Clean up the hardware database

Write suggestions and new ideas in here
More ideas here http://community.linuxmint.com/idea/welcome
Forum rules
  • Only post ideas here that are specifically about the Linux Mint distribution or its websites.
  • So that developers and users from any distribution can discuss ideas in one place, post ideas about improving software to the collaboration website for that software instead.
AlbertP
Level 16
Level 16
Posts: 6709
Joined: Sun Jan 30, 2011 12:38 pm
Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands

Clean up the hardware database

Postby AlbertP » Fri May 27, 2011 2:43 pm

The hardware database really needs to be cleaned up. Many people have used the 'type' field wrong, and there are also manufacturers that are on the list using 2 or 3 different spellings, and there are 3 categories for laptops.

Will this ever be cleaned up? If the developers don't have time, I could do some work on it (but don't have permission atm).

At least these things should be merged:
HP and HP (Hewlett-Packard)
Laptop, notebook, Laptop/Notebook, Sony Vaio and Toshiba Satellite (type name instead of brand)
CP and CPU
Home Built, homemade, Self-Assembled and self-made
Registered Linux User #528502
Image
Feel free to correct me if I'm trying to write in Spanish, French or German.

User avatar
dawgdoc
Level 9
Level 9
Posts: 2720
Joined: Mon Oct 05, 2009 12:53 am
Location: Formerly of Kentucky, the land of Mint Juleps

Re: Clean up the hardware database

Postby dawgdoc » Sun May 29, 2011 2:17 am

Sounds like an excellent idea Albert. I hope you get a favorable response.
Image

SYSTEM: Compaq Presario CQ62 -- Mint 17 Cinnamon
READING: Little Brother by Cory Doctorow

User avatar
Oscar799
Level 19
Level 19
Posts: 9475
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:21 am
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Clean up the hardware database

Postby Oscar799 » Sun May 29, 2011 3:38 am

I've emailed Clem the link to this thread - he is the only one with access to the hardware database.
Image
"Don't fix it if it ain't broken,don't break it if you can't fix it" Husse
Registered Linux User #511789

User avatar
Angtagapagligt
Level 4
Level 4
Posts: 223
Joined: Sat Jul 10, 2010 3:14 am

Re: Clean up the hardware database

Postby Angtagapagligt » Mon May 30, 2011 6:50 am

Yes this is really needed!
"Really, I'm not out to destroy Microsoft. That will just be a completely unintentional side effect."
    - Linus Torvalds Interview with David Diamond, September the 28th 2003

User avatar
clem
Level 15
Level 15
Posts: 5703
Joined: Wed Nov 15, 2006 8:34 am
Contact:

Re: Clean up the hardware database

Postby clem » Mon Aug 29, 2011 5:27 am

Quick follow up on this. I implemented changes on the community site to let moderators process ideas, hardware and tutorials. They can now clean items and change their status.
Image

AlbertP
Level 16
Level 16
Posts: 6709
Joined: Sun Jan 30, 2011 12:38 pm
Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands

Re: Clean up the hardware database

Postby AlbertP » Mon Aug 29, 2011 8:19 am

The same hardware is sometimes reviewed by different people. I'm having a motherboard (ASRock K7S41GX) that exists thrice in the database, and while describing the same symptoms (lack of Linux support for the on-board graphics) the rating varies between Perfectly and Partially.
Registered Linux User #528502
Image
Feel free to correct me if I'm trying to write in Spanish, French or German.

User avatar
clem
Level 15
Level 15
Posts: 5703
Joined: Wed Nov 15, 2006 8:34 am
Contact:

Re: Clean up the hardware database

Postby clem » Mon Aug 29, 2011 8:31 am

That's ok. What we'll do eventually is allow people to comment on hardware devices. For now, mods can modify the device name, brand and category.
Image


Return to “Suggestions & New Ideas”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Jag and 1 guest