Diskussionsseite des Wikis Guidelines on how to compile a hardware device page
Merge
by Ark74, 09:59, 19 December 2011
Maybe we could merge this two wikis:

So we can get one (Help) that would replace the Help page.

Multiple distributions
by pbarill, 11:17, 24 June 2012
What if I test and submit a device already listed, but I did so on a different distro or using a different version than that listed? Is this encouraged? What happens to existing entries? And how should I submit this information?

For example, device ABC has been tested on distro X version Y. What if I submit results for a different version of this distro? What if I submit for a different distro? Does it create a new entry in the database, or does it "expand" the existing entry?

Re: Merge
by tonicucoz, 05:15, 8 July 2012

But there are entries that are not devices, for example how could be insert the "other names" or "description" entries inside the "discover your hardware"

what do you think?

Re: Multiple distributions
by tonicucoz, 05:15, 8 July 2012
Add more that one distro and the system will list all of them
Device prevent wifi "replace"
by Ark74, 15:30, 24 May 2013
Does the device prevent the installation of wifi cards not-approved by the vendor?

This title make me think that there is some kind of study, paper where some the devices (or the BIOS, i presume) avoid the replacement of the wifi card for an unapproved one.

Which makes me think that the device/BIOS is aware of what cards can and what cards cannot be installed, and i find that assumption difficult to believe, by now.

Shouldn't we change that to a simple, Does the device prevents wifi replace?.

In that case, i could write some of the documentation, since i have replaced some wifi cards on notebooks. Cheers!

Typo
by Ark74, 15:36, 24 May 2013

Does the device prevent wifi replace?

Sorry :P
apparently there is a whitelist in BIOS
by lembas, 02:58, 25 May 2013
"BIOS is aware of what cards can and what cards cannot be installed, and i find that assumption difficult to believe, by now." According to this, that's exactly what is happening http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Problem_with_unauthorized_MiniPCI_network_card#Problem_description
That's bad
by Ark74, 17:56, 26 May 2013

I really wasn't aware of this!

This is a big issue, how come i didn't know?

I'll ask the EFF is they have some additional info about it. Thanks for the heads up.

If you get additional details
by lembas, 03:26, 27 May 2013
You might want to add them here http://libreplanet.org/wiki/Group:Hardware/Mini_PCIe_slot_restrictions_on_wireless_cards Yeah this is pretty nasty. I've understood this started happening relatively recently. Soon we can buy new computers only from flea markets and museums..!

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