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billy123
31st July 2008, 05:01 AM
I came across this device driver detection tool on the opensolaris project website . It is used to check current status of available device drivers for one's hardware configuration before downloading the OS.

http://opensolaris.org/os/project/ddtool/

It has a web based tool on http://www.sun.com/bigadmin/hcl/hcts/device_detect.jsp

Is there a similar one for Fedora ?

Thanks :)

ppesci
31st July 2008, 06:18 PM
The device driver detection tool sound extraneous to me. I saw the page and think they are talking about device detection tool.

In linux the device detection tool is:

lspci

and is very useful. See the man page.

HTH

Dies
1st August 2008, 06:35 PM
I came across this device driver detection tool on the opensolaris project website . It is used to check current status of available device drivers for one's hardware configuration before downloading the OS.

http://opensolaris.org/os/project/ddtool/

It has a web based tool on http://www.sun.com/bigadmin/hcl/hcts/device_detect.jsp

Is there a similar one for Fedora ?

Thanks :)

No, unfortunately there isn't, at least not that I know of. This would be very cool and would probably avoid a lot of headaches for new users. But a big difference between Solaris and Linux is that for the most part most hardware works out of the box or can be made to work with some effort.

Though after running it on my hardware I see Solaris has come a long way in a short time, it now supports everything for me.

BTW 'lspci' is not even close to the purpose of this tool. ;)