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28. Other hardware

28.1. Amateur Radio

The following cards etc. are supported:

  • KISS based Terminal Node Controllers

  • Ottawa PI card

  • Gracilis PacketTwin card

  • Other Z8530 SCC based cards

  • Parallel and serial port Baycom modems

  • Soundblaster cards

  • Soundcards based on the Crystal chipset

28.2. VESA Power Savings Protocol (DPMS) monitors

Support for power savings is included in the Linux kernel. Use setterm to enable support in the Linux console, and xset to enable support under X.

28.3. Touch screens

The Metro-X X-server is supporting the following touch screen controllers:

  • Carrol Touch serial touch screen here

  • EloGraphics

  • Lucas Deeco

  • MicroTouch

28.4. Terminals on serial port

Old terminals can easily be used under Linux by connecting them to the serial port of your system. At least the following terminals will be supported:

  • VT52

  • VT100

  • VT220

  • VT320

  • VT420

28.5. Joysticks

Joysticks are now supported as input devices in the new Linux console project. For a list of supported hardware, see the Linux Input Drivers Supported hardware list (alternate site here).

The following is outdated. Please see the link above for up-to-date information.

Joystick support is in recent XFree86 distributions (3.3.x and higher) and in kernel versions 2.1.x and higher. For older kernels the links below are useful.

  • Joystick driver For information check here. An FTP archive can be found at here.

Currently supported joysticks are:

  • Amiga joysticks on Amiga

  • CH Flightstick Pro compatibles with additional two hats and two buttons

  • DirectPad Pro parallel port joystick interfaces ( here)

  • FP Gaming Assasin 3D

  • Gamepads with 6 and 8 buttons

  • Genius Flight2000 Digital F-23 ( here)

  • Gravis Blackhawk Digital

  • Gravis GamePad Pro

  • Gravis Xterminator GamePad

  • Logitech CyberMan 2 ( here)

  • Logitech ThunderPad Digital

  • Logitech WingMan Extreme Digital ( here)

  • MadCatz Panther

  • MadCatz Panther XL

  • Microsoft SideWinder 3D Pro

  • Microsoft SideWinder Force Feedback Pro

  • Microsoft SideWinder GamePad

  • Microsoft SideWinder Precision Pro

  • Multisystem joysticks (Atari, Amiga, Commodore, Amstrad)

  • Multisystem joysticks using 0.8.0.2 hw interface

  • Nintendo Entertainment System (and clone - SVI, Pegasus ...) gamepads

  • PDPI Lightning L4 gamecard ( here)

  • Sega Genesis (MegaDrive) gamepads

  • Sega Master System gamepads

  • Sega Saturn gamepads

  • SNESKey parallel port joystick interfaces

  • Sony PlayStation gamepads

  • Standard joysticks with 2, 3 or 4 axes, and up to 4 buttons

  • Super Nintendo Entertainment System gamepads

  • ThrustMaster FCS compatibles with additional hat

  • ThrustMaster Millenium 3D Inceptor ( here)

  • ThrustMaster Rage 3D ( here)

  • TurboGraFX parallel port joystick interface ( here)

28.6. Video devices (capture boards, frame grabbers, TV tuners, etc.)

These devices are all supported by the Video for Linux (v4l)/Video for Linux Two (V4L2) subsystem. For more information, see the Video for Linux resources page.

Bt848/849/878/879-based TV tuner cards are supported by the bttv driver. For a full list of cards supported by this driver, see Documentation/video4linux/bttv/Cards in the Linux kernel source tree.

saa7130/34-based capture/TV boards are supported by the saa7134 driver. Cards supported by this driver include the following:

  • Proteus Pro (Philips reference design)

  • LifeView FlyVIDEO3000

  • LifeView FlyVIDEO2000

  • EMPRESS

  • SKNet Monster TV

  • Tevion MD 9717

  • KNC One TV-Station RDS

  • Terratec Cinergy 400 TV

  • Medion 5044

  • Kworld/KuroutoShikou SAA7130-TVPCI

  • Terratec Cinergy 600 TV

The Logitech (formerly Connectix) Color QuickCam is supported by the c-qcam driver. See Documentation/video4linux/CQcam.txt in the Linux kernel source or the Logitech QuickCam color and Linux mini-HOWTO for more information.

The cpia driver supports many parallel and USB webcams, including the following:

  • Aiptek HyperVcam Fun USB (Note: some use the OV511, which is not supported)

  • Creative Video Blaster WebCam II (parallel or USB)

  • Digicom Galileo USB

  • Dynalink Digital Camera (USB)

  • Ezonics EZCam (USB - Note: not Pro or Plus)

  • Intel Play QX3 Microscope (USB)

  • Microtek EyeStar (USB)

  • Pace Colour Video Camera (USB)

  • SuperCam WonderEye (USB)

  • TCE Netcam 310 USB

  • Terracam USB (Note: not Pro)

  • Trust SpaceC@m Lite (USB)

  • Utobia USB Camera

  • ZoomCam (parallel or USB)

  • CVideo-Mail Express (parallel)

  • CU-SeeMe Cam Kit (parallel)

  • Digicom Galileo Plus (parallel)

For more information, see the CPiA webcam driver for Linux site.

The following information is likely to be out of date.

All cards with Bt848/Bt848a/Bt849/Bt878/Bt879 and normal Composite/S-VHS inputs are supported. Teletext and Intercast support (PAL only) via VBI samples decoding in software.

  • Adlink 7200 Digital I/O device here

  • Adlink 7300A Digital I/O device here

  • CMOS Video Conferencing Kit. The video capture card has a Bt849 chipset. It comes with a CCD camera.

  • Data Translation DT2803

  • Data Translation DT2851 Frame Grabber here

  • Data Translation DT3155 here

  • Diamond DTV2000 (based on Bt848)

  • Dipix XPG1000/FPG/PPMAPA (based on TI C40 DSP). Most add-on cards are supported. here or here. The driver can be found at here

  • Epix SVM

  • Epix Silicon Video MUX series of video frame grabbing boards here

  • FAST Screen Machine II here

  • Hauppage Wincast TV PCI (based on Bt848) here

  • Imaging Technology ITI/IC-PCI here

  • ImageNation Cortex I here

  • ImageNation CX100 here

  • ImageNation PX500 here

  • ImageNation PXC200 here

  • Imaging Technology Inc. IC-PCI frame grabber board here

  • Matrix Vision MV-Delta here

  • Matrox Meteor here

  • Matrox PIP-1024 here

  • MaxiTV/PCI (based on ZR36120) here

  • Miro PCTV (based on Bt848) here

  • MuTech MV1000 PCI here

  • MuTech MV200 here

  • Philips PCA10TV (not in production anymore) here

  • Pinnacle PCTV (based on Bt848)

  • Pro Movie Studio here

  • Quanta WinVision B&W video capture card here

  • Quickcam here

  • Nomadic Technologies Sensus 700 here for common information. Alas, Nomadic Technologies has removed the page about the Sensus 700.

  • Smart Video Recoder III (based on Bt848) here

  • STB TV PCI Television Tuner (based on Bt848) here

  • Tekram C210 (based on ZR36120) here

  • Video Blaster, Rombo Media Pro+ here

  • VT1500 TV cards here

28.7. Digital Camera

Currently there are five programs which can be used in combination with digital cameras.

  • Camediaplay ( here) You can download it from here

  • Photopc ( here) It can be downloaded from here

  • Qvplay ( here) It can be downloaded from here

  • JCAM, a Java application which allows digital camera owners to access and download pictures from a wide variety of popular digital cameras ( here) It can be downloaded from here

  • gPhoto ( here) It can be downloaded from here

Photopc can be extended with a graphical Tk frontend. This can be found at here. Also Qvplay cab be extended with a graphical Tk frontend, which can be found at here

28.7.1. Supported

  • Agfa ePhoto line of cameras (photopc, camediaplay, JCAM)

  • Apple QuickTake 200 (JCAM)

  • Casio QV10, QV-10A, QV-11, QV-30, QV-70, QV-100, QV-200, QV-300, QV-700, QV-770 (qvplay) here

  • Casio QV-10A, QV-11, QV-30, QV-70, QV-100, QV-300, QV-700, QV-770 (JCAM)

  • Chinon ES-1000 (same hardware, protocol and image format as Kodak DC20) (JCAM) here

  • Epson "Colorio Photo" CP-100 (PhotoPC) (photopc, camediaplay) here

  • Epson "Colorio Photo" CP-200 (PhotoPC 500) (photopc, camediaplay, JCAM) here

  • Epson "Colorio Photo" CP-200 (PhotoPC 550) (JCAM)

  • Epson "Colorio Photo" CP-500 (PhotoPC 600) (photopc, camediaplay, JCAM) here

  • Epson "Colorio Photo" CP-500 (PhotoPC 700) (JCAM)

  • Epson PhotoPC 550 (photopc, camediaplay) here

  • Fuji DS-7, DX-5 (DS-10), DX-7 (DS-20), DX-9 (DS-30), DS-300, MX-700 (JCAM)

  • HP Photo Smart Digital Camera (Some people say it is supported, others say it isn't !!??)

  • Kodak DC-20, DC-25, DC-200/210 (JCAM) here

  • Olympus C-300L, C-320L, C-420L, C-800L, C-840L, C-1000L, C-1400L (JCAM) here

  • Olympus "Camedia" C-400L (D-200L) (photopc, camediaplay, JCAM) here

  • Olympus "Camedia" C-820L (D-320L) (photopc, camediaplay, JCAM) here

  • Olympus C2000Z (photocd)

  • Sanyo VPC-G200/G200EX (photopc, camediaplay) here

  • Sanyo DSC-V1 (VPC-G200E) (photopc, camediaplay) here

  • Sanyo DSC-X1 (VPC-X300) (JCAM)

  • Sanyo DSC-X300 (photopc, camediaplay) here

  • Nikon Coolpix 600/900 (Coolpix 600 untested) (photopc) here and here

  • Sierra Imaging SD640 (photopc) here

  • Toshiba PDR-2 (not sure: photopc) here

28.7.2. Unsupported

  • Casio QV-120, QV-5000SX, QV-7000SX

  • Kodak DC40, DC50, DC120

28.8. UPS

Various other UPS's are supported, read the UPS HOWTO or see the Network UPS Tools site (specifically their compatibility list).

  • APC SmartUPS here

  • APC-BackUPS 400/600, APC-SmartUPS SU700/1400RM here

  • Fenton PowerPal (Web site information can be found here)

  • Fenton Tele-UPS (Web site information can be found here)

  • Fenton PowerOn (Web site information can be found here)

  • UPS's with RS-232 monitoring port (genpower package) here

  • MGE UPS's here and here

  • A daemon to shut down and up computers connected to ups's. It's network aware and allows server- and client-mode here

28.9. Multifunction boards

  • Pro Audio Spectrum 16 SCSI / Sound interface card

28.10. Data acquisition

The Linux Lab Project site collects drivers for hardware dealing with data acquisition, they also maintain some mailing lists dealing with the subject. I have no experience with data acquisition so please check the site for more details.

  • Linux Lab Project here

  • CED 1401

  • DBCC CAMAC

  • IEEE-488 (GPIB, HPIB) boards

  • Keithley DAS-1200

  • National Instruments AT-MIO-16F / Lab-PC+

  • Analog Devices RTI-800/815 ADC/DAC board contact Paul Gortmaker < gpg109@anu.edu.au >

28.11. Watchdog timer interfaces

  • Berkshire Products PC Watchdog Card (ISA cards rev. A and C) - A driver is included in recent kernels. More information on this product can be found at here

  • ICS WDT500-P

  • ICS WDT501-P (with and without fan tachometer)

  • Outsource Engineering & Manufacturing Inc. Basic Watchdog Timer Board (ISA)

28.12. Miscellaneous

  • Mattel Powerglove

  • AIMS Labs RadioTrack FM radio card here

  • Reveal FM Radio card here

  • Videotext cards here