Windows-based driver support checker for Ubuntu?

Scott Robinson scott_ubuntu at
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 |

Q: Why is this reply five sentences or less?
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