Beginning SUSE Linux: From Novice to Professional starts users out with a history of Linux and open source and goes into basic tasks like configuring the desktop. Gradually, readers move onto advanced tasks such as managing users and working from the command line.
Chapter 8 -- Getting hardware up and running -- of Beginning SUSE Linux: From Novice to Professional tackles the age-old problem of driver support on Linux. Here, users can get advice on where to find device support, configuring wireless cards and more.
Chapter 8, "Getting hardware up and running," is excerpted from Beginning SUSE Linux: From Novice to Professional by Thomas Keir, published in February 2005, by Apress (ISBN: 1-59059-458-4). Copyright © 2005, Apress. All rights reserved. Reprinted with permission by Apress.