> Hey Mayank,
> On 09/09/2009 03:34 PM, Mayank wrote:
> > @Steve
> > 1. What I'd mentioned was a USB Controller and not a USB device and thus
> > think it does not fall under USB device category.
> Oh sorry, I re-read your mail and realized my mistake. I find it rather
> hard to
> believe a USB controller is not actually supported (which leads me to doubt
> results of that page).
> > 2. Thanks for providing link for http://www.ubuntuhcl.org. This is the
> > of list I was looking out for.
> You are welcome. Here is a hcl meta-list :):
> http://www.linux-drivers.org/ >
> > 3. You made a point that if hardware is supported by a particular kernel
> > then it doesn't matter which distribution we choose. Does that mean, if a
> > vendor claims that their server is compatible with say Redhat Enterprise
> > Linux 4.0, and I find of kernel version for RHEL 4.0 and install a Debian
> > Linux with same kernel version than everything should work out of the box
> > happened in case of RHEL 4.0 ?
> Pretty much. The things you need to be aware about are:
> a. The differences in the kernel config (ie: the difference in
> /boot/config-`uname -r` file). This describes which drivers are built-in
> the kernel, which have been built as modules and what is just left out.
> here it is not expected that you to know what /all/ the parameters mean, so
> knowing whether there are changes in the drivers/config options that are
> relevant for your hardware should be sufficient.
> b. The 'proprietary' drivers that individual distributions
> - steve
> random non tech spiel: http://lonetwin.blogspot.com/ > tech randomness: http://lonehacks.blogspot.com/ > what i'm stumbling into: http://lonetwin.stumbleupon.com/ > --
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Thanks everyone for enlightening me on this issue. I'll try to find some
hardware components in the HCL and then will prepare a tender for the same
(hope I get multiple vendors else I'm into serious problems of single vendor
locking). Once hardware is in place I'll try to get OS installed and work
out my way towards final deployment of application. In case of any troubles
will bug u in future :)
@Shakthi : I was talking of controller on PC end cauz' this is the
controller that OS is going to interact with. And you are right in stating
that many vendors deviate from standards to build their product and it can