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October 14th, 2007, 04:45 PM
http://www1.istockphoto.com/file_thumbview_approve/2317996/2/istockphoto_2317996_design_elements_computer_hardw are_icons_set.jpg

Wanted: Hardware geeks.

Err, I mean gurus ... You know who you are :twisted:

The Ubuntu Forums Hardware Team (http://ubuntuforums.org/forumdisplay.php?f=217) is looking for assistance.

Mission: One of the biggest, and most frustrating obstacles in migrating to a new operating system is getting your hardware to work. We would like to build a team of hardware guru's to assist new and old users alike.

If you have an interest in printers, storage devices, multi-media, wireless, multiple monitors, Macintosh, we would like your assistance.

The goals are to:

Assist Ubuntu users, new and old, sort out their hardware problems, primarily working on either the forums or Launchpad.

Help maintain hardware How-to's and the Ubutu wiki compatibility guide.

You do not need to be an expert on every piece of hardware under the sun, but if you like to play with high-tech toys please consider becoming a resident guru.

Contact information :

Team leader : Lord Illidan (http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=27500)

Co leader : bodhi.zazen (http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=89054)

IRC : #ubuntufourms-hardware or #ubuntuforums-beginners

Lord Illidan
October 14th, 2007, 04:59 PM
This looks great, where do I sign up? :lolflag:

Anyway, as Bodhi said, please do volunteer if you are interested in helping out with hardware related problems.

You can help out in more than one way.

The first and most obvious way is to help people on this forum and on launchpad. It's what I do most of the time.

The second way is helping to maintain hardware How-to's and the Wiki. This is quite important too. One of the areas in which people have the most problems are with laptops, so if you have a laptop, and it works with Ubuntu, do comment about it.

The third way, and which is just as important, is to report bugs on launchpad. Also, you might help people fill out the bug forms by requesting more specific information.

Sadly, I cannot be available on IRC nor on the forums all the time, due to studies, but I will definitely do my best.

So, what are you waiting for? Start queueing up already! ):P

EDIT : Potential recruits please head over to #ubuntuforums-hardware

February 11th, 2008, 11:39 AM
I am not geek or expert but will give you what I have::
LAPTOP:: > Sony VAIO ,Mod PCG-FX215,AMD Duron 800 Mhz,
Max Mem 256 Mb, HDD 150 Gb,USB 1.1, No bulit in wireless,
2 PCMCIA slots: after install NetGear wireless card (WG511T)
I gave whole sys over to Fiesty Fawn and after several hundred
updates and upgrade it now runs beautiful on Ubuntu 7.10.
DESKTOP::> Compaq , AMD Athlon 1.2 Ghz,640 Mb Ram, 2 HDD's
> 1st HDD 120 Gb & 2nd HDD 40 Gb > Dual Boot with XP and
Ubuntu 7.10 :: after getting external Modem (Zoom) to work could not
find ISP that would support Linux on Dial-up > after switched to DSL
everything is Fine and Dandy >> Next Project is New (6 Mo old)
HP Laptop with AMD 64.........:)

February 11th, 2008, 12:21 PM
What an interesting set of icons, any particular license and do you have the sources?

OK so as the lead programmer for Dohickey I'd like to ask the ubuntu hardware gurus to consider lending a hand with dohickey. We are trying to build up information about all kinds of hardware and yet the participation levels have been so bad that we haven't even found all the bugs.

February 11th, 2008, 12:47 PM
What an interesting set of icons, any particular license and do you have the sources?

http://www1.istockphoto.com/file_thumbview_approve/2317996/2/istockphoto_2317996_design_elements_computer_hardw are_icons_set.jpg

istockphoto, seems royalty free to me.

February 11th, 2008, 01:08 PM
istockphoto, seems royalty free to me.

Yes but that isn't the same as free. I was just wondering if you made them or not.