I am building a computer for my security system at my shop and plan on using Linux. I purchased this dvr card: Professional 8 16 Channel PC PCI Surveillance DVR Card - eBay (item 140298817080 end time Feb-10-09 07:34:10 PST) after purchasing it I decided to go with Linux... The seller claims that it is not compatible with Linux. I asked if the software or the card was the issue and he did not know.

Short of finding out when I build the computer how can I find out?

If it is not compatible can someone reccomend a 16 port card that is?