Red Hat Linux/Alpha supports a variety of hardware based on the Alpha processor and
the PCI bus. The most recent list of hardware supported by Red Hat Linux/Alpha can
be found at Red Hat Software's World Wide Web site at
http://www.redhat.com/hardware. The following list is current as of the time this manual was produced, and contains the system type (in bold) followed by systems representative of that type:
Please Note:Remember your system type, as we will be referring to it later in the installation process.
All of these platforms except the Jensen include an NCR 810 SCSI controller, although BusLogic PCI SCSI controllers (other than the FlashPoint), the Adaptec AHA2940 SCSI controller, and Qlogic 1020 ISP controllers are also supported. The Jensen design uses an AHA1740 SCSI controller, which is supported.
NE2000, DE422, DE4x5, and DE500 (PCI) Ethernet cards are supported, as is the UDB's internal Ethernet hardware. Token ring support is also included in the kernels.
The X Window System should work on any machine with an S3 based video card (except the Jensen machines). S3 Virge cards, the Matrox Millenium, Millenium II, and the Mystique will work, as will most of the cards from Orchid and Number 9. Most Diamond Stealth cards are also supported. Digital TGA cards (based on the DC21030 chip) are supported in 8 bit mode, and an X server for Mach64 cards is also provided.
Please Note:There is an X server available specifically for Jensens with an S3
card. It is available from
Note that this site is mirrored by several of the bigger FTP sites, should you have trouble connecting.