Chapter 12. Hardware in Detail: CPU, Display, Keyboard, Sound and More

Table of Contents

Introduction
BIOS
SMBios
CPU
SpeedStep
Centrino(tm), Centrino-Duo(tm)
CPU: Pentium-M
Chipset: 855/915
Wireless LAN: PRO/wireless 2100/2200 LAN Mini-PCI Adapter
Conclusion
PCMCIA Controller
Linux Compatibility Check
Related Documentation
PCMCIA Configuration - Survey
Graphics Chip
Linux Compatibility Check
Related Documentation
Survey X11-Servers
Resources
External Monitors: LCD, CRT, TV, Projector
Power Management for Graphics Cards
Miscellaneous
DVI Port
Video Port / ZV Port
LCD Display
Laptop Displays
PDA Displays
Sound
Linux Compatibility Check
Related Documentation
Survey Sound Drivers
Additional Soundcards
External and Internal CD Drives
Keyboard
Linux Compatibility Check
External (Second) Keyboard
Extra Keys / Hot Keys
Related Documentation
Utilities
Function Key
Power Key
Extra LEDs
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Devices - Mice and Their Relatives
Linux Compatibility Check
Related Documentation
Mice Species
PS/2 Mice
Touchpad
Jog-Dial
Touchscreens
Pen Devices, Mousepoints
External Mouse
Macintosh PowerBooks
Advanced Power Management - APM
Linux Compatibility Check
Introduction
Caveats
Troubleshooting
APM and PCMCIA
APM and Resuming X Windows
Software Suspend
Tips and Tricks
ACPI
Related Documentation
ACPI Details
Power Management Unit - PMU (PowerBook)
Batteries
Smart Battery Support
How to Improve Battery Uptime
Memory
Plug-and-Play Devices (PnP)
Docking Station / Port Replicator
Definitions
Other Solutions
Docking Station Connection Methods
Universal USB Port Replicators
Network Connections
Related Documentation
Connection Methods
Wake-On-LAN
Built-In Modem
Modem Types
Caveats
GPRS
SCSI
Linux Compatibility Check
Related Documentation
Survey
Universal Serial Bus - USB
Linux Compatibility Check
Miscellaneous
FireWire - IEEE1394 - i.Link
Floppy Drive
Linux Compatibility Check
Optical Drives (CD/DVD)
CD-ROM
CD-RW
DVD Drive
Hard Disk
Linux Compatibility Check
Utilities
Solid-State-Disks - SSDs
Miscellaneous
Form Factors
Manufacturer Tools
Hot-Swapping Devices (MultiBay, SelectBay, ..)
WireLess Network - WLAN
Related Documentation
Introduction
BlueTooth
Infrared Port
Linux Compatibility Check
Related Documentation
IrDA® Configuration - Survey
FingerPrint Reader

Introduction

The following text about mobile hardware, is applicable to all kinds of mobile devices running Linux: laptops, notebook, PDAs, handheld PCs, mobile phones, wearables and more. Though sometimes you have to make the appropriate changes.