Is there a hardware database? like www.linux-on-laptops.com/

Hi,
i have a general question.

  1. Is there a hardware database which lists running hardware and its drivers? I see about 35 -40 people which are testing.

What about http://www.linux-on-laptops.com/ ? Is there a corporation with them?

  1. Would this be a manjaro related HW-database? Or better an linux-wide one?

regards LF

The only thing that come close with hardware database is this thread :

Exaclty, and this thread is the reason i am asking. Or can we make it better than a thread? In case of regressions, a database with a version history of the last known functionally driver would be good. Im just thinking… of a more orgnaised list than this thread…
or do the developers need to be in several HW email lists?

regards LF

PS: it could not be hard to put the output of inxi in a sql db?

(moved from #manjaro-development to #general-discussion as it’s a general question :wink: )

Exaclty, and this thread is the reason i am asking. Or can we make it better than a thread? In case of regressions, a database with a version history of the last known functionally driver would be good. Im just thinking… of a more orgnaised list than this thread…
or do the developers need to be in several HW email lists?

I don’t think it would be hard. It’s a matter of parsing the JSON of the thread https://forum.manjaro.org/t/8298.json It shouldn’t be too hard to write a JSON parser for that and insert in a db (maybe a free tier aws? https://aws.amazon.com/free/).

Here is the discourse API docs http://docs.discourse.org/#tag/Topics%2Fpaths%2F~1t~1{id}.json%2Fget
Off-topic: is this done by ReDoc? <3 <3 looks marvelous

PS: it could not be hard to put the output of inxi in a sql db?

That’s probably a better idea lol

The Arch wiki has a number of system-specific pages that track which bits work and how to make other bits work better. There’s not reason not to do the same on the Manjaro wiki (though it would require people setting up an account), or we could create a “hardware database” category on the forum for the same purpose; maybe making the posts wiki posts so they can be easily edited over time (access to edit could be limited depending on how people feel about that).

The question is, what is better to maintain? For finding regressions or keep track of working pieces of HW and it’s HW-drivers?
A mySQL database (is good for searching for specific terms: e.g. Kernel Version + graphics driver, etc… ), or a wiki?
I don’t know how powerful (mighty) :wink: this wiki is?

What would benefit the developes better?

The other thing i have in mind is: If there is a difficult bug, and the developers do know, which testers, do which HW have, they could ask for specific testing?

LF