View Full Version : [all variants] Hardware database improvement: hardware maintainers to help design hotplugs

April 23rd, 2008, 06:43 PM
I have a great idea that will help put ubuntu in every home and solve the #1 bug!

A section of the hardware database where fixes that the community and hardware maintainers would be able to post fixes for specific hardware.

The fixes would then be converted into hotplugs and the any new users of that hardware would be notified of fixes and their description somewhat like in the software manager but for hardware.

For example: I have an x60 tablet I have added automatic rotate for screen resolution in a script file, added a line in xorg.conf to enable my scroll button to work, and patched my version of compiz to make rotate work. It would be great to be able to submit these changes for my laptop so all other x60 users could enjoy these fixes.

In the future this could also be expanded to enhancements.

For reference I have posted a blueprint for this idea.

http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/7475/image/1/ (http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/7475/)