I chose tHardware
This is a list of hardware which I possess and have been able
successfully make it work with GNU/Linux
37 inch LCD TV
($1200 incl tax)
37" ÖLEVIA LCD TV
Syntax USB 400 802.11b (USB
Adapter for wi-fi)
(Free after Rebate)
I spend quite a weeks to
make it work without ndiswrapper , but was not successful.Then I
finally used ndiswrapper
along with the drivers which came on the CD.
USB 2.0 to IDE Adapter Cable
($13 incl shipping)
Bought this Adapter from ebay for $13 shipped so that I could connect
my internal DVD IDE drive to the HTPC desktop.Works fine on
that it gets mounted as a scsi drive for example on my machine it is
.No special drivers needed for the scsi-ide emulator.
You might wonder why did I buy this considering that I have a desktop
and it can very well go in the desktop.
The main reason I bought this was to increase the FAF(Family Acceptance
Factor) of my HTPC.Now with a long USB cable I just put this DVD drive
over the furniture so that it gives a feel of a
Generic 2.5" Hard drive
Dell Dimension has a single bay to hold a single hard drive.An
additional bracket to hold the hard drive costs about $30 from Dell,
what a ripoff.Anyways I bought these hard drive enclosures from Fry's
which allow me to connect my laptop's 2.5 inch hard drive as an
external USB 2.0 device.Also it is powered by the USB hub so one less
power cord in the house.No special drivers needed as it uses the
usb-mass storage modules.
Generic GPS Mouse(BU-303 model)
($70 incl shipping)
I bought this GPS mouse which connects to a laptop from ebay for about
$70( bought it around 2003) shipped.Works fine with GNU/Linux but
unfortunately there are no
mapping software available on GNU/Linux which are capable of doing
following essential functionality ilke voice navigation,auto-routing
Sharp Zaurus(SL-5500) PDA
($165 incl shipping)
This is a natively Linux based PDA ,that is unlike other PDA's Sharp is
selling it with Linux as a bundled in operating system.
It is a little bulky compared to other PDA's, but with a built-in
keyboard,CF/SD slot , I'm not complaining.Too bad that Sharp yanked
out this product line from the US market.
Though you can find lots of sellers on ebay selling these.
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