Logic used in part of ubuntu-drivers

Asked by Mike Ferreira

I am the author of UbuntuForum's system-info script... It queries a User's system settings and computer information to generate a report so that Members of the Ubuntu Forum can see what they are recommending solutions for.

In the past two months, Installing linux-generic-hwe-$(lsb_release -sr) has been a growing support issue if installed on hardwarde that is not supported by that. Bureied within the Ubuntu Wiki, it says that before installing the Hardware Enablement Platform, that a user should ensure that this command works first:

$ ubuntu-drivers list-oem

And if no output is returned, then it is is an "Ubuntu Certified Hardware Platform", and it is safe to install the linux-generic-hwe-$(lsb_release -sr) package... What determines that is not clear anywhere except in that one excerpt, buried deep within the doc's.

This script is public to the Ubuntu Forum and it's member's supporting Ubuntu, and to user's seeking help for sup-port issues. Please share where an how this is determined. ubuntu-drivers is not an default installed app, and is within ubunut-drivers-common and ubuntu-drivers-extra, depending on the Ubuntu flavor version. If I knew how it is determined, the logic which it uses to determine that, then I could just add the query directly to the script, and not require ubuntu-drivers to be installed as a prerequisite to a support script... which is supposed to support users with already suspected partially broken systems.

Does that make sense?

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