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[New: openFATE 316956] Device Driver Manager for openSUSE
Feature added by: giuseppe rossi (hawake)

Feature #316956, revision 1
Title: Device Driver Manager for openSUSE

openSUSE Distribution: Unconfirmed
Requester: Desirable

Requested by: giuseppe rossi (hawake)
Partner organization:

Hi, i think that it could be useful to allow users to switch between
OpenSource/Proprietary drivers in use (if both are available obviously) using a
simple GUI created ad-hoc for the desktop in use (KDE -> Qt , GNOME/Xfce/Lxde
-> GTK). In this way, if there is any kind of problem with a driver a
not-expert user can disable it or switch to another one. Therefore i suggest to
develop a device driver manager for openSUSE that could be included in YaST, or
as a desktop application accessible by a non-root user (like Apper for
updates). In certain Debian (Mint, Ubuntu...) derivatives are using something
like this: [0] [1] Thanks for reading,

Bye hawake

Use Case:
For instance, think to the video card drivers. Recently nVidia, AMD and Intel
are improving their drivers but not always are the best choice (especially

openSUSE Feature:

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