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Bartender
September 13th, 2006, 05:21 PM
I apologize in advance if this is the wrong place...
First off, I love the Ubuntu Forums. But I'm frustrated by the lack of a central clearinghouse for up-to-date information on which devices (cameras, laptops, printers, etc.) work with Dapper and which don't. I've tried going into the Hardware Compatibility Lists to make an entry but it's kinda scary so I backed out. I was afraid of screwing the whole thing up.
On the one hand I'm afraid to contribute to those lists. On the other hand, it seems to me if everyone reported on just one or two things that worked in their systems we'd have a much better picture of what to shop for!
Is there an alternate way to contribute to the hardware compatibility lists? Maybe someone in charge of the lists who we could just PM with the pertinent data?
thanks

John.Michael.Kane
September 15th, 2006, 01:14 AM
You can post what hardware you have that dose not work here
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=207916

Here is where you can post what you have that is known to work
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=183664

maniacmusician
September 15th, 2006, 02:20 AM
I apologize in advance if this is the wrong place...
First off, I love the Ubuntu Forums. But I'm frustrated by the lack of a central clearinghouse for up-to-date information on which devices (cameras, laptops, printers, etc.) work with Dapper and which don't. I've tried going into the Hardware Compatibility Lists to make an entry but it's kinda scary so I backed out. I was afraid of screwing the whole thing up.
On the one hand I'm afraid to contribute to those lists. On the other hand, it seems to me if everyone reported on just one or two things that worked in their systems we'd have a much better picture of what to shop for!
Is there an alternate way to contribute to the hardware compatibility lists? Maybe someone in charge of the lists who we could just PM with the pertinent data?
thanks
Hey,

I know exactly what you're looking for...and while the links that SD-Plissken are one way to do it, they sometimes are not comprehensive enough. A product is in development that will make it very easy to mainatain a hardware compatibility list. It is called Dohickey...it is still in extremely early development (http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=257659), but we hope to get it full-blown very soon.

The current versions are focusing on getting information about your hardware from your computer...the next couple of updates will probably focus on getting that information back to a server where it will be systematically inputted into a database that users can easily browse.

frodon
September 15th, 2006, 09:00 AM
Hey,

I know exactly what you're looking for...and while the links that SD-Plissken are one way to do it, they sometimes are not comprehensive enough. That's why all these informations are checked and organized in our Harware Compatibility list in the UDSF :
http://doc.gwos.org/index.php/HCL

And same for the Harware Incompatibility list :
http://doc.gwos.org/index.php/AntiHCL

Bartender
September 15th, 2006, 07:49 PM
Frodon -
I had no idea you'd started some threads on this subject. I'll bookmark 'em.

I also was unaware of the HCL lists within the Document Storage Facility.

Thanks guys for the help