That a piece of hardware is LinuxCompatible is to say that either it adheres to a common standard that has already had a driver written for it, or that a driver has been written for it already.

Things that are LinuxCompatible include (you can't go wrong with these):

  • Sound Blaster Live
  • DEC Tulip
  • Realtek 100mb network cards
  • Microsoft USB mice/keyboards

Things that are not LinuxCompatible include:

  • Many WinModems
  • Phil's card reader/camera?