grrr musical chipsets!!!

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Oct 29, 2005
4:36 PM EDT
" I bought one on eBay and it had an entry in a Linux compatibility list. It didn't work. The manufacturer kept the model number but changed the chipset." I hate that. It would be trivially easy for vendors to identify the chipsets on the packaging, or at least somewheres on their Websites. If they're not going to blatantly support Linux, at the very least they could release current specs so users can research compatibility easily.

Nice article, BTW. I tested a very early Ubuntu release and was underwhelmed. Even now I am downloading the current Kubuntu- it's getting a lot of positive attention.

Oct 29, 2005
4:50 PM EDT
You should include the manufacturer and model number in your comment. It will get picked up by search engines and hopefully deter other people from buying said product. I always search on model number before buying anything.

Oct 29, 2005
4:57 PM EDT
hi bjorn, I was quoting from the article, it's not something that happened to me recently. Though it is a constant frustration. Linksys is one of the worst offenders.

Publicly posting this sort of information is a good idea, I'll start keeping track. Some sites like and are pretty good, but not always up-to-date. The Autopsy pages on are fun and informative for Linksys products.

Oct 29, 2005
4:58 PM EDT has a matrix of manufacturer's cards and their chipsets. You'll notice that Tnef 1130 has an ACX111 chip.

The list seems pretty complete.

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