Questions tagged [linux]

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Wireless card for a DIY Linux router/firewall

I have some nice wireless consumer routers, but will soon be running into their limits in terms of bandwidth/throughput capabilities (assuming my ISP delivers on 1Gb connections). Hence, I am looking ...
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Recommendation for low-power, cheap, USB-capable hardware to run Linux

Can anyone recommend some hardware which meets the following criteria: USB port (more than 1 would be handy but a USB hub could always be used) Suitable for running a reasonably small Linux ...
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Energy efficient, low-heat closet-server?

I'm currently using a Ye Olde HP Compaq nc6220 running Ubuntu Server 15.04 as a server to run odd jobs in my closet. It's doing fine, but the room can get a little toasty (which is fine) and I'm ...
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USB Wi-Fi stick or PCI Wi-Fi card with AP capability on Linux

I want to make an AP from a Linux PC with an USB Wi-Fi adapter. My attempts until now weren't really successful; either the driver missed the AP capability feature, or the signal strength was ...
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Wireless battery-powered webcam

Mandatory webcomic reference: https://xkcd.com/941/ I want to try creating long-baseline stereoscopic video of clouds. In order to do this, I need a pair of webcams I can set up 100-300 feet apart ...
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SDXC/microSDXC memory card reader for older Linux kernels

Requirements: Works properly with Linux 4.9 kernel Easy to insert/remove card SDXC card support (64-128GB cards) SDHC card support Nice to have features: USB 3.0 interface/speed Separate slot for ...
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How can I determine if a specific device works with Linux before buying it? [closed]

Let's say I want to buy a cheap USB device which does X. I also want this device to be compatible with Linux. The problem is that in many cases, such devices may be generic or unbranded, and there ...

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