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Software management idea:Missing drivers/firmware feature

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openSUSE Distribution
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openSUSE-11.3
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openSUSE-11.4
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Description

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.

Discussion


icons/user_comment.png T. S. wrote: (7 years ago)

Doesn't yast automatically select the needed drivers?

icons/user_comment.png J. M. wrote: (6 years ago)

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 https://features.opensuse.org/307745

Last change: 5 months ago
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