Supported Hardware …

Get an officially supported computer …

Of course GeeXboX should work on any kind of computer but you may want to buy a new one that is officially supported by our development team. Response Computing is a UK computer shop that sells hardware that has been approved by GeeXboX team to be fully compliant. It looks like an embedded mini-itx platform, featuring an EPIA-MII motherboard, and shipped with a pre-installed version of GeeXboX. Then, if you look for an easy way to build a GeeXboX, you may be interested by Response Computing . Moreover, 5£ are given back to our development team for each computer sold.

List of supported hardware …

GeeXboX has been designed to work on almost every kind of computer, being as generic as possible. Thus, most of the components of your computer are supported. Whatever the brand or model of your motherboard, CD/DVD drive, hard disk, CPU and memory, GeeXboX will be able to recognize and use it well. The only real requirement in fact is to have a PC (x86 architecture) or Macintosh (PowerPC architecture).

Mainly for technical reasons, not all of the extended components are supported (but most of them are). The list above will try to describe for each kind of peripheral, which one is supported and which aren’t.

Unsupported hardware may be due to several reasons. For some of them, the reason is quite simple : there’s no free and open-source drivers working under Linux. Please do not complain to us that your hardware is not supported in this case, you were the one who bought hardware which is Windows only compliant. For other pieces of hardware, adding support to GeeXboX is simply not trivial and even if it’s possible, our development team do not have the required hardware to test it. To conclude, please notice that hardware described as supported may not have been tested. Even if most of the supported hardware has been validated by the GeeXboX team, some is remained untested as we do not own it. So, consider the above list as a theoretical support list, nothing’s more.

And one last thing, many components are described by the name of the chipset they are using. We really do not know which brand or model is using which kind of chipset and honnestly we do not care about. If some manufacturer do not provide you this information (which is quite essential), complain about him not us.

Video Adapters …

Supported cards : VESA 2.0 compliant cards like ATI Rage, ATI RageMobility, ATI Mach64, ATI Rage128, ATI Radeon, ATI X300/600/800, nVidia Riva TnT 1/2, nVidia GeForce 1/2/3/4/5/6 series, 3Dfx Voodoo Banshee, 3Dfx Voodoo 3/4/5, Matrox Mystique/Millenium, Matrox G200/G400/G450/G455/G550/G650/G750, Intel i810/815, Intel i845/855/i865, SiS 300/315/330, Trident Cyberblade, Intel i740, VIA Unichrome.

Unsupported cards : VESA 1.2 cards.

Untested cards (may work) : PowerVR Rendition, Kyro, Kyro II, 3DLabs Permedia2, Matrox Parhelia, NeoMagic.

Sound Cards …

Supported PCI cards : ALI M5451, ATI IXP 150/200/250/300, Aureal Advantage, Aurel Vortex 1/2, Aztech AZF3328/PCI168, Cirrus Logic Sound Fusion CS4280/CS461x/CS462x/CS463x/CS4281, SoundBlaster EMU10K1 (SB512, Live, Audigy, E-mu APS), SoundBlaster EMU10K1X (SB Live! 24 bits, SB Audigy LS), NeoMagic NM256AV/ZX, Trident 4D-Wave, SiS 7018, Yamaha YMF724/740/744/754, Advance Logic ALS4000, C-Media 8738, 8338, Ensoniq AudioPCI 1370/1371/1373 (SB64/128), ESS ES1938/1946/1961 (Solo-1), ESS ES1968/1978 (Maestro-1/2/2E), ESS Allegro/Maestro3, ForteMedia FM801, ICEnsemble ICE1712 (Envy24), ICE/VT1724/1720 (Envy24HT/PT), Intel i8x0/MX440, SiS 7012/7013, ALI 5455, nForce Audio, AMD 768/8111, S3 SonicVibes, VIA 82C686A/B, Digigram VX222, Intel High Definition Audio (Azalia)

Supported ISA cards : Analog Devices AD18616A/AD1848, Cirrus Logic CS4248/CS423{1|2|6+}, ESS ES968/688/1688/18xx, Gravis UltraSound Classic/Extreme/MAX, AMD InterWave, OPTi 82C92x/93x, SoundBlaster 1.0/2.0/Pro, Sound Blaster 16, Sound Blaster AWE32/64, Turle Beach Maui/Tropez(+), Advance Logic ALS100/120, Aztech AZT2320, C-Media CMI8330, Diamond DT-019X, Advance Logic ALS-007, Yamaha OPL3-SA2/SA3, Aztech Sound Galaxy, Ensoniq SoundScape.

Unsupported cards : Korg 1212, Digigram miXart, RME Digi32/96/9652, RME Hammerfall, PCMCIA cards, USB devices.

Hardware Acceleration Cards …

Supported cards : RealMagic Hollywood+, Creative DXR3 (EM8300 chipset).

Unsupported cards : Creative DXR2, RealMagic Xcard (EM8500 chipset).

ATA Controllers …

Supported controllers : CMD64{0|3|6|8|9}, OPTi 82C621, RZ1000, AEC62XX, ALI M15x3, AMD-7xx, AMD-8111, nVidia nForce, ATI IXP, CY82C693, Cyrix CS5530 MediaGX, HighPoint HPT34X/36X/37X, Intel PIIXn, NS87415, Promise PDC202{46|62|65|67|68|69|70|71|75|76|77}, Silicon Image, SiS 55xx/56xx/5xx/6xx/7xx, , SLC90E66, VIA82CXX.

Unsupported controllers : Compaq Triflex, Cyrix CS5510/20 MediaGX, National SCx200, ServerWorks OSB4/CSB5/CSB6, Tekram TRM290.

Serial-ATA Controllers …

Supported controllers : Promise SX8, AHCI, ServerWorks Frodo / Apple K2, Intel PIIX/ICH, Marvell, nVidia, Pacific Digital ADMA / Qstro, Promise TX2/TX4, Promise SX4, Silicon Image 3124 / 3132, SiS 964/180, ULi Electronics, VIA, VITESSE VASC-7174.

Unsupported controllers : None.

SCSI Controllers …

Supported controllers : Tekram DC390(T), Am53/79C974, SYM53C8xx, Adaptec AIC7xx Fast.

Unsupported controllers : All other controllers.

Ethernet Cards (10/100/1000) …

Supported chipsets : 3COM 3c50x (EtherLink serie), 3COM 3c590/900/990 series (Vortex/Boomerang/Typhoon), WD/SMC Ultra ISA, AMD PCnet32, AMD 8111, Adaptec Starfire/DuraLAN, Broadcom 4400, nForce, Intel EtherExpress Pro, National Semiconductor DP8381x, NE2000 PCI, RealTek 8139(C+), RealTek 8129/8130, SiS 900/7016, SMC EtherPower, VIA Rhine, VIA Velocity (Giga), Alteon AceNIC/3Com 3C958 (Giga), NetGear GA620 (Giga), Intel Pro 1000, RealTek 8169 (Giga), Marvell Yukon (Giga), SysKonnect SK-98xx (Giga), Broadcom Tigon3 (Giga), Tulip, D-Link DL2000 (Giga), National Semiconduct DP83820 (Giga), Hmachi GNIc-II (Giga), Yellowfin (Giga), SiS 190/191 (Giga), Broadcom NeXtreme II.

Unsupported chipsets : 3COM 3c525 ISA, AMD Lance ISA, SMC 9194, ATxxx, DExxx, HPxxx, other ISA cards. All PCMCIA 16bits cards.

WiFi Cards (802.11b/g) …

Supported chipsets : Hermes (Orinoco), Intersil HFA384x (Prism 2), Prism 2.5, Ralinktech RT2400, Ralinktech RT2500, Cisco 34X, Cisco 35X, Aironet 4500, Aironet 4800(B), Atmel at76c50x, Intel Centrino IPW2100/IPW2200, Prism54/GT, PcCard 32 bits cards.

Unsupported chipsets : Texas Instruments ACX100, RealTek 8180, Admteck ADM 8211, Atheros, USB Prism3, PCMCIA 16 bits cards.

More details and specifications about wireless chipsets, cards and manufacturers can be found at Jean Tourrilhes’ Page

TV Cards …

Supported chipsets : BrookTree BT848/BT878, Philips SAA7134, Conexant 2388x.

DVB Cards …

Supported chipsets : All devices based on BT8x8, SAA7136 (a.k.a AV7110) and CX88 chipsets like : Fujitsu-Siemens, Galaxis PCTV-SAT, Technisat SkyStar 1, Hauppauge WinTV Nexus-s, Hauppauge WinTV NOVA-s, Technotrend PCline budget DVB-S, Technisat Skystar 2, Hercules Smart TV Satellite, DVICO FusionHDTV DVB-S, Technotrend TT-DVB-T 1200, Technotrend TT-DVB-T 1500, Technotrend TT-DVB-T 1300, Lorenzen SL DVB-T PCI, Hauppauge WinTV-NOVA-T PCI, Technotrend TT-PCline Budget3 TA1000, AVerMedia AverTV DVB-T 761 PCI, AVerMedia AverTV DVB-T 771 PCI, Technisat Airstar2/Air2PC DVB, TwinHan VisionDTV Ter PCI, Hama DVB-T PCI-Karte, K-World V-Stream Xpert DVB-T PCI, ChainTech DTT 1000 PCI, Nebula DigiTV PCI, Satelco PCI, Pinnacle PCTV MediaCenter 300i, Terratec Cinergy 1200 DVB-T, Terratec Cinergy 1400 DVB-T, LifeView, FlyDVB-T Duo, LifeView FlyDVB-T, GDI Black Gold, Technotrend DVB-C 1.0 Budget, Twinhan VisionDTV Mini Cab DVB-C, Terratec Cinergy 1200 DVB-C PCI, Fujitsu-Siemens DVB-C PCI, Technotrend PCLine Premium DVB-C Rev. 2.1 (C2100), Technotrend Premium DVB-C 2300 OT, Hauppauge WinTV DVB-C Rev. 2.1, Hauppauge WinTV-Nexus-CA, AVerMedia AverTV A800, DiBcom USB1.1 DVB-T devices (based on the DiB3000M-B), DiBcom USB2.0 DVB-T devices (based on the DiB3000M-C/P), HanfTek UMT-010, Hauppauge WinTV-NOVA-T USB2, Nebula DigiTV USB version – DVB-T, TerraTec Cinergy T², Twinhan DVB-T USB2.0, WideView/Yakumo/Hama/Typhoon/Yuan Boxes and Pens, TwinhanDTV StarBox – DVB-S.

Always check on LinuxTV Wiki for precise card support.

FileSystems …

Supported file systems : EXT2/3, ReseirFS, ISO9660, Joliet, UDF, VFAT, NTFS (RO), xBSD UFS (RO), NFS, Samba SMB, CIFS, Apple HFS, JFS

Unsupported file systems : XFS, Minix, ROMfs, NTFS (RW), ADFS, Amiga FFS, BeOS BeFS, BFS, EFS, Comrpessed ROM CramFS, FreeVxFS, OS/2 HPFS, QNX4 FS, xBSD UFS (RW), NFS 3/4, NCP, AFS.

Miscellaneous …

Supported devices : USB Joysticks, XboX GamePad, Cards readers, ATI Remote Wonder, Radio adapters, PcCard 32 bits cards.

Unsupported devices : Mouse, RAID controllers, old 16bits PCMCIA cards.

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