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Essential Linux® Administration: A Comprehensive Guide for Beginners by Serge Palladino, Chuck Easttom

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Chapter 7. Hardware Issues

One of the early complaints about Linux was hardware compatibility. If you were starting out with Linux 7 to 10 years ago, you would frequently encounter situations where your hardware simply was not supported by Linux. This is becoming less of a problem with each passing year. Currently, Linux offers support for a wide range of hardware; however, there are still some issues that need to be addressed. In this chapter, we will discuss those issues.

Also in this chapter, we will discuss some fundamental hardware concepts. It is most likely that you already know some of this material; however, I frequently encounter network administrators who do not have a good understanding of the hardware their servers run on. So we will ...

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