Subject: Re: updated NetBSD hardware lists
To: None <>
From: =?ISO-8859-1?Q?St=E9phane?= Witzmann <>
List: netbsd-advocacy
Date: 11/15/2005 18:29:14
Magnus Eriksson wrote:

> On Tue, 15 Nov 2005, Stéphane Witzmann wrote:
>>>> The OpenBSD installer asks users to mail their dmesg to some address
> [...]
>>> The problem is still that the dmesg often doesn't say what a device
>>> actually is [...]
>> Another problem is that the device being sucessfully probed and attached
>> doesn't mean it will "work" [...]
>    The user will have to provide the relevant info then, that shouldn't be
> a big problem.  It's usually what people mention first anyway ("I finally
> got my XYZ card working ...")
>    I still think there should be a central point for it, other than
> "somewhere in the list archives".  Granted, having a non-discussion
> mailing list just for announcing successes could be just that central
> point.
>    I still prefer a cathegorized (if that's the word) list though.  :-)

Maybe someone (a maintainer) should collect data from this mailing list to
build the "real" list.

I've seen some people asking "will this laptop work with NetBSD ?" on other
mailing lists. A laptop is not a device by itself but sometimes it's hard
to know what is inside before buying it. I think that having a list of the
laptops on which NetBSD works (or partially works) would be helpful too.