macanas_ped at gva.es
Thu Apr 10 03:43:33 PDT 2008
On Tue, Apr 08, 2008 at 03:04:58PM +0200, PEDRO MACANAS VALVERDE wrote:
>> Very very well put. I strongly support this idea of "base", "common"
> or "centralized" h/w compatibility list (and correspondence between
> hardware make and model and driver name).
>Too bad it's pretty much an impossible task :)
>It's been tried before, and failed. If anyone wants to try this again,
please at least study what failed before and seriously reconsider the
idea, it is something that I personally think can never be achieved, you
will _always_ be playing catchup.
Perhaps can be tried in some wrong way. I am sure this is necessity, because
the user is confused with the driver to use with a hardware.
I would reduce it to Ethernet, WiFi, modem and graphics card database (what
you need to minimally use and update a Linux box, with an internet
connection to download and install packages) and to the latest kernel.
It also could utilize a wiki (i.e. a Wikia ?) with GFDL license.
Would you send links to the other projects?.
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