/100 BT (D5013A/B) Yes driver eepro100 or e100 None N/A None N/A No
NetServer E200 (P1205A, P2448A, P4594A, P5403A) ATI Rage II C AGP Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (ati) Intel i82557 / i82558 10/100 BT (D5013A/B) Yes driver eepro100 or e100 Adaptec AIC 7880 UW PCI Yes driver aic7xxxRem. None N/A No
NetServer E800 (D9400A, D9402A, D9404A, D9408A, D9409, D9411A, P1195A, P1200A, P2457A, P2458A, P2460A, P2477A, P2502A, P2503A, P2504A, P3428A, P3432A, P5368A, P5370A, P5372A, P5374A, P5551A, P5553A, P7655A ) Rem. ATI Rage II C AGP Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (ati) Intel S82093A / i82559 10/100 BT Yes driver eepro100 or e100 2 Symbios Logic 53C896 PCI Yes driver sym53c8xxRem. None N/A RedHat 7.0, Mandrake 7.2
NetServer LC (D3343A) Trident TVGA 9000i Yes XFree 3.3.6Rem. (SVGA) None N/A Adaptec AIC 7770 EISA Yes driver aic7xxxRem. None N/A Yes
NetServer LCII (D4907A, D4909A, D5014A, D5015A, D5016A, D5969A, D5970A, D5959A, D5961A) Cirrus Logic GD 5446 PCI Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (cirrus) Intel i82557 / i82558 10/100 BT (D5013A/B) Yes driver eepro100 or e100 Adaptec AIC 7880 UW PCI Yes driver aic7xxxRem. None N/A Yes
NetServer LC3 (D6123A, D7018A, D6125A, D7020A, D7028A, D7025A, D7126A, D8594A) Chipset BXRem. Cirrus Logic GD 5446 PCI Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (cirrus) Intel i82557 / i82558 10/100 BT (D5013A/B) Yes driver eepro100 or e100 Adaptec AIC 7880 UW PCI Yes driver aic7xxxRem. None N/A Yes
NetServer LC2000 (D8514A, D8515A, D8519A, D8520A, D8524A, D8525A, D9162A, D9163A, D9164A, D9165A, P1802A, P1802B, P1804A, P1804B, P2478A, P2478B, P2479A, P2479B, P3493A, P3493B, P5364B, P5550B) Chipset i820Rem. Rem. Rem. ATI Rage II C AGP Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (ati) Intel S82093A / i82559 10/100 BT Yes driver eepro100 or e100 2 Symbios Logic 53C897 PCI Yes driver ncr53c8xxRem. None N/A RedHat 6.2, 7.0, Mandrake 7.2, 8.1
NetServer LDPro (D4944A, D4946A, D4961A, D4962A) Trident TVGA 9000i Yes XFree 3.3.6Rem. (SVGA) Intel i82557 / i82558 10/100 BT (D5013A/B) Yes driver eepro100 or e100 Adaptec AIC 7880 UW PCI Yes driver aic7xxxRem. None N/A No
NetServer LHPro (D4979A, D4980A, D4981A, D4982A) Trident TVGA 9000i Yes XFree 3.3.6Rem. (SVGA) None N/A 2 Adaptec AIC 7880 UW PCI Yes driver aic7xxxRem. None N/A Yes
NetServer LHII (D5017A, D5953A, D5021A, D5023A, D6047A, D6048A) Trident TVGA 9000i Yes XFree 3.3.6Rem. (SVGA) None N/A 2 Adaptec AIC 7880 UW PCI Yes driver aic7xxxRem. None N/A Yes
NetServer LH3 (D4998A, D5002A, D5000A, D5004A, D7033A, D7034A, D8503A, D8504A, D8567A, D8568A, D9343A, D9344A) Chipset BXRem. Rem. Cirrus Logic GD 5446 PCI Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (cirrus) Intel i82557 / i82558 10/100 BT (D5013A/B) Yes driver eepro100 or e100 2 Symbios Logic 53C895 PCI Yes driver ncr53c8xxRem. None N/A Yes
NetServer LH3000 (D8228A, D8230A, D8236A, D8238A, D8244A, D8246A, D9176A, D9178A, D9180A, D9182A, P1794A, P1794B, P1796A, P1796B, P2482A, P2482B, P2483A, P2483B) Chipset BXRem. Rem. Rem. ATI Rage II C AGP Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (ati) Intel S82093A / i82559 10/100 BT Yes driver eepro100 or e100 Adaptec AIC 7880 PCI + 2 Symbios Logic 53C896 PCI Yes driver aic7xxx and driver sym53c8xx None N/A RedHat 6.2, 7.0, Mandrake 7.2, 8.1
NetServer LH4 (D7092A, D7093A, D7094A, D7095A, D6971A, D6972A, D6973A, D6974A, D7103A, D7104A, D8552A, D8553A, D8556A, D8557A, D8560A, D8561A, P1225A, P1227A) Chipset BXRem. Rem.Rem. Rem. Cirrus Logic GD 5446 PCI Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (cirrus) Intel i82557 / i82558 10/100 BT (D5013A/B) Yes driver eepro100 or e100 2 Symbios Logic 53C895 PCI Yes driver ncr53c8xxRem. None N/A RedHat 6.0, 6.1, 6.2, 7.0, NOT 7.1, 7.2
NetServer LH6000 (D9103A, D9104A, D9107A, D9108A, D9190A, D9190B, D9192A, D9192B, D9194A, D9194B, D9196A, D9196B, P1816B, P1817B, P2622A, P2623A) Chipset BXRem. Rem. Rem. Rem. Rem. ATI Rage II C AGP Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (ati) Intel S82093A / i82559 10/100 BT Yes driver eepro100 or e100 Adaptec AIC 7880 PCI + 2 Symbios Logic 53C896 PCI Yes driver aic7xxx and driver sym53c8xx None N/A RedHat 6.2, 7.0, Mandrake 7.2, 8.1
NetServer LPr (D6130A, D6131A, D7171A, D9133A, D9348A, D9431A, D9434A, P1736A, P1738A, P1820A, P3417A) Chipset BXRem. Cirrus Logic GD 5446 PCI Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (cirrus) Intel i82557 / i82558 10/100 BT (D5013A/B) Yes driver eepro100 or e100 Symbios Logic 53C895 PCI Yes driver ncr53c8xxRem. None N/A RedHat 6.2
NetServer LP1000r (P1810A, P1812A, P2465A, P4632A, P4634A) Rem. Rem. ATI Rage II C AGP Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (ati) 2 x Intel i82559 10/100 BT Yes driver eepro100 or e100 2 Symbios Logic 53C1010 PCI Yes driver sym53c8xxRem. None N/A RedHat 6.1, 6.2, 7.0, 7.1, Mandrake 7.2, 8.1, SuSE 7.0
NetServer LP1000r (P3573A) Rem. Rem. Rem. ATI Rage II C AGP Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (ati) 2 x Intel i82559 10/100 BT Yes driver eepro100 or e100 2 Symbios Logic 53C1010 PCI Yes driver sym53c8xxRem. None N/A Preload RedHat 7.0 based
NetServer LP1000r (P3574A) Rem. Rem. Rem. ATI Rage II C AGP Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (ati) 2 x Intel i82559 10/100 BT Yes driver eepro100 or e100 2 Symbios Logic 53C1010 PCI Yes driver sym53c8xxRem. None N/A Preload SuSE 7.0 based
NetServer LP2000r (P1824A, P1827A, P1830A, P3576A, P4636A, P4638A) Rem. Rem. ATI Rage II C AGP Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (ati) 2 x Intel i82559 10/100 BT Yes driver eepro100 or e100 2 Symbios Logic 53C1010 PCI Yes driver sym53c8xxRem. None N/A RedHat 6.1, 6.2, 7.0, 7.1, Mandrake 7.2, 8.1, SuSE 7.0
Cluster NetServer LPr (D6131A, P1133A)Rem. Cirrus Logic GD 5446 PCI Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (cirrus) Intel i82557 / i82558 10/100 BT (D5013A/B) Yes driver eepro100 or e100 Symbios Logic 53C895 PCI Yes driver ncr53c8xxRem. None N/A Yes
NetServer LT6000r (D9143A, D9145A, P1756A, P1756B, P1758A, P1758B, P1821B, P2621A, P3460) Chipset BXRem. Rem. Rem. Rem. Rem. ATI Rage II C AGP Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (ati) Intel S82093A / i82559 10/100 BT Yes driver eepro100 or e100 Adaptec AIC 7880 PCI + 2 Symbios Logic 53C896 PCI Yes driver aic7xxx and driver sym53c8xx None N/A RedHat 6.2, 7.0, Mandrake 7.2, 8.1
NetServer LXePro/LXPro (D4920B, D4925B, D6036A, D4311B, D4312B, D6037A, D4315B, D4958B, D6014A, D6015A, D4964B, D4898A, D6016A, D4899A, D6017A, D4900A, D6018A) Cirrus Logic GD 5424 PCI Yes XFree 3.3.6Rem. (SVGA) None N/A 2 Adaptec AIC 7880 UW PCI Yes driver aic7xxxRem. None N/A RedHat 7.0
NetServer LXrPro8 (D5028A) ? ? None N/A Symbios logic UW ? None N/A No
NetServer LXr8000 (D6021A, D6022A, D6136A, D6137A, D7000A, D8256A, D8257A, D8258A, D8546A, D8548A) Rem. Cirrus Logic GD 5446 PCI Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (cirrus) None N/A 2 Symbios Logic 53C896 PCI Yes driver sym53c8xxRem. None N/A Yes
NetServer LXr8500 (D8540A, D8542A, D9317A, D9417A, D9418A, P1230A, P1765A, P3461A) Rem. Cirrus Logic GD 5446 PCI Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (cirrus) None N/A 2 Symbios Logic 53C896 PCI Yes driver sym53c8xxRem. None N/A No

3.2.1.9. NetServers accessories

The following table provides all information on the support for this hardware by Linux.

Table 3-13. NetServers accessories

Reference Card type Chipset Linux support Tested
NetRaid 1 D4992A NetRaid Card AMI Megaraid (Raid 0, 1, 3, 5, 10, 50) Yes driver megaraidRem. RedHat 6.0, 6.1, 6.2, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, Mandrake 7.2, 8.0, 8.1, SuSE 7.0
NetRaid 1Si D2140A NetRaid Card AMI Megaraid (Raid 0, 1, 3, 5, 10, 50) Yes driver megaraidRem. RedHat 6.0, 6.1, 6.2, 7.0, 7.1, Mandrake 7.2, 8.0, SuSE 7.0
NetRaid 1M P3410A Rem. NetRaid Card AMI Megaraid (Raid 0, 1, 3, 5, 10, 50) Yes driver megaraidRem. RedHat 6.1, 6.2, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, Mandrake 8.1
NetRaid 2M P3411A, P3475A Rem. NetRaid Card AMI Megaraid (Raid 0, 1, 3, 5, 10, 50) Yes driver megaraidRem. RedHat 6.1, 6.2, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, Mandrake 8.1
NetRaid 3 D4943A NetRaid Card AMI Megaraid (Raid 0, 1, 3, 5, 10, 50) Yes driver megaraidRem. RedHat 6.0, 6.1, 6.2, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, Mandrake 7.2, 8.0, 8.1, SuSE 7.0
NetRaid 3Si D5955A NetRaid Card AMI Megaraid (Raid 0, 1, 3, 5, 10, 50) Yes driver megaraidRem. RedHat 6.0, 6.1, 6.2, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, Mandrake 7.2, 8.0, 8.1, SuSE 7.0
NetRaid 4M D9161A/D9351A NetRaid Card Strong ARM (Raid 0, 1, 3, 5, 10, 50) Yes driver aacraidRem. RedHat 7.0, 7.1, Mandrake 8.0, 8.1
C1578B SCSI Card Adaptec AIC 7895H PCI Yes driver aic7xxxRem. No
C7430A SCSI Card Adaptec AIC 7880 UW PCI Yes driver aic7xxxRem. No
D5025A SCSI Card Adaptec AIC 7880 UW PCI Yes driver aic7xxxRem. Yes
D5252A SCSI Card Adaptec AIC 7880 UWD PCI Yes driver aic7xxxRem. Yes
P3413A SCSI Card Adaptec AIC 29160 PCI Yes driver aic7xxxRem. RedHat 6.2, 7.0
D5013A, D5013B Network Card Intel i82557 / i82558 10/100 BT (D5013A/B) Yes driver eepro100 or e100 RedHat 6.2, 7.0, 7.1, Mandrake 7.2, 8.0, 8.1
P3482A Network Card 3Com ??? 10/100/1000 BT Yes driver bcm5700Rem. RedHat 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, Mandrake 8.0, 8.1
P3492 Network Card ??? ??? No
J2585B Network Card Carte 100VG (J2585B) Yes driver hp100 Yes
D6977A Fibre Channel Card ??? ??? No
D5246A Fibre Channel Card ??? ??? No
D8602A Fibre Channel Card ??? ??? No
D8602B Fibre Channel Card ??? ??? No
D6028A Top Tools Card ??? Yes Yes
P1979A USB Modem ??? ??? No
D8384B USB Modem Aztech UM9800 driver Aztech Yes

For TopTools Remote Control Cards (TTRCC), the B.02.02 firmware release shows some strange symptoms at boot time, namely you get no data in your browser (Netscape on Linux) until way past selftest and LILO, so it's kind of hard to boot an alternate kernel. The fix is to 'downgrade' your firmware on the TTRCC to B.02.00. You can see what revision you're running on the TopTools 'Identity Screen'. You can flash the eeprom on the TTRCC anytime (unless you really want to make a DOS floppy and reboot) by tftping the right firmware (ttrc0200.bin) in the 'Configuration' tab -> 'Card Info' area, and press 'Update'. It takes a minute or so to download/verify/and reset the TTRCC. (Information from Lee Mayes)

3.2.1.10. HP Server Appliances

Information concerning these machines are available at http://www.hp.com/products1/servers/serverappliances/

The "Web hosting" SA1100 (P4533A) and SA1120 (P4534A) machines are equiped with a RedHat based distribution of Linux.

The "Web caching" SA2100 (P4535A), SA2150 (P4651A), SA2200 (P4536A) and SA2250 (P4537A) machines are equiped with a RedHat based distribution of Linux and of the Inktomi software. The hardware base is a LP1000r.

3.2.1.11. HP Blade Server

Information concerning these machines are available at http://www.hp.com/products1/servers/blades/index.html

  • Debian: 2.2r3 kernel 2.2.19

  • Red Hat: 7.0 kernel 2.2.16

  • SuSE: 7.1 kernel 2.4.0

3.2.1.12. UPS

Hp doesn't make UPS anymore, but has a world-wide agreement with APC. APC distributes a free software (no cost, not open-source), to manage its UPS under Linux. It's available at http://www.apcc.com/products/management/pcp_linux.cfm.

3.2.1.13. Complementary information

Please refer to the Hardware Howto and Ethernet Howto for other details concerning the support of some hardware elements by Linux.

For video chipsets support, a fundamental page is the one of XFree86 with its supported chipsets list.

Commercial servers are also available, as those of X-Inside and MetroLink

Netvectra are not supported by Linux.

Driver supporting the HP GPIB cards (IEEE 488) HP 27209 (= HP 82990, HP 61062, HP 88500) and HP 82335 is available at the following address : ftp://ftp.llp.fu-berlin.de/pub/linux/LINUX-LAB/IEEE488.

Another GPIB driver may be found at this address http://www.inesinc.com/linux.htm.

XFree86

The latest version of XFree86 is the 4.1.0, available from this server.

G100 card

To use the MGA G100 AGP card, with a version of XFree86 before the 3.3.2 one, you have to use an option in the file XF86Config : Option "no_accel".

Section example :

Section "Device"
[...]
      VendorName "Matrox"
      VideoRam 4096
      Option "no_accel"
EndSection
G450 card

This card can support up to two displays. These displays can be configured in two different ways.

For uniquely independent screen operation, you can configure displays for "multi-screen" work. In this mode, the X server reports two independent screens for client connections. These are numbered using the "minor" display number (e.g. <hostname>:0.0 and <hostname>:0.1). There is no support to move client windows between the screens.

The other configuration option uses the XINERAMA extension. This configuration links multiple screens to behave as one logical screen. In this mode, the X server reports one screen for all client connections. X clients can move between screens and the overall screen resolution is doubled width or height depending upon the desired setup.

The following examples demonstrate these possibilities through the configuration file /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 :

  Section "Device"
    Identifier   "G450_0"
    Driver       "mga"
    Screen       0
  EndSection

  Section "Device"
    Identifier   "G450_1"
    Driver       "mga"
    Screen       1
  EndSection

  Section "Screen"
    Identifier   "Screen0"
    Device       "G450_0"
    Monitor      "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth 24

    SubSection "Display"
      Depth    24
      Modes    "1280x1024"
      Viewport 0 0
    EndSubsection
  
  EndSection

  Section "Screen"
    Identifier   "Screen1"
    Device       "G450_1"
    Monitor      "Monitor1"
    DefaultDepth 24

    SubSection "Display"
      Depth    24
      Modes    "1280x1024"
      Viewport 0 0
    EndSubsection
    
  EndSection

  Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier  "MyLayout"
    Screen      "Screen0" LeftOf "Screen1"
    Screen      "Screen1"
    InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
    InputDevice "Mouse0"    "CorePointer"
  EndSection
To enable the XINERAMA extension, you may use one of two ways. The first is by adding a command-line option to the X server. This can be done as follows:
#startx -- +xinerama
The second method is by adding an option to /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 :
  Section "ServerFlags"
    Option "Xinerama" "on"
  EndSection

The Matrox driver supports several XFree86 options through the file /etc/X11/XF86Config-4. The example below describes two such options that contribute to improved graphics performance:

  Section "Device"
    Identifier "Matrox G450"
        Driver     "mga"
# Use this option to enable AGP 2X mode
# In default mode AGP 1x, the host to graphics bandwidth is about 500 MB/sec
# This will increase the host to graphics bandwidth to about 1 GB/sec
# This mode is recommended by HP for X2000/X4000
        Option     "AGPMode4x"    "on"
# Use this option to enable AGP 4X mode
# This will increase the host to graphics bandwidth to about 2 GB/sec
# This mode is recommended by HP for X2000/X4000
  EndSection
ATI Rage Mobility video card

The maximum resolution supported by this chipset in frame-buffer mode is 800x600 in 16 bpp (vga=0x315 in /etc/lilo.conf)

This chipset is also supported by XFree 3.3.6 with the Mach64 driver and a patch available at http://www.staikos.on.ca/~staikos/tp1460/XFMa64-Rage-Thinkpad.patch.

A precompiled X server is available at this address : http://www.0wned.org/XFMa64-Rage-Thinkpad.tar.gz.

FireGL 2/4 card

This serveur is available from the ATI site at http://support.ati.com/drivers/

To enable multi-screen with FireGL4, set the monitor resolution to a supported multi-screen resolution like 2560x1024 in the /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 file. The firegl driver recognizes this and sets up multi-screen when the Xserver starts. Make sure you have two monitors set up and connected to the two DVI ports on the FireGL4 card.

The firegl driver supports several XFree86 options through the file /etc/X11/XF86Config-4. Values indicated in the example correspond to the default values.

  Section "Device"
    Identifier "FIRE GL2"
        Driver     "firegl"
        Option     "Overlay"    "off"
# Use this option to enable limited overlay plane support.
# NOTE: currently this is not intended to support the running of applications in the overlay planes.
# Number of 4k DMA buffers used per OpenGL context.
# number of 4k DMA buffers used per OpenGL process by texture manager.
# parameter command line passed to firegl kernel module
# Example:Option "KernelModuleParm" "maxlockedmem=64;agpgart=2"
# Option list:
# maxlockedmem: Maximum locked DMA memory
# Maximum locked display list memory
# Value 0, use firegl built-in support, value 2, disable firegl built-in AGP GART support if an agpgart module is loaded, it will be used, value 3, disable AGP GART support
# agp_try_unsupported: try unsupported chipsets
        Option     "OffScreenPixmaps"   "no"
# enables the use of frame buffer memory to save/generate pixmaps.
        Option     "BIOSInfo"   "no"
# enable BIOS version output to the XFree86.0.log file
        Option     "HW Cursor"   "yes"
# Enable HW Cursor
        Option     "enable DVI"   "no"
# enable DVI connector(s) (always enabled in dual mode (Fire GL3/4)
        Option     "no_accel"   "no"
# Disable XAA hardware acceleration
        Option     "NoDDC"   "no"
# disables PnP Monitor functionality such as automatic mode configuration (This important for Fire GL3/4 users who want to work with dual screen modes)
        Option     "AGPSpeed"   "-1"
# 0 for AGP off, 1 for AGP 1x, 2 for AGP 2x, 4 for AGP 4x, -1 for "Query Chipset"
# 
  EndSection
GD 5465 video card

To use a Cirrus Logic GD 5465 AGP card, with a version below Xfree86 3.3.3, you have to use an option in the file XF86Config : Option "xaa_no_color_exp".

Section example :

Section "Device"
[...]
       Identifier "CL-GD5465"
       VendorName "Cirrus"
       BoardName  "GD5465"
       VideoRam   2048
       Option     "xaa_no_color_exp"
EndSection

Some users who had problems with the support of this chipset were more satisfied with the use of the "sw_cursor" option.

Elsa Gloria Synergy card

Specifications of that card should be consulted on Elsa web site. This card is equiped with an hardware OpenGL accelerator. Under Linux, there is an OpenGL compatible layer called Mesa. This layer begins to support hardware accelerators, and among them the 3DLabs chipset which is on Elsa Gloria cards.

Silicon Motion LynxE card

This card is only supported by the 3.3.6 version of XFree86 and upper. Nevertheless, even in that version, this is a preliminary support, which isn't as stable as the Frame Buffer mode.

On the other hand, to be able to install a RedHat 6.1 version, you should do that in text mode, because the server provided (3.3.5) doesn't support this card.

If you have a dual-boot system, booting first on Windows, and initialize the card through its driver seems to improve the operations then under Linux (warm reboot).

Versions of XFree86 above 4.0.2 also offer the support of this chipset.

Intel i810/i815 card

(Informations provided by Frédéric Dubuy , Anne-Marie Mahfouf and Jean-Bernard Chaffardon )

These cards are only supported with a specific X server XFCom_i810/5 downloadable in both format RPM or tar.gz and a complementary module for the kernel agpgart, downloadable in both format SRPM or tar.gz (old).

Detailed documentations on the installation are provided at http://www.linux-france.org/article/x/GuideIntel810/book1.html and ftp://download.intel.com/support/graphics/intel815/release_linux.pdf

To summarize, once the X server installed, the module compiled and installed, it's sufficient to modify with the following parameters the file /etc/X11/XF86Config :

Section "Device"
[...]
      Identifier "i810"
[...]
EndSection

[...]
Section "Screen"
[...]
      Driver "svga"
      Device "i810"
[...]
EndSection

You have to note that the agpgart module provided by Intel should replace the one delivered in the kernel so that it works. You then have to reinstall it, particularly when a kernel update occurs.

S3 Savage 4 card

This card is only supported with a specific X server downloadable at ftp://ftp.s3.com/pub/s3/desktop/395/395_xf86_1011.tar.gz

For the installation, please read the following document

Frame Buffer

To use the Frame Buffer mode, please consult the following documents http://www.medasys-digital-systems.fr/linux/framebuffer.html and http://www.linuxdoc.org/HOWTO/Framebuffer-HOWTO.html.

Dual head with XFree86

It's possible to use XFree86 in dual-head mode. The following example of configuration is provided by S. Eranian for a Matrox G200 AGP and a ATI Rage 128 PCI card. "The key element is that you must specify the PCI id for both cards."


# /etc/X11/XF86Config-4
  
# File generated by xf86config.
  
#
# Copyright (c) 1999 by The XFree86 Project, Inc.
#
# Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a
# copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"),
# to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation
# the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense,
# and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the
# Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:
#
# The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in
# all copies or substantial portions of the Software.
#
# THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR
# IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY,
# FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT.  IN NO EVENT SHALL
# THE XFREE86 PROJECT BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY,
# WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF
# OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE
# SOFTWARE.
#
# Except as contained in this notice, the name of the XFree86 Project shall
# not be used in advertising or otherwise to promote the sale, use or other
# dealings in this Software without prior written authorization from the
# XFree86 Project.
#

# **********************************************************************
# Refer to the XF86Config(4/5) man page for details about the format of
# this file.
# **********************************************************************

# **********************************************************************
# Module section -- this  section  is used to specify
# which dynamically loadable modules to load.
# **********************************************************************
Section "Module"
  
# This loads the DBE extension module.
  
    Load        "dbe"   # Double buffer extension

# This loads the miscellaneous extensions module, and disables
# initialisation of the XFree86-DGA extension within that module.
#    SubSection  "extmod"
#      Option    "omit xfree86-dga"   # don't initialise the DGA extension
#    EndSubSection
        Load "extmod"
  
# This loads the Type1 and FreeType font modules
    Load        "type1"
    Load        "freetype"
# This loads the GLX module
    Load       "glx"
  
#    Load       "dri"
EndSection

Section "DRI"
        Mode 0666
EndSection
# **********************************************************************
# Files section.  This allows default font and rgb paths to be set
# **********************************************************************

Section "Files"

# The location of the RGB database.  Note, this is the name of the
# file minus the extension (like ".txt" or ".db").  There is normally
# no need to change the default.

    RgbPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"

# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (which are concatenated together),
# as well as specifying multiple comma-separated entries in one FontPath
# command (or a combination of both methods)
# 
# If you don't have a floating point coprocessor and emacs, Mosaic or other
# programs take long to start up, try moving the Type1 and Speedo directory
# to the end of this list (or comment them out).
# 

    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/local/"
    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/"
    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/"
#    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/"
    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/"
    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"
    FontPath   "/opt/fonts"

# The module search path.  The default path is shown here.

    ModulePath "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules"
  
EndSection
  
# **********************************************************************
# Server flags section.
# **********************************************************************

Section "ServerFlags"

# Uncomment this to cause a core dump at the spot where a signal is
# received.  This may leave the console in an unusable state, but may
# provide a better stack trace in the core dump to aid in debugging

#    Option "NoTrapSignals"
    
# Uncomment this to disable the <Ctrl><Alt><BS> server abort sequence
# This allows clients to receive this key event.
  
#    Option "DontZap"

# Uncomment this to disable the <Ctrl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> mode switching
# sequences.  This allows clients to receive these key events.
        
#    Option "Dont Zoom"

# Uncomment this to disable tuning with the xvidtune client. With
# it the client can still run and fetch card and monitor attributes,
# but it will not be allowed to change them. If it tries it will
# receive a protocol error.

#    Option "DisableVidModeExtension"

# Uncomment this to enable the use of a non-local xvidtune client.

#    Option "AllowNonLocalXvidtune"

# Uncomment this to disable dynamically modifying the input device
# (mouse and keyboard) settings.

#    Option "DisableModInDev"

# Uncomment this to enable the use of a non-local client to
# change the keyboard or mouse settings (currently only xset).

#    Option "AllowNonLocalModInDev"
    
EndSection
  
# **********************************************************************
# Input devices
# **********************************************************************

# **********************************************************************
# Core keyboard's InputDevice section
# **********************************************************************

Section "InputDevice"

    Identifier  "Keyboard1"
    Driver      "Keyboard"
# For most OSs the protocol can be omitted (it defaults to "Standard").
# When using XQUEUE (only for SVR3 and SVR4, but not Solaris),
# uncomment the following line.

#    Option     "Protocol"      "Xqueue"

    Option "AutoRepeat" "500 30"

# Specify which keyboard LEDs can be user-controlled (eg, with xset(1))
#    Option     "Xleds"      "1 2 3"

#    Option "LeftAlt"     "Meta"
#    Option "RightAlt"    "ModeShift"

# To customise the XKB settings to suit your keyboard, modify the
# lines below (which are the defaults).  For example, for a non-U.S.
# keyboard, you will probably want to use:
#    Option "XkbModel"    "pc102"
# If you have a US Microsoft Natural keyboard, you can use:
#    Option "XkbModel"    "microsoft"
#
# Then to change the language, change the Layout setting.
# For example, a german layout can be obtained with:
#    Option "XkbLayout"   "de"
# or:
#    Option "XkbLayout"   "de"
#    Option "XkbVariant"  "nodeadkeys"
#
# If you'd like to switch the positions of your capslock and
# control keys, use:
#    Option "XkbOptions"  "ctrl:swapcaps"

# These are the default XKB settings for XFree86
#    Option "XkbRules"    "xfree86"
#    Option "XkbModel"    "pc101"
#    Option "XkbLayout"   "us"
#    Option "XkbVariant"  ""
#    Option "XkbOptions"  ""

#    Option "XkbDisable"

    Option "XkbRules"   "xfree86"
    Option "XkbModel"   "pc101"
    Option "XkbLayout"  "us"
    
EndSection


# **********************************************************************
# Core Pointer's InputDevice section
# **********************************************************************

Section "InputDevice"

# Identifier and driver

    Identifier  "Mouse1"
    Driver      "mouse"
#    Option "Protocol"    "PS/2"
    Option "Protocol"    "imps/2"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    Option "Device"      "/dev/mouse"

# When using XQUEUE, comment out the above two lines, and uncomment
# the following line.

#    Option "Protocol"  "Xqueue"

# Baudrate and SampleRate are only for some Logitech mice. In
# almost every case these lines should be omitted.

#    Option "BaudRate"  "9600"
#    Option "SampleRate"        "150"

# Emulate3Buttons is an option for 2-button Microsoft mice
# Emulate3Timeout is the timeout in milliseconds (default is 50ms)

#    Option "Emulate3Buttons"
#    Option "Emulate3Timeout"    "50"

# ChordMiddle is an option for some 3-button Logitech mice

#    Option "ChordMiddle"

EndSection


# **********************************************************************
# Other input device sections
# this is optional and is required only if you
# are using extended input devices.  This is for example only.  Refer
# to the XF86Config man page for a description of the options.
# **********************************************************************
#
# Section "InputDevice"
#    Identifier  "Mouse2"
#    Driver      "mouse"
#    Option      "Protocol"      "MouseMan"
#    Option      "Device"        "/dev/mouse2"
# EndSection
#
# Section "InputDevice"
#    Identifier "spaceball"
#    Driver     "magellan"
#    Option     "Device"        "/dev/cua0"
# EndSection
#
# Section "InputDevice"
#    Identifier "spaceball2"
#    Driver     "spaceorb"
#    Option     "Device"        "/dev/cua0"
# EndSection
# 
# Section "InputDevice"
#    Identifier "touchscreen0"
#    Driver     "microtouch"
#    Option     "Device"        "/dev/ttyS0"
#    Option     "MinX"          "1412"
#    Option     "MaxX"          "15184"
#    Option     "MinY"          "15372"
#    Option     "MaxY"          "1230"
#    Option     "ScreenNumber"  "0"
#    Option     "ReportingMode" "Scaled"
#    Option     "ButtonNumber"  "1"
#    Option     "SendCoreEvents"
# EndSection
# 
# Section "InputDevice"
#    Identifier "touchscreen1"
#    Driver     "elo2300"
#    Option     "Device"        "/dev/ttyS0"
#    Option     "MinX"          "231"
#    Option     "MaxX"          "3868"
#    Option     "MinY"          "3858"
#    Option     "MaxY"          "272"
#    Option     "ScreenNumber"  "0"
#    Option     "ReportingMode" "Scaled"
#    Option     "ButtonThreshold"       "17"
#    Option     "ButtonNumber"  "1"
#    Option     "SendCoreEvents"
# EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Monitor section
# **********************************************************************

# Any number of monitor sections may be present

Section "Monitor"

    Identifier  "HP4331D"

# HorizSync is in kHz unless units are specified.
# HorizSync may be a comma separated list of discrete values, or a
# comma separated list of ranges of values.
# NOTE: THE VALUES HERE ARE EXAMPLES ONLY.  REFER TO YOUR MONITOR'S
# USER MANUAL FOR THE CORRECT NUMBERS.

    HorizSync   30-82

#    HorizSync  30-64         # multisync
#    HorizSync  31.5, 35.2    # multiple fixed sync frequencies
#    HorizSync  15-25, 30-50  # multiple ranges of sync frequencies

# VertRefresh is in Hz unless units are specified.
# VertRefresh may be a comma separated list of discrete values, or a
# comma separated list of ranges of values.
# NOTE: THE VALUES HERE ARE EXAMPLES ONLY.  REFER TO YOUR MONITOR'S
# USER MANUAL FOR THE CORRECT NUMBERS.

    VertRefresh 48-150

++vsync
EndSection


# **********************************************************************
# Graphics device section
# **********************************************************************

# Any number of graphics device sections may be present

# Standard VGA Device:

Section "Device"
    Identifier  "Standard VGA"
    VendorName  "Unknown"
    BoardName   "Unknown"

# The chipset line is optional in most cases.  It can be used to override
# the driver's chipset detection, and should not normally be specified.

#    Chipset    "generic"

# The Driver line must be present.  When using run-time loadable driver
# modules, this line instructs the server to load the specified driver
# module.  Even when not using loadable driver modules, this line
# indicates which driver should interpret the information in this section.

    Driver     "vga"
# The BusID line is used to specify which of possibly multiple devices
# this section is intended for.  When this line isn't present, a device
# section can only match up with the primary video device.  For PCI
# devices a line like the following could be used.  This line should not
# normally be included unless there is more than one video device
# intalled.

#    BusID      "PCI:0:10:0"

#    VideoRam   256

#    Clocks     25.2 28.3

EndSection

# Device configured by xf86config:

Section "Device"
    Identifier  "G200"
    Driver      "mga"
    BusID       "PCI:4:0:0"
    #VideoRam    8192
    VideoRam 8192
#    Option     "SWCursor"
#    Option      "ShadowFB"
#    Option      "PciRetry"
    # Insert Clocks lines here if appropriate
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier  "permedia2"
    Driver      "glint"
    BusID       "PCI:1:8:0"
    #VideoRam    4096
    #VideoRam 4096
    # Insert Clocks lines here if appropriate
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier  "rage"
    Driver      "r128"
    BusID       "PCI:01:08:00"
EndSection
    
    
# **********************************************************************
# Screen sections
# **********************************************************************

# Any number of screen sections may be present.  Each describes
# the configuration of a single screen.  A single specific screen section
# may be specified from the X server command line with the "-screen"
# option.
Section "Screen"
    Identifier  "Screen 1"
    Device      "rage"
    Monitor     "HP4331D"
    DefaultDepth 16

    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       8
        Modes       "640x480" "800x600" "1024x768" "1280x1024"
        ViewPort    0 0
    EndSubsection
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       16
#        Modes       "800x600" "1024x768" "1280x1024"
        Modes        "1024x768" "1280x1024" "640x480" "800x600"
        ViewPort    0 0
    EndSubsection
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       24
#        Modes       "640x480" "800x600" "1024x768" "1280x1024"
        Modes       "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        ViewPort    0 0
    EndSubsection
    
EndSection
    
Section "Screen"
    Identifier  "Screen 2"
    Device      "G200"
    Monitor     "HP4331D"
    DefaultDepth 16

    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       8
        Modes       "640x480" "800x600" "1024x768" "1280x1024"
        ViewPort    0 0
    EndSubsection
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       16
#        Modes       "800x600" "1024x768" "1280x1024"
        Modes      "1280x1024"  "640x480" "800x600" "1024x768"
        ViewPort    0 0
    EndSubsection
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       24
        Modes       "640x480" "800x600" "1024x768" "1280x1024"
        ViewPort    0 0
    EndSubsection
EndSection
    
    
# **********************************************************************
# ServerLayout sections.
# **********************************************************************

# Any number of ServerLayout sections may be present.  Each describes
# the way multiple screens are organised.  A specific ServerLayout
# section may be specified from the X server command line with the
# "-layout" option.  In the absence of this, the first section is used.
# When now ServerLayout section is present, the first Screen section
# is used alone.
    
Section "ServerLayout"

# The Identifier line must be present
    Identifier  "Simple Layout"
        
# Each Screen line specifies a Screen section name, and optionally
# the relative position of other screens.  The four names after
# primary screen name are the screens to the top, bottom, left and right
# of the primary screen.  In this example, screen 2 is located to the
# right of screen 1.
        
#   Screen "Screen 1"
    Screen "Screen 1" "" "" "" "Screen 2"
    Screen "Screen 2" "" "" "Screen 1" ""
#    Screen "Screen 2"

# Each InputDevice line specifies an InputDevice section name and
# optionally some options to specify the way the device is to be
# used.  Those options include "CorePointer", "CoreKeyboard" and
# "SendCoreEvents".

    InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
    InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
    
EndSection
Aic7xxx

The latest version of the aic7xxx driver is available from the reference site.

Ncr53c8xx

The latest version of the ncr53c8xx driver is available from the reference site.

A driver disk for the RedHat distribution is available at the following address for the versions 6.2 and 7.0.

To use a driver disk on a RedHat 6.2 distribution, you need to boot with the latest boot disk made by RedHat. Either by remaking a CD-ROM containing it, or by using it directly. It"s available at the following address ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/updates/6.2/en/os/images/i386/boot-20000407.img

D6692A card

To use the D6692A card, you need to use a 2.1.122 kernel at least. Previous kernels didn't handled correctly the shared IRQ between the network and SCSI parts of the card. In particular, a standard RedHat 5.2 version doesn't allow to the network part to be supported. You have to update your kernel with a recent one (preferably 2.4.16) and the distribution with the complementary packages needed.

3C59x

The latest version of the 3c59x driver is available from the reference site.

There is also a version provided and supported by 3Com, available at http://support.3com.com/infodeli/tools/nic/linuxdownload.htm.

There are also other drivers available at ftp://ftp.scyld.com/pub/network/test/3c59x.c and http://www.uow.edu.au/~andrewm/linux/#3c59x-bc.

3C556

This card is supported by kernel 2.2.17 and upper.

e100 Intel driver

A driver is provided by Intel to support its cards based on the PRO/100 model, in its various versions. Depending on the model, you'll have a better support with this one, or with the standard eepro100 provided in the Linux kernel. It should allow a systematic support of the latest models. It's available at ftp://download.intel.com/df-support/2896/eng/e100-1.6.22.tar.gz

If you use the e100 driver, you could also use the ANS tools (Advanced Network Services) allowing you to do AFT (Adapter Fault Tolerance), ALB (Adaptive Load Balancing, including AFT), FEC or 802.3ad (Link Aggregation). For more details on these modes, please refer to the file associated with the file to download called readme.txt. It's available at ftp://download.intel.com/df-support/2895/eng/ians-1.4.27.tar.gz

To use this functionality, proceed as follow:

#ifconfig ethx down # For all adapters of the team
#ianscfg -a -tTEAM # Create the team
#ianscfg -C -tTEAM -Mmode # Determine the mode of the team
#ianscfg -a -tTEAM -methx # Add the interface ethx to the team
#ianscfg -a -tTEAM -vveth0 # Create the virtual interface veth0 associated to the team
#ianscfg -c -tTEAM # Activate the team
#ianscfg -w -f/etc/ians.conf # Save the configuration
#ifconfig veth0 xxx.yyy.zzz.ttt ... # Configure the virtual interface as usual

Other tools around this driver may be found on Intel's web site: http://appsr.intel.com/scripts-df/filter_results.asp?strOSs=39&strTypes=PLU%2CDRV%2CSPH%2CUTL&ProductID=416&OSFullName=Linux*&submit=Go%21

Wake on Lan

The Intel Pro/100 and 3Com 3C59x network cards used in majority in HP machines support the Wake on Lan function (WOL). All the details on http://www.scyld.com/expert/wake-on-lan.html,

Sound Chipset ESS Maestro

The chipset 2EM (Vendor id: 125d - device id: 1978) is supported in 2.2.14 kernel and upper. Version 3 (Vendor id: 125d - device id: 1998) on the other side is supported in 2.2.19pre5 kernel and upper. Cf : the site of the maestro3, driver, the AlsaRem. project (version >= 0.5.10) driver, and the commercial software Open Sound System . The latest version of the ESS Maestro driver is available from the reference site.

Sound Chipset AD1816

The latest version of the AD1816 driver is available from the reference site.

For Visualize workstations, it's recommended by HP to put in /etc/conf.modules :

alias sound ad1816
pre-install sound /sbin/insmod sound dmabuf=1
options ad1816 io=0x500 irq=5 dma=0 dma2=3 ad1816_clockfreq=33000
alias midi opl3
options opl3 io=0x388
(Source : http://www.hp.com/visualize/support/technotes/linux)
Sound Chipset SB Live

The latest version of the SB Live driver is available from the reference site.

Alsa Sound Drivers

The Alsa project has for primary goals to develop drivers to support sound cards in Linux, being fully compatible with current OSS drivers, bringing more functionalities and supporting more hardware.

All the information on this project, as well as sources under the GPL license, are available from their home page http://www.alsa-project.org

RPMs for RedHat 6.2 and Turbo Linux 6.0 distribution are available at the address http://hp-linux.org/aau/alsa

Sound Chipset Aztec 2320

For machines equipped with this chipset, Chuck Slivkoff reports that it works when you put the following parameters in /etc/conf.modules :

alias           char-major-116          snd
alias           char-major-14           soundcore

post-install    snd                     /sbin/modprobe snd-card-azt2320
pre-install     snd-card-azt2320        /sbin/modprobe isapnp
post-remove     snd-card-azt2320        /sbin/modprobe -r isapnp
post-install    snd-card-azt2320        bash -c '       /sbin/modprobe snd-mixer-oss;   /sbin/modprobe snd-pcm-oss;     '
DOS models

These models are delivered with MS-DOS only, in order to have a Linux Machine at the best price.

Turbo Linux models

These models are delivered ready to be installed with Turbo Linux, in order to have a Linux Machine at the best price (2 CDs + 30 days of support).

RedHat models

These models are delivered preloaded with a improved distribution based on RedHat (shameless plug, as I did it :-)

XU800

On that machine, the Bios doesn't give the right amount of memory which is in the machine to Linux. You need to use a line such as append="mem=xxxM" at the begining of /etc/lilo.conf where xxx is your RAM in MB.

The support of "big size" IDE disks (for example, 27 GB disks provided for the XU 800) on these machines needs a kernel 2.2.15 at least.

Omnibook XE

If you intend to use both the sound chipset and a PCMCIA card in this laptop, in order to avoid conflicts at input/output ports level, you'll have to modify the file /etc/pcmcia/config.opts to change the line 6 to

include port 0x300-0x4ff, port 0x1000-0x17ff
The NSC PC87108/338 chipset controlling IrDA on this model is supported by the 2.4.16 kernel. (Source : http://www.bits.bris.ac.uk/madmatt/laptop.shtml)

Some users had to apply the same tric for their Omnibook 4150 with success.

Omnibook XE3

It is recommended to not launch /sbin/halt under X11. The integrated modem card is not supported under Linux (ESS ES56CVM-PL).

The installation of a RedHat 6.2 distribution gives a problem when rebooting the system, at the PCMCIA initialisation. You have to install the latest version of the pcmcia-cs package at ftp://pcmcia-cs.sourceforge.net/pub/pcmcia-cs/

To use the network with this distribution, you need a tulip driver modified by P. "goldpenguin" Depouilly, and available at http://www.math.u-bordeaux.fr/~depouill/XE3/tulip.tar.gz

Omnibook 600

Pop-up mouse is supported. Olivier Florent wrote the original linux code. Grant Grundler rewrote it and published it. See obmouse.sourceforge.net

Omnibook 4150

If you use the Adaptec APA-1480 SCSI PCMCIA card, It must be in the top slot. If you don't put it in the top slot, the card that is in the top slot will not work. Also, even though the APA-1480 was supported long before this, the first time it worked on an Omnibook was kernel 2.2.16. There was some problems with the earlier cardbus drivers and the Omnibook. (Information from Bruce Kives)

Omnibook 6000

reboot doesn't work correctly on this machine, which remains blocked instead of rebooting. Use the poweroff button to reset it. (Information from Yuthay Yean)

Omnibook 6100

Soon more info ;-)

B models

B models use Ultra 3 SCSI sym53c1010 (A models use ultra 2).

To use the native SCSI bus of this machine, it"s necessary to use the sym53c8xx driver with a version upon 1.6c. A driver disk for RedHat distributions is available for versions 6.1, 6.2 and 7.0.

For the SuSE 7.0 distribution, you have to enter the manual mode to load the driver, as autodetection doesn"t work correctly.

LC 2000

In order to use the native SCSI controler you need to disable in the Bios the option "Reserve PCI Bus Numbers", in the menu PCI Device Setting (Indication of Gillynn Couch). Models P3493B and P5364B are equiped with an additional NetRaid 1M card.

LP1000r/LP2000r

To use the native SCSI bus of this machine, it"s necessary to use the sym53c8xx driver with a version upon 1.6c. A driver disk for RedHat distributions is available for versions 6.1, 6.2 and 7.0.

For the SuSE 7.0 distribution, you have to enter the manual mode to load the driver, as autodetection doesn"t work correctly.

LH 6000

In order to use the native SCSI controler you need to desactivate in the Bios the "reserver PCI Bus #s", in the menu PCI Device Setting. The PS/2 system doesn't work correctly with a RedHat 6.1 or 6.2 distribution. In order to correct that you need to either put the machine in MPS 1.1, in the BIOS, or use a kernel above 2.3.47 in MPS 1.4 mode. The network card doesn't work correctly with the kernel of the RedHat 6.2 distribution.

LT 6000r

In order to use the native SCSI controler you need to desactivate in the Bios the "reserver PCI Bus #s", in the menu PCI Device Setting.

BX Chipset

Intel BX Chipset (Memory Bus at 100 MHz) is supported by kernels above 2.0.34/2.1.103.

i820 Chipset

Coppermine 0.18 µm technology - 256 kB synchronous cache - Intel i820 Chipset

P4 - i850 Chipset

These machines are equiped with a Pentium IV processor, supported by kernels 2.2.18/2.4.0 and above. The RedHat 7.0, Mandrake 7.2 and TurboLinux 6.1 distributions, e.g., can be installed correctly on this kind of machines.

BAx

Attention, the XF86_SVGA server works correctly with this mother board embedded version only above XFree86 3.3.5, due to the use of different frequencies (In particular, use the updates for RedHat 5.2/6.0).

Boot disk for 3Com card

Creation of a custom RedHat 5.1 Boot disk

To be able to boot with the RedHat 5.1 boot disk, and to have the support of the 3C905B-TX card, you need to do the following :

Log as root. Go in the home directory  (~root)
#cd ~
Put there the 3c59x.c source module for the 3Com card
#ncftp ftp://ftp.scyld.com/pub/network/3c59x.c
Compile it
#gcc -DMODULE -D__KERNEL__ -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -O6 -c 3c59x.c `[ -f /usr/include/linux/modversions.h ] && echo -DMODVERSIONS`
put the RedHat 5.1 floppy boot disk in the drive
you have to copy the initrd.img file from the floppy disk  
#mcopy a:initrd.img /tmp
then uncompress it  
#gzip -cd /tmp/initrd.img > /tmp/initrd.ext2
Mount the "file" filesystem thus obtained  
#mount -t ext2 /tmp/initrd.ext2 /mnt/floppy -o loop
uncompress the modules provided  
#gzip -cd /mnt/floppy/modules/modules.cgz > /tmp/modules.cpio
extract the modules  
#cd /tmp ; mkdir modules ; 
cd modules ; cat /tmp/modules.cpio | cpio -i
Copy the new updated module for the 3Com card  
#cp ~/3c59x.o .
recreate the compressed cpio file  
#ls | cpio -o | gzip -c9 > ../newmodules.cgz
replace the modules by their update  
#cp ../newmodules.cgz /mnt/floppy/modules/modules.cgz
unmount the "file" filesystem  
#umount /mnt/floppy
compress the "file" filesystem  
#gzip -c9 /tmp/initrd.ext2 > /tmp/initrd.img
copy it on the floppy disk  
#mcopy /tmp/initrd.img a:
3Com 996/Broadcom 5700 card (10/100/1000BT)

This driver is provided with latest RedHat 7.1, 7.2/Mandrake 8.0, 8.1 distributions, as kernel patches, but isn't included yet in the standard 2.4 kernel.

Boot/Driver disk for RedHat distribution

To be able to boot with a RedHat distribution (>6.1), and to have the recognition of a peripheral non supported in standard in the distribution, you need to do the following :

Download the delopment toolkit to create driver disk for the RedHat distribution at the following address: http://people.redhat.com/dledford

Install the sources of the driver in a directory and follow the instructions of the README file of the kit to create the modules necessary for the various kernel of the distributions.

Log as root. (~root)
put the RedHat floppy boot disk to modify in the drive
you have to copy the initrd.img file from the floppy disk  
#mcopy a:initrd.img /tmp
then uncompress it  
#gzip -cd /tmp/initrd.img > /tmp/initrd.ext2
Mount the "file" filesystem thus obtained  
#mount -t ext2 /tmp/initrd.ext2 /mnt/floppy -o loop
create a temporary directory  
#cd /tmp ; mkdir modules ; cd modules
uncompress and extract the modules provided  
#gzip -cd /mnt/floppy/modules/modules.cgz | cpio -ivdum
Copy the new updated module. In case you add it, remove also other useless modules of the same size.   
#cp ~/.../mod_devel_kit/rhxx/modules/x.y.z-iBOOT/module.o x.y.z-iBOOT
Also in case you add it, copy the modules needed for the installed kernel during reboot, and adapt the files pcitable, module-info and modules.dep by using the information provided in the development kit.  
#cp -a ~/.../mod_devel_kit/rhxx/modules/x.y.z-i ~/.../mod_devel_kit/rhxx/modules/x.y.z-ismp .
#vi /mnt/floppy/modules/pcitable /mnt/floppy/modules/module-info /mnt/floppy/modules/modules.dep
recreate the compressed cpio file  
#find * -print -depth | cpio -ov -H crc | gzip -c9 > /mnt/floppy/modules/modules.cgz
unmount the "file" filesystem  
#umount /mnt/floppy
compress the "file" filesystem  
#gzip -c9 /tmp/initrd.ext2 > /tmp/initrd.img
copy it on the floppy disk  
#mcopy /tmp/initrd.img a:
LH 4

The LH4 doesn't seem to work correctly when not in Raid. Even with the latest Bios available at the time of the test (16.00), the problem remains. If you desactivate the Raid management, during the boot, the ncr53c8xx driver in Linux detects 4 controlers instead of 2 and boot doesn't end. To avoid that, you have to activate the Raid in the Bios and use each of the disk in Raid0 mode, which is quite the same as the solution without Raid at all.

This machine can not be installed correctly with RedHat 7.1 or Mandrake 8.0 distributions.

NetRaid card

These cards are equiped with an AMI Megaraid chipset and may support the following Raid levels : 0, 1, 3, 5, 10, 30 and 50.

AMI has recently sold his Megaraid division to LSILogic and information is now available from http://www.megaraid.lsilogic.com/

Some NetRaid cards, as well as the chipset integrated on the LH3 and LH4 mother boards are supported by recent version of the Linux kernel (2.0.36/2.2.19/2.4.16 typically - don't use 2.0.37/38).

For the RedHat 5.2 distribution, it's not possible to install the system on this type of controler, because it's not detected by the installation program. You have to use a specific floppy disk . This floppy disk should be used as input to the rawrite tool, for example. It works for systems with less than 1 GB of memory.

For the RedHat 6.0 distribution, you have to manually declare the existence of this card as a supplementary SCSI adapter, in order to use it directly during the installation. The megaraid driver isn't automatically detected.

To avoid strange messages during the boot printed by the megaraid driver, it's necessary to recompile it with the option -DHP (before kernel 2.4.2) or -DMEGA_HP_FIX (after) or even nothing now (> 2.4.13).

For the RedHat 6.1 distribution, the megaraid driver provided by the kernel does support only the first logical drive. In order to obtain the others, please recompile a 2.2 standard kernel.

You have to note that the integrated card of the LH3/4 realises a software parity checks and performs thus less efficiently than the NetRaid daughter cards. On the other side, LH3000/6000 are equiped with an integrated card doing hardware checks.

In the driver provided by AMI there is a Raid management tool megamgr, usable within Linux, and equivalent to the tool included in the software embedded on the controler. It's downloadable from http://www.ami.com/support/prodsearch.cfm?InpProdID=17

In case of problem, old versions are available there http://www.HyPer-Linux.org/HP-HOWTO/mirror/Software/107.zip, http://www.HyPer-Linux.org/HP-HOWTO/mirror/Software/1e08.zip and http://www.HyPer-Linux.org/HP-HOWTO/mirror/Software/mega115.tgz,.

Kernel patches and utility to monitor logical/physical drives on MegaRAID (NetRAID) Adapters have been made by Katsuyuki Yumoto. "This can detect physical drive failure, send E-Mail and syslog it. NetRAID-1Si/3Si, embeded NetRAID and NetRAID-1M/2M are okay to use. Don't use this for NetRAID-4M." You'll find the code at this address http://www.jpn.hp.com/biz/products/pcserver/linux/tech/megascan-20011113.tar.gz. Use with care as the versions I tried have conducted to kernel panic.

The NetRaid 1Si card isn't recognized correctly by RedHat 7.2.

NetRaid 1M/2M models

In addition to what is mentionned above, these models require a 1.14 version of the megaraid driver to work correctly. You may find a version of the sources of this driver at this address http://www.HyPer-Linux.org/HP-HOWTO/mirror/Software/ami-mr114b.tar.gz.

A driver disk for the RedHat distribution is available at the following address for the versions 6.2 and 7.0.

To use a driver disk on a RedHat 6.2 distribution, you need to boot with the latest boot disk made by RedHat. Either by remaking a CD-ROM containing it, or by using it directly. It"s available at the following address ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/updates/6.2/en/os/images/i386/boot-20000407.img

You'll have data corruption by using these cards with the standard kernel of the RedHat 7.1 distribution. You necessaraly need this driver disk to use it correctly. This has been seen with both H.01.07 and H.01.08 firmware. Sources of the patch required to make this card work correctly with kernels 2.4.x (x < 7) are available here http://www.HyPer-Linux.org/HP-HOWTO/mirror/Software/mega115hp.tgz. The same problème is true with the Mandrake 8.0, but the 8.1 has the right driver.

NetRaid 4M card

These cards are equiped with a StrongARM Chipset and correspond to the Adaptec card AAC-3642. A driver is available at http://domsch.com/linux. The RedHat 7.0 includes in standard the driver even if that release of the kernel doesn't handle it normaly. Information are also available on the HP Navigator L.19.00.

Second IDE bus

On these machines, when the second ide bus is probed by the kernel, there is a timeout, which doesn't hurt, but is useless. To avoid it, just add to your lilo.conf the following line :

append="ide1=noprobe"
Processors

To desactivate processors on a Linux server, you need to give an option during the boot to the kernel such as :

Lilo boot: linux maxcpus=3

where the number of processors given in option is less by one of the number of processors wanted. For example, here we activate 4 processors.

HA Cluster

To use a High Availability Custer under Linux, you need to use additional software, such as :

Multimedia keyboards

Some of the PCs provided by HP are equiped with a multimedia keyboard. You may use the additional keys thanks to the HotKeys daemon (Cf: http://freshmeat.net/projects/hotkeys/)

3.2.2. The monitors range

The following table provides all information on the support for this hardware by XFree86.

Table 3-14. HP Monitors and Linux

Reference Name Vert. F. (Hz) Hor. F. (kHz) Bandwidth (MHz) Resol. Freq. (Hz) Tested
D2825A, D2825S 15" HP Ultra VGA 1024 50-110 31-54 65 640x400, 640x480, 800x600, 1024x768 70, 60-72-75-85, 60-72-75-85, 60 Yes
D2826A, D2826S 15" HP 50 50-120 31-54 65 640x400, 640x480, 800x600, 1024x768 70, 60-75-85, 60-75-85, 60 Yes
D2827A 15" HP 51 50-120 31-54 ??? ??? ??? No
D2828A 15" HP 52 50-120 30-54 65 640x400, 640x480, 800x600, 1024x768 70, 60-75-85, 60-75-85, 60 No
D8897A 15" HP 55 ??? 30-54 ??? ??? ??? No
P4795A 15" HP 56 ??? 30-54 ??? ??? ??? No
D2832A 15" HP M500 50-120 30-70 110 640x400, 640x480, 800x600, 1024x768, 1280x1024 70, 60-75-85, 72-75-85, 70-75-85, 60 No
D2807A 17" Ultra 1280 50-160 30-64 ??? ??? ??? Yes
D2837A 17" HP70 50-120 30-70 110 640x400, 640x480, 800x600, 1024x768, 1280x1024 70, 75-85, 75-85, 75-85, 60 Yes
D2838A 17" HP M700 50-160 30-86 ??? ??? ??? No
D8906A 17" HP P700 50-160 30-86 140 ??? ??? No
D8907A 17" HP P720 ??? 30-85 ??? ??? ??? No
D2840A 17" Ergo 1280 50-150 31-92 160 512x384, 640x480, 800x600, 1024x768, 1152x864, 1280x1024, 1440x1080, 1600x1200 85, 100, 100, 100, 100, 85, 72, 60 Yes
D8901A, D8902A 17" HP71 50-120 30-60 110 640x400, 640x480, 800x600, 1024x768, 1280x1024 70, 60, 75-85, 75-85, 60 No
D8904A, D8905A 17" HP72 ??? 30-70 ??? ??? ??? No
D8900A 17" HP75 50-160 30-86 (30-64 real) 150 640x400, 640x480, 800x600, 1024x768, 1280x1024 70, 60-75-85, 75-85, 75-75-85, 75 Yes
D2842A, D2842W 19" HP90 50-200 30-96 203 640x400, 640x480, 800x600, 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1600x1200 70, 75-85, 75-85, 75-85, 75-85, 75 Yes
D8910A 19" HP P910 50-150 29-107 230 640x400, 640x480, 800x600, 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1600x1200 70, 60-85, 85, 75-85, 75-85, 75-85 No
D8911A 19" HP91 ??? 30-96 ??? ??? ??? No
D8912A 19" HP P920 ??? 30-107 ??? ??? ??? No
A4031A 20" 48-150 30-82 ??? ??? ??? Yes
D2846A, A4576A 21" HP P1100 50-160 30-107 ??? ??? ??? No
D2847A 21" P1110 50-180 29-121 300 ??? ??? Yes
D8915A 21" P1120 ??? 30-121 ??? ??? ??? No
A4819A 21" P1130 ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? No
A4033A 21" 50-120 30-80 ??? ??? ??? Yes
A1295A 24" Wide Aspect 50-160 30-96 ??? ??? ??? No
D5061A 15,1" LCD HP ??? ??? N/A ??? ??? No
D5062A 15" LCD HPL1510 ??? ??-75 N/A ??? ??? No
D5063A 15" LCD HPL1520 ??? ??? N/A ??? ??? No
D5064A 17" LCD HPL1720 ??? ??? N/A ??? ??? No
D5065A 18,1" LCD HP L1800 56-85 30-80 N/A 640x350, 640x480, 720x400, 800x600, 832x624, 1024x768, 1152x870, 1152x900, 1280x1024 70, 60-75-85, 70, 60-75-85, 75, 60-75-85, 75, 66, 60-75 Yes
D5069A, D5069C, D5069J, D5069L 18" LCD HPL1810 ??? ??-75 N/A ??? ??? No
P4829A 18" LCD HPL1820 ??? ??? N/A ??? ??? No

3.2.3. PA-Risc based computer range

The PA-Risc range is achitectured around a processor designed and realised by HP. First versions were produced in 1987. Currently the versions are named PA-8000 (8200, 8500, ...).

The initiative to port Linux on the PA-RISC architecture was taken during the Atlanta Linux exhibition in October 1998. HP has announced in February 1999 its sponsorship to to this port of Linux. This port is a native one, which is different from a preceding project which used MkLinux on machines based on PA-7200. The work is currently done with The Puffin Group bought by Linuxcare, and more precise information on the status may be found on the official Web site. In particular, interesting starting points may be found on http://www.parisc-linux.org/faq.html and http://www.parisc-linux.org/hw.html. Consult also ESIEE site (712 on Linux/PA) which participates actively to the port : http://mkhppa1.esiee.fr/en/ The last version is 0.9.3. It supports the following systems L1000, L2000, A500, A180, B, C, J, D, R, 742, 725, 735, 755, 705, 710, 720, 730, 750, 712, 715.

This version supports 32 and 64 bits modes, SMP (1-4 way), RAM up to 16 GB, HP-UX compatibility, X-Window, KDE, Gnome, 80% of Debian packages.

Debian has accepted PA-RISC as a supported architecture for the upcoming Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 (woody) stable release. http://www.debian.org/ports/hppa/.

Thomas Marteau has written a HOWTO on the way to boot concretely a Pa-Risc suystem. It's available at http://www.linuxdoc.org/HOWTO/PA-RISC-Linux-Boot-HOWTO/index.html.

FAQ is also available at http://dsportal.eservices.hp.com/dspp/tech/tech_TechDocumentDetailPage_IDX/1,1701,276,00.html.

There is on the other side for these machines a Linux project based on the MkLinux micro-kernel. This project as developped within OSF. The web site mentionning information is at http://www.gr.opengroup.org/mklinux/hppa/mkpa-rel.html. Links to more parisc ports are at http://parisc.workstations.org/.

3.2.4. The IA-64 range

HP has developed in collaboration with Intel a new generation of 64 bits processors called Itanium (IA-64). The first processor of this new generation, called Itanium, was born in September 2001. The initial port of Linux on IA-64 was published the 2nd of february, 2000 and the sources of the project are available through ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/ports/ia64. This is the place of the latest sources for this project. More information on this topic may be found on these pages: http://www.hp.com/products1/linux/itanium/index.html (LSO), http://devresource.hp.com/devresource/Topics/IA64/IA64.html and http://www.hpl.hp.com/techreports/index.html (HP Labs) or on the reference site http://www.linuxia64.org

HP, as a founding member of the IA-64 Linux project, works on the port of the kernel, the initial version of gcc, gas, ld and emacs. Another major contribution of HP to this project is the availability of the software development kit available at http://www.software.hp.com/ia64linux. It allows to develop applications as well as kernel code on Linux/IA32 for IA64 platforms and moreover to test them through a simulator.

You may find some useful tools for IA-64 architecture on the ftp site of the HP labs.

Debian has accepted IA-64 as a supported architecture for the upcoming Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 (woody) stable release. Cf: http://www.debian.org/ports/ia64/. The IA-64 installer CD image is now available by either HTTP or FTP from these locations: http://gluck.debian.org/ia64/cd-20010810.iso.gz and ftp://gluck.debian.org/ia64/cd-20010810.iso.gz.

MandrakeSoft has announced that its Mandrake 8.1 for IA-64 version supports perfectly HP Itanium configurations as related on http://www.mandrakesoft.com/company/press/pr?n=/pr/products/1444en=en

The following key features which are all unique to IA-64 are described by Stéphane Eranian:

  • IA-64/EPIC goes beyond pure VLIW. Code is portable from one implementation to another. The timing dependencies are protected by stop bits. This allow unmodified code to run with no recompilation. Of course better performance is achieved by recompilation.

  • Very large register set: 128 floating point, 128 general registers.

  • Predication: a very elegant way of removing the cost of branch in if-then-else statments.

  • Speculation: a elegant mechanism to hide memory access latency by allowing load instructions to be hoisted from the location where they are needed without risking unwanted faults (like NULL pointer).

  • Register Stack Engine: a mechanism similar to the register window found a SPARC but much more powerful and dynamic. The window size varies on demand. Take advantage of the large register set and is used on function calls.

  • Hardware support for software pipelined-loop: this is the most powerful construct which takes advantages of : predication, large registers. This is a renaming scheme for general, floating point or predication registers which allows one to unroll loops without incuring the code expansion seen on other architectures.

  • All the multmedia-type instructions are support in IA-64 mode.

  • IA-32 hardware emulation: possibility to run unmodified Linux/ia32 applications on Linux/ia64 (requires some OS support).

  • On the system level: full 64 bit address space. Hardware walker to TLB misses.

  • Banked registers (16 of them) to help speed up interrupt processing.

Stéphane Eranian and David Mosberger will publish begining of 2002 a book called 'Design and implementation of the Linux/ia64 kernel' (Prentice Hall)

3.2.4.1. The IA64 server range

The following tables indicate the state of Linux support by these platforms :

Table 3-15. HP IA-64 Servers and Linux

Machine Graphic Card Linux support Network Card Linux support SCSI Card Linux support Sound Card Linux support Tested
rx4610 (A6153A, A6447A) ATI Rage 128 AGP 8MB Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (ati) Intel S82093A / i82559 10/100 BT Yes driver eepro100 or e100 Qlogic Ultra3 Wide PCI Yes driver qla1280 None N/A RedHat 7.0, 7.1, Mandrake 8.0, 8.1

3.2.4.2. The IA64 workstation range

The following tables indicate the state of Linux support by these platforms :

Table 3-16. HP IA-64 Workstations and Linux

Machine Graphic Card Linux support Network Card Linux support SCSI Card Linux support Sound Card Linux support Tested
i2000 (A7202A, A7203A) nVidia Quadro2 Pro AGP Yes XFree 4.1.0Rem. (nv) Intel PRO 10/100 BT Yes driver eepro100 or e100 Qlogic Ultra3 Wide PCI Yes driver qla1280 Cirrus Logic CS 4281 Yes driver AlsaRem. RedHat 7.1, Mandrake 8.1

3.2.4.3. Complementary information

To boot Linux on this kind of machine, you need to type in the initial environment

Verify the correspondance between logical drives and peripherals
Shell>map
Go to the logical drive corresponding to the CD-ROM
Shell>fs1:
Boot the system
fs1:>eli linux
Install your distribution as usual
The only difference is that you need to create a so-called 'EFI' partition of type FAT32 (Id:b) of around 128 MB. This partition will be mounted as /boot/efi later
After the installation, reboot and redo the initial sequence, verifying again the correspondance (which may have changed because the CD-ROM isn't available anymore, the numbers indicating the order of detection of bootable devices)
Shell>map
Shell>fs0:
Shell>dir
Verify the name of the kernel to boot
fs1:>eli linux-up
To automize the boot, you need to remove all options from the EFI boot except the EFI Shell and create a file in the EFI partition (/boot/efi) called startup.nsh containing:
fs0:
eli linux-up
fs0:
(From information provided by S. Eranian. Only mistakes are mine :-)

David Mosberger reports that recent versions (7.2) of Red Hat install a GPT partition and that you must enable the following two config options for the kernel to recognize them:

CONFIG_PARTITION_ADVANCED=y
CONFIG_EFI_PARTITION=y

3.2.5. X Terminals

HP proposes now NCD X terminals to replace the Envizex/Entria range.

The HP X terminal range (Entria, Envizex) is usable with a Linux server. More over, a Linux server may be a boot server for X terminals. To do it, a certain number of operations are mandatory.

We suppose we have a HP-UX machine named hpux, on which is installed Enware, a Linux server, named linux and an X Terminal with MAC address 08:00:09:db:8d:1c. The gateway on the network is at IP address 192.168.1.254, and the DNS name server at 192.168.1.1.

Commands to do are :


Enware Home Directory
hpux #cd /opt/hpxt/enware/xthome


Creation of a tar archive of this software
hpux #tar cvf ~ftp/en.tar * .??*


Download of the tar archive
linux #ftp hpux
Connected to hpux.
220 hpux  FTP server (Version wu-2.5.0(1) Wed Aug 25 12:50:08 EDT 1999) ready.
Name (ftp:Root):ftp
331 Password required for  ftp.
Password:(type your mail address here)
230-
[...]
230-
230 User ftp logged in.  Access restrictions apply.
ftp>lcd /tmp
Local directory now /tmp
ftp>get en.tar
200 PORT command successful.
150 Opening BINARY mode data connection for en.tar (57638340 bytes).
226 Transfer complete.
57638340 bytes received in [...]
ftp>quit
[...]


Creation of the target directory on the linux machine
linux #mkdir -p /tftpboot


Go there
linux #cd /tftpboot


untar the archive
linux #tar xvf /tmp/en.tar


Launch the X Font Server working on port 7100
linux #/usr/X11R6/bin/xfs -port 7100


Creation of the bootpd configuration file
linux #cat >> /etc/bootptab << EOF
global.prof::sm=255.255.255.0::ds=192.168.1.1::gw=192.168.1.254::ht=ethernet::bf=bin/C3253A:     # Adjust to your X-terminal
tx1:hd=/tftpboot:tc=global.prof:ha=080009db8d1c:ip=192.168.1.100:
EOF
Install bootpd say from  http://rpmfind.net
linux #rpm -Uvh bootp-2.4.3-7.i386.rpm


Verify the existence of such a line in  /etc/inetd.conf, and restart if needed the server by killall -1 inetd 
linux #grep bootps /etc/inetd.conf
bootps dgram   udp     wait    root    /usr/sbin/tcpd  bootpd


Now enkoy your X terminal by booting it

For a more detailed description, as well as the software related to that operation, consult also the page http://www.cb3rob.net/~sven/xterm.

3.2.6. The printing product range

3.2.6.1. General points

Printers may be connected directly to a machine through either a parallel port (generally), or a serial port, or even (more recently) through a USB port. They may also be directly wired to the network, for a global access; this is done thanks to a card put in a slot of the printer, or through the connexion of the parallel port of the printer to a sharing network box.

HP provides such boxes, called JetDirect, which allow thus to share personnal printers on the network, directly, without going through a machine. They exist for various network topologies (10 BT, 10/100 BT, Localtalk, 10B2) and offer the ability to access to the printer directly from machine which like Linux support the LPD protocol, by using a remote printer in the /etc/printcap file. The name of the queue to use is then raw.

An example of /etc/printcap file allowing to access to a printer, equiped with such a box or card, named lj4000 on the network is given below :

# REMOTE POSTSCRIPT 1200x1200 a4 {} PostScript Default {}

lj4000::sd=/var/spool/lpd/lj4000::rm=lj4000::rp=raw::if=/var/spool/lpd/lj4000/filter::mx#0::sh:

The configuration access to the box is done either through the WebJetAdmin tool provided also under Linux now, or by the telnet command. The default address of these products is 192.0.0.192. To connect to them initially, you just have to add an IP alias on your network interface, typically by :

#ifconfig eth0:0 192.0.0.1

and a route to that network (if not automatically created) typically by :

#route add -net 192.0.0.0

The access to the equipment is thus done simply by :

#telnet 192.0.0.192

Please pay attention to have only one such equipment on the network, at the same time, or you'll have duplicate IP addresses, which always causes problems. Note that HP manageable network equipments also use the same default address. The reading of the IP Alias mini HOWTO may be useful if you don't understand the previous paragraph :-).

It is of course possible to access through the network to an HP printer attached and declared directly on a Linux machine, thanks to the lpd service for the other Unix clients, through SaMBa for the clients of Microsoft systems (Win9x ou WinNTx) or through NetAtalk for the MacIntosh clients.

At last, SaMBa offers a tool, smbclient, which allows to print from a Unix/Linux machine to a printer wired directly on a Microsoft based PC, without any need to use a JetDirect system. All the details useful to realize this operation are described in the example file of smbprint provided with the SaMBa package and on the page http://www.medasys-digital-systems.fr/linux/samba-truc.html.

Communication between a Linux machine and a printer needs also, outside a network dialog, a discussion with an exchange language between the two elements. There are a lot of languages of that sort, such as PCL, Postscript or HPGL. To be able to print correctly, the tool providing the datas to print has to generate code known by the printer. Filters exist which allow to easily transform an output in one given format to another one. Thus the Ghostscript software authorizes the transformation of Postscript source in a great variety of output formats, as indicated by its invocation in the 'Available devices' part :

#gs -h
GNU Ghostscript 6.51 (2001-03-28)
Copyright (C) 2001 artofcode LLC, Benicia, CA.  All rights reserved.
Usage: gs [switches] [file1.ps file2.ps ...]
Most frequently used switches: (you can use # in place of =)
 -dNOPAUSE           no pause after page   | -q       `quiet', fewer messages
 -g<width>x<height>  page size in pixels   | -r<res>  pixels/inch resolution
 -sDEVICE=<devname>  select device         | -dBATCH  exit after last file
 -sOutputFile=<file> select output file: - for stdout, |command for pipe,
                                         embed %d or %ld for page #
Input formats: PostScript PostScriptLevel1 PostScriptLevel2 PDF
Available devices:
   x11 bbox x11alpha x11cmyk x11gray2 x11gray4 x11mono bmpmono bmpgray
   bmpsep1 bmpsep8 bmp16 bmp256 bmp16m bmp32b deskjet djet500 laserjet
   ljetplus ljet2p ljet3 ljet3d ljet4 ljet4d lj5mono lj5gray cdeskjet
   cdjcolor cdjmono cdj550 pj pjxl pjxl300 uniprint omni bj10e bj200 bjc600
   bjc800 faxg3 faxg32d faxg4 pcxmono pcxgray pcx16 pcx256 pcx24b pcxcmyk
   pbm pbmraw pgm pgmraw pgnm pgnmraw pnm pnmraw ppm ppmraw pkm pkmraw pksm
   pksmraw tiffcrle tiffg3 tiffg32d tiffg4 tifflzw tiffpack tiff12nc
   tiff24nc psmono psgray psrgb bit bitrgb bitcmyk pngmono pnggray png16
   png256 png16m jpeg jpeggray pdfwrite pswrite epswrite pxlmono pxlcolor
   dmprt cdj880 ap3250 appledmp atx23 atx24 atx38 bmpa16 bmpa16m bmpa256
   bmpa32b bmpamono bmpasep1 bmpasep8 ccr cdj1600 cdj500 cdj670 cdj850
   cdj890 cdj970 cfax cgm24 cgm8 cgmmono cljet5pr coslw2p coslwxl cp50
   declj250 dfaxlow dfaxhigh djet500c dl2100 dnj650c eps9high eps9mid epson
   epsonc escp fs600 hl1250 hl7x0 ibmpro imagen inferno iwhi iwlo iwlq
   jetp3852 la50 la70 la75 la75plus lbp8 lj250 lj3100sw lj4dith ln03 lp2563
   lp8000 lq850 lxm5700m m8510 mgr4 mgr8 mgrgray2 mgrgray4 mgrgray8 mgrmono
   miff24 necp6 oce9050 oki182 okiibm paintjet photoex pjetxl plan9bm sgirgb
   r4081 sj48 st800 stcolor sunhmono t4693d2 t4693d4 t4693d8 tek4696 xes
   x11cmyk2 x11cmyk4 x11cmyk8 x11rg16x x11rg32x ljet4pjl lj4dithp dj505j
   picty180 pr201 pr150 pr1000 pr1000_4 jj100 bj10v bj10vh mag16 mag256
   mj700v2c mj500c mj6000c mj8000c fmpr fmlbp ml600 lbp310 lbp320 lips2p
   bjc880j lips4 lips4v escpage lp2000 npdl md50Mono md50Eco md1xMono hpijs
   DJ630 DJ6xx DJ6xxP DJ8xx DJ9xx DJ9xxVIP AP21xx hpdj md2k md5k stp lxm3200
   lx5000 lex7000 lex5700 lex3200 lex2050 gdi epl5800 epl2050 epl2050p
   alc8500 alc2000 cljet5 cljet5c nullpage
Search path:
   . : /usr/share/ghostscript/6.51/lib : /usr/share/ghostscript/6.51/vflib :
   /usr/share/ghostscript/fonts : /usr/share/fonts/default/ghostscript :
   /usr/share/fonts/default/Type1 : /usr/share/fonts/default/amspsfnt/pfb :
   /usr/share/fonts/default/cmpsfont/pfb
For more information, see /usr/share/doc/ghostscript-6.51/Use.htm.
Report bugs to bug-gs@ghostscript.com, using the form in Bug-form.htm.

This represents only the output formats compiled in the program. Other are also available. You may find a complete list of all the printers known by this software at http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~ghost/printer.html.

A ghostscript driver for supporting pcl3 is also available at http://home.t-online.de/home/Martin.Lottermoser/pcl3.html.

A list of HP printers supported may be found on the following pages : http://www.linuxprinting.org/printer_list.cgi?make=HP and http://hp.sourceforge.net/.

HP has published in April 2001 improved drivers to support inkjet printers. Cf: http://hpinkjet.sourceforge.net/.

3.2.6.2. Control codes

Ink or laser printers may be controled through control codes. The following table gives some of them :

Table 3-17. Printer Control codes

Code Function
ESC&l1H Tray 2
ESC&l2H Manual tray, sheet
ESC&l3H Manual tray, envelope
ESC&l4H Tray 1
ESC&l5H Tray 3
ESC&l7H Automatic selection
ESC&l0O Portrait
ESC&l1O Landscape
ESC&l5A A4
ESC(8U HP Roman 8
ESC(10U IBM PC-8 (CP437)
ESC(12U IBM PC-850 (CP850)

Other control codes for PCL3 language are given on HP's Web site for deskjet and laserjet.

HP printers are of two kind of technologies : inkjet or laserjet which are detailed below.

3.2.6.2.1. Inkjet printers range (DeskJet)

Inkjet HP printers use either an own language for page description, or the PPA protocol, or also the Postscript or PCL language.

The reference site for InkJet printer is http://hpinkjet.sourceforge.net

For PPA printers, consult also http://sourceforge.net/projects/pnm2ppa

Note that most inkjet printers are limited to a 600x600 resolution when used from Unix/Linux.

3.2.6.2.2. The InkJet range

LaserJet HP printers use PCL or Postscript page description language.

The reference site for LaserJet printer is http://hp.sourceforge.net

3.2.7. Digital imaging product range

3.2.7.1. The scanners range (ScanJet)

The main tool available in Linux environment to manage scanners is SANE (Scanner Access Now Easy). This software provides in particular a driver for HP scanner management: hpbackend.

The following table provides all information on the support for this hardware by Linux.

Table 3-18. Scanners and Linux

Reference Scanner Interface Linux support Tested
C9195A ScanJet Plus HP Parallel Interface Card SANE and driver No
C1750A ScanJet IIc SCSI SANE No
C2500A, C2507A, C2508A, C2509A ScanJet IICX SCSI SANE No
C1790A, C1797A, C1798A, C1799A ScanJet IIP SCSI SANE No
C2520A, C2527A, C2528A, C2529A ScanJet 3C SCSI SANE No
C2570A ScanJet 3P SCSI SANE No
C2520B, C2527B, C2527D, C2528B, C2529B ScanJet 4C SCSI SANE No
C1130B ScanJet 4P SCSI SANE No
C5110A, C5116A, C5117A, C5119A ScanJet 5P SCSI SANE No
C5160A, C5167A ScanJet 5S ??? ??? No
  ScanJet 2100C driver USB ??? No
C8500A ScanJet 2200C Parallel Port ??? No
C7167A ScanJet 3200C Parallel Port ??? No
C7680A ScanJet 3300C USB SANE and driver USB No
C7727A ScanJet 3400C Parallel Port or USB SANE and driver PPSCSI or driver USB No
C6290A, C6292A, C6293A, C7297A ScanJet 4100C, Cse, Cxi USB SANE and driver USB No
C7177A ScanJet 4200C USB SANE and driver USB No
C7737A ScanJet 4300C Parallel Port or USB SANE and driver PPSCSI or driver USB No
C9877A, C9887A ScanJet 4400C ??? ??? No
C5190A, C5192A, C5193A, C5197A ScanJet 5100C, Cse, Cxi Parallel Port SANE and driver PPSCSI No
C5190A, C7192A, C7193A ScanJet 5200C Parallel Port or USB SANE and driver PPSCSI or driver USB Yes
C7697A, C8477A ScanJet 5300C, 5370C Parallel Port or USB SANE and driver PPSCSI or driver USB (driver hp5300) No
C8517A, C9857A, C9867A ScanJet 5400C ??? ??? Yes
C6260A, C6266A, C6267A, C6269A ScanJet 6100C SCSI SANE No
C6270A, C6272A, C6273A, C6274A, C6275A, C7277A, C6278A ScanJet 6200C, Cse, Cxi, 6250C SCSI or USB SANE or driver USB Yes
C7677A, C7678A, C7679A ScanJet 6300C, Cse, Cxi, 6350C, 6390C SCSI or USB SANE or driver USB Yes
C7717A, C7718A, C7719A ScanJet 7400C ??? ??? Yes
C5100A PhotoSmart PhotoScanner SCSI SANE Yes

A FAQ dedicated to HP scanners support under Linux with SANE is available at the address : http://www.kirchgessner.net/sanehpfaq.html

Some usefull adresses for USB scanners should be consulted : http://www.buzzard.org.uk/jonathan/scanners-usb.html and http://www.qbik.ch/usb/devices/search_res.php3?pattern=hp

3.2.7.2. Digital photo cameras

To use these peripherals, you have to compile SCSI support with your kernel, and turn on mass storage device in USB support. Then mount the /dev/sdxx device as usual.

The following table provides all information on the support for this hardware by Linux.

Table 3-19. Cameras and Linux

Reference Camera Interface Linux support Tested
C8890A PhotoSmart 215 driver USB ??? No
C8452A PhotoSmart 315 driver USB gPhoto Yes
C8908A PhotoSmart 612 driver USB ??? No
C6324A PhotoSmart 618 driver USB gPhoto Yes
C8913A PhotoSmart 715 driver USB ??? No
C6326A PhotoSmart 912 driver USB gPhoto Yes

3.2.7.3. The Digital Sender

This product is a scanner, able to send the result of the digitalisation through e-mail, by sending the digitalised document as an attachement in PDF format. It may so well be used with a Linux (or other) mail server (sendmail, postfix, ...), as well as with clients reading their messages under Linux, providing they have a tool to display PDF file such as Acrobat Reader or xpdf.

The Digital Sender can also send images as black and white or colour TIFF files. The black and white images work fine, however, there is a problem with the coloured TIFF files. These are sent in an obsolete format which is not supported by libtiff, which is the basis of support for the TIFF format for nearly all Linux software. This means that you cannot directly open colour TIFF images created by the Digital Sender using Linux software (e.g. The GIMP, ImageMagick).

3.2.7.4. The CapShare

THere is an application for the Window Maker window manager to manage the CapShare. More information at http://www.netjunki.org/projects/index.php

3.2.8. All-in-one range (OfficeJet)

These products gather many functions : printing (all), scanning (all), copying (all), and faxing (some).

More information from their dedicated web site : http://hpoj.sourceforge.net/suplist.shtml

3.2.9. The Storage products range

3.2.9.1. Tape based products

Most HP SCSI tape drives (DAT 1, 2, 3, 4, DLT, LTO) work with Linux. the driver file to use is /dev/st0 for the first drive, /dev/st1, for the second...

More information may be found on the certification site http://www.linuxtapecert.org/

HP provides the tapeware software with its drives, including a Linux version.

Colorado Trakker 250 and 350 are supported with ftape (>= 4.02) T1000 should also work correctly. Colorado 5GB are supported with the paride driver.

3.2.9.1.1. HP libraries

Tools to manage such drives may be found on http://mtx.sourceforge.net/ or http://www.arkeia.com/ or http://www.strusel007.de/linux/changer.html. I had the chance to test models 6x24, 418, 718, 818 with arkeia without problem.

3.2.9.2. HP SureStore Virtual Array

These systems are supported in a mixed environment Windows NT/2K, HP-UX 11.0 and Linux. They are connected through Fibre Channel controlers to the SAN. Among all FC cards supported on Linux, HP supoprts those provided by Emulex and QLogic. HP sells a Linux version of the management software for these arrays. Supported models are VA7100 (A6183A), VA7400.

3.2.9.3. HP XP Storage Systems

Here are the configurations supported by HP for these Storage Systems:

Redhat 6.0/6.1
Qlogic QLA2100F or QLA2200F with driver V2.23
Private Loop or Direct Fibre Attach
No boot support
XP256 has to have firmware >= 44.14.00 Mode 00
For direct attach XP512/48 has to have firmware >= 11.22.00 Mode 00
For attachment to a switch XP512/48 has to have firmware >= 12.19.00

Redhat 6.2
Emulex LP8000 with driver V4.10g
Private Loop or Direct Fibre Attach
No boot support
For attachment to a switch use Brocade 2400/2800 with firmware >= V2.1.9f) 
XP512/48 has to have firmware >= 12.19.00 Mode 00

Khalid Aziz reports that there may be a problem with XP512 support of Linux due to a hole in LUN numbers. If the LUNs were numbered continuously, you would see all LUNs. Some folks in HP have written patches for this. Essentially all that is needed is to add an entry in device_list[] in scsi_scan.c for the XP512 and set the flag BLIST_SPARSELUN. The entry would look something like:

{ "HP", "XP512", "*", BLIST_SPARSELUN}
The first field is the vendor name as reported by XP512 and second field is the model name as reported by XP512. These two need to match what XP512 returns in Inquiry command, exactly.