Mailinglist Archive: opensuse-features (199 mails)

< Previous Next >
[openFATE 309359] Software management idea:Missing drivers/firmware feature
Feature changed by: Karl Cheng (qantas94heavy)
Feature #309359, revision 4
Title: Software management idea:Missing drivers/firmware feature

openSUSE-11.3: Rejected by Thomas Schmidt (digitaltomm)
reject reason: Moving to 11.4
Requester: Mandatory

- openSUSE-11.4: New
+ openSUSE-11.4: Rejected by Karl Cheng (qantas94heavy)
+ reject reason: Not done in time for openSUSE 11.4.
Requester: Desirable

+ openSUSE Distribution: Rejected by Karl Cheng (qantas94heavy)
+ reject reason: As mentioned, potential legal issues with this approach.
+ Priority
+ Requester: Desirable

Requested by: ryan smith (ryan1414)
Partner organization:

I have a feature request for OpenSUSE 11.3. In Yast's Software
management, there should be a "missing drivers/firmware" section where
once a user clicks on there it will scan a PC's hardware that doesn't
have a driver/firmware, then it will display the missing
drivers/firmware that users can download. This will save alot of time
for beginners who don't even know what drivers/firmware they need for
their wifi card, printer, etc.

#1: Thomas Schmidt (digitaltomm) (2010-11-15 18:00:13)
Doesn't yast automatically select the needed drivers?

#2: Johannes Meixner (jsmeix) (2011-08-16 12:12:55)
Usually drivers/firmware that is not already included in the kernel or
in openSUSE software packages but that one must be downloaded from
somewhere is not sufficiently free software. In most cases it would
cause legal issues for openSUSE and its users and contributors when
something like this was implemented.
See also

openSUSE Feature:

< Previous Next >
This Thread
  • No further messages