Proposal: More info about unsupported and/or non-free drivers

Oliver Grawert ogra at
Fri Jun 17 05:40:38 CDT 2005

On Fr, 2005-06-17 at 10:27 +0200, Eric Feliksik wrote:
> As hardware is auto-detected in Ubuntu, could it be possible to also 
> detect which hardware will not work properly? This can be registered 
> then and for example the default firefox page can include a (dynamically 
> generated) text on which hardware will probably not work, and what there 
> possibilities are to get it to work.
> The information for this should be pulled out of a database that is 
> centrally maintained and regularly updated, like on the wiki, but more 
> structured.
> Along with this a note could go to the user about the reasons for 
> missing hardware support and the problems of binary drivers and 
> undisclosed specifications.
you should have a look at:


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