Hardware Drivers Application

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Re: Hardware Drivers Application

Postby rich_roast » Sat Jan 22, 2011 8:44 pm

Ooh, me likes already :D Not least because I used to have that exact card!

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Re: Hardware Drivers Application

Postby mmesantos1 » Sat Jan 22, 2011 8:46 pm

Nice work ikey, I am sure a lot of people are waiting for this. :)
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Re: Hardware Drivers Application

Postby zerozero » Sat Jan 22, 2011 8:47 pm

u rock sir!! bring it on :)
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Re: Hardware Drivers Application

Postby tdockery97 » Sat Jan 22, 2011 10:09 pm

Great. Badly needed in LMDE. :D
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Re: Hardware Drivers Application

Postby kbkatz1 » Sun Jan 23, 2011 12:50 am

Ikey,
Really looking forward to this. Great work!
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Re: Hardware Drivers Application

Postby titohal » Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:46 pm

I just entered to say thank you!

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Re: Hardware Drivers Application

Postby Gramps50 » Thu Jan 27, 2011 4:22 pm

That's great news Ikey, thanks for working on this it will be a great addition to LMDE
LMDE ROCKS!!!

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Re: Hardware Drivers Application

Postby MorphJet » Fri Jan 28, 2011 4:56 am

Great news Ikey, can't wait to see it in action

LMDE just keeps on getting better :D

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Re: Hardware Drivers Application

Postby NewDisciple » Fri Jan 28, 2011 3:58 pm

Exciting news!

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Re: Hardware Drivers Application

Postby premamotion » Sun Jan 30, 2011 7:49 am

tdockery97 wrote:Great. Badly needed in LMDE. :D


I need it! :) Thank you!

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Re: Hardware Drivers Application

Postby Koninator » Thu Feb 03, 2011 1:47 pm

Good idea, I like it :).
But can you do this similar as MS device manager. I mean more devices, not only devices with propriety available drivers.
And when you click on device the packages would appear witch are used by device, or are available to install for device.
And maybe linked with Mint community hardware database , so you could, see what problems have people with this device and how to fix it.
And could you have link to configuration files for device, so you could reconfigure them (maybe xorg.conf for graphic card etc).
And ...

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Re: Hardware Drivers Application

Postby DrHu » Thu Feb 03, 2011 3:16 pm

Instead of a binary application local to a user's installation, I would suggest a web/ajax application that can get/manage local installations of hardware devices
    Sorta like Gmail or others provide for email, or some companies offer for cloud based computers..
http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/9573
Ajax..
http://www.jolicloud.com/
http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/pe ... es/373614/
Cloud computing..

If you could do that, it would be more generally useful to all; especially if you also supported Linux in general, as well specific or preferred distributions
    As Bruce Lee (in a movie) said "Don't limit yourself" or was it "Don't waste yourself"

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Re: Hardware Drivers Application

Postby CiaW » Mon Feb 07, 2011 12:57 pm

Hi Ikey,

I just replaced Mint9 lxde with Debian 6 lxde / xfce and discovered that the issues it had with shutting down on my old ibm thinkpad and playing well with the system clock must have been Ubuntu issues because it's not an issue so far with the Debian squeeze install. (I still have lmde 64bit on my desktop pc.)

However I did have to install b43-cutter and it installed the broadcom drivers for bcm 4318, and it should have worked especially after a reboot. I also installed wicd, but it kept telling me 'no wireless networks found'. I've manually installed the drivers on the same laptop with Fedora and I know they work, so after trying 'ifup wlan0' and getting the same message I began to suspect it was an issue with wicd. I installed synaptic so I could do a search, and then installed NetworkManager and a nm gui for the xfce desktop. Booted into the xfce desktop and guess what? NM found wireless networks but wicd still found nothing.

So the short message to my long story is: please don't use wicd as a base for anything to do with wireless (unless you know why it was useless to me in my case). I'm just going to un-install it in this case. Thanks for reading!

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Re: Hardware Drivers Application

Postby Silberwoelfin » Sun Feb 13, 2011 6:41 am

Great idea, Ikey, just please don't put it in the cloud as DrHu suggested above. I really don't need other people knowing my computer configuration.

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Re: Hardware Drivers Application

Postby autocrosser » Sun Feb 13, 2011 11:40 am

I'm ready to test it---as soon as you post it, I'll be on it!!!!!
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Re: Hardware Drivers Application

Postby TBABill » Sun Feb 13, 2011 9:41 pm

Absolutely wonderful! One more "easy" configuration tool to attract more and more LMDE users.

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Re: Hardware Drivers Application

Postby kbkatz1 » Mon Feb 14, 2011 12:18 am

Ikey,
Looking forward to this because my ATI Radeon 9700 doesn't seem to properly work with Compiz on LMDE.
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Re: Hardware Drivers Application

Postby Dar-es-Salaam » Mon Feb 14, 2011 4:25 am

Hi ikey,

I hope i have understood what you are writing as I know that some of my drivers are out of date on my machine and need updating. I have tried in the past, with no luck, to do it by myself. I will most certainly install the app and have a go with it.

good luck :D
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Re: Hardware Drivers Application

Postby jalcradus » Mon Feb 14, 2011 1:47 pm

Great! Thanks so much.

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Re: Hardware Drivers Application

Postby msuggs » Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:15 pm

Nice work ikey 8) Is this an sgfxi frontend?


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