Subject: Re: updated NetBSD hardware lists
To: Geert Hendrickx , Andy Ruhl <>
From: Andy Ruhl <>
List: netbsd-advocacy
Date: 11/15/2005 05:51:03
On 11/15/05, Geert Hendrickx <> wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 15, 2005 at 05:26:25AM -0700, Andy Ruhl wrote:
> > The best place to know if something is supported is the mailing lists. =
> > do make a point of posting a dmesg to the mailing lists or describing a
> > piece of hardware that worked for me, if possible. If everyone did that=
> > it would be really nice. As a matter of fact, it would be really nice t=
> > have a mailing list just for making devices work, whether they are buil=
> > in or add on. Something like netbsd-devices, netbsd-peripherials,
> > whatever. Most devices don't need to be platform specific so that's a
> > place where everyone could get together and discuss devices.
> The OpenBSD installer asks users to mail their dmesg to some address (I
> think, we could do something similar to auto-generate =
> list of supported devices?

The problem is still that the dmesg often doesn't say what a device
actually is as it relates to it's retail package. But that would be a
good idea anyway.