This page has heresay or limited information and may needs a more analytic basis

Provide a listing of motherboards and how well they are supported.
If work-arounds are needed, for example, disabling ACPI, or tweaking the BIOS, that information is welcome here.

This information is based on personal experience and/or information found around the web and in mailing lists. It is not necessarily 100% accurate. Corrections are welcome.


Please refer to the Ethernet page for more up to date information. This page is ancient and some love could be used to organize this information a little better under the ethernet section

This information is based off of personal experience and/or information gleaned from the web and mailing lists. It is not necessarily 100% accurate. Corrections are welcome.



Q: Why can I ping an IP address when the interface is down?

A: Linux uses a "host based" addressing model, IP addresses are owned by the host, not individual interfaces. So as long as the IP address is configured to some interface, we will accept packets destinated to that IP address as our's.




A collection of programs that form the base set of the NET-3 networking distribution for the Linux operating system. This package includes arp(8), hostname(1), ifconfig(8), ipmaddr, iptunnel, mii-tool(8), nameif(8), netstat(8), plipconfig(8), rarp(8), route(8) and slattach(8).


Kernel Networking

This site covers Linux networking specific topics. It does not cover general networking questions, these are covered under the more general Wikipedia Computer Networks. See the External Links section for other useful resources.


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