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Hardware Compatibility test before installation starts

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I have a feature request for openSUSE 11.3

Before the openSUSE installation starts, openSUSE should first do a hardware compatibility test to check if a computer's hardware(video card, wifi card, printer, scanner, sound card, wireless keyboard, motherboard chipset,webcam,dvd writer, etc) will work correctly and also to check if openSUSE has the drivers to make them work.

It could display a list like this:

video card:nvidia 4353 Compatible/Driver not included

sound card:Sound Blaster 3455 Compatible/Driver included

If a driver is not included, users can look on the internet to see if there is a driver available.

Once the hardware compatibility test is done and everything is going to be compatible, openSUSE can start the installation. If something/s are not compatible and/or a driver/s are not included, openSUSE can display 2 options for a user to choose which will be Continue installation or Cancel installation.

Do you think you could implement this feature in openSUSE 11.3?


User testing if openSUSE 11.3 is compatible with their hardware before installation starts.


icons/user_comment.png J. S. wrote: (8 years ago)

this sounds like a fantastic idea.  please if possible, implement this feature as it will save so much time with compatibility issues

icons/user_comment.png A. J. wrote: (7 years ago)

Creation of a hardware database has been tried several times and is very complex. Let's start with that first and then revisit this issue.

icons/user_comment.png J. P. wrote: (7 years ago)

I think that it don't have to be included into installer, but it can be a javascript page or special feature of LIVE CD... HW compatibility test is good idea.

Last change: 7 years ago
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