Windows-based driver support checker for Ubuntu?
scott_ubuntu at scott.tranzoa.net
Tue Jul 24 18:09:49 UTC 2007
On Tue, Jul 24, 2007 at 12:10:32AM -0400, xt knight wrote:
> The IdeaPool had an idea about a "checker" that would notify the user
> of Linux's support of his devices. (
> I decided to attempt to implement this. How it works right now is
> that a modules.pcimap file is provided from /lib/modules/`uname -r`/
> and a few WinNT APIs are used to get a list of PCI IDs from the host
> Windows PC. Then, the computer's PCI IDs are checked against that
> pcimap file for Linux support.
Before you get too far along, I recommend checking out:
That's Debian's hardware compatibility database and it does exactly what
you're describing. The full source code is available:
Also, if there was a simple Windows and Mac OS X rich client that could
do this all automatically, I think there would be definite value there.
Scott Robinson | http://quadhome.com/
Q: Why is this reply five sentences or less?
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