Are there plans to provide a database of hardware fixes?

Asked by aproposnix on 2011-06-04

It would be nice if Ubuntu Tweak added the ability to apply (or at least suggest) fixes for some hardware issues. For example, I have an acer timelineX which requires a number of simple fixes in order to get things like trackpad scrolling, brightness adjustment, Sleeping working.

It would be great if UT detected the users HW and provided suggestions on how to improve their experience. This could be a power user tool.

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Ding Zhou (tualatrix) said : #1

It's a good idea, but I've no idea how to make such a database of hardware fixes, it's really a hard work. Do you have any idea how to collect these data?

aproposnix (rimez) said : #2

I think you would need to scrape the info from a number of sites. For example, you could pull specific hardware from Ubuntu (http://www.ubuntu.com/certification/).

For Hardware not fully supported you could scrape the info from the Ubuntu wiki which often lists what is not working with potential workarounds. https://help.ubuntu.com/community/AspireTimeline/Fixes

There is also the Ubuntu testing pages which you could probably be able to extract some kind of rating for the computer.

Finally, try to attract the power user community to actually submit things to UT. I know I would gladly submit known workarounds for my laptop (Acer Timelinex 3820tg). T

Ding Zhou (tualatrix) said : #3

Thanks for these information.

I will try to implement this in the future, maybe when 0.7.

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