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Zapper Page Icon Posted 2005-07-15 2:55 PM
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Does any such animal exist?

If not, it may be a good idea to start one. Drivers for various peripherals, specially obscure and/or old ones. Adaptec slim scsi PCMCIA cards, Iomega Zip and CD drives, mobile hard drives, serial cards, wireless ethernet, bluetooth, etc. There are some drivers available here of course, but an indexed archive of device drivers for various devices split by CE version specifically for the handheld community would be bloody convenient. Could even just use the HCL. Click on what's already there to a generic links page where you could download the same drivers from various archives. I know several members here are already hosting files for the HPC community. Best to have redundant storage. (you can tell I'm still traumatized by DOZENS of bad links searching for an obscure wireless serial port driver....)

Then we could all chip in and contribute drivers for devices that we KNOW work. A community resource. Stone Soup Drivers, as it were.

What say, mates?
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clintonfitchdotcom Page Icon Posted 2005-07-15 3:27 PM
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Personally I think it is a terrific idea.

Technically the problem for most of this is licensing to redistribute. I know, for example, Cisco would never allow for us to repository - even link to the driver on their site - a driver for their Aironet cards. Other OEMs would likely be of the same ilk.

This is something that Chris and I have discussed in the past and it's more of a legal issue than a technical issue. We too host files here as well but have the permission to do so.
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C:Amie Page Icon Posted 2005-07-15 3:43 PM
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er... not one to rain on your parade here... but the HCL is a driver library.
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clintonfitchdotcom Page Icon Posted 2005-07-15 3:52 PM
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C:Amie - 2005-07-15 2:43 PM

er... not one to rain on your parade here... but the HCL is a driver library.


It does have most yes but it is not exhaustive. I think the OP was wanting to have one, mother-of-all type location which we do not have in the HCL.
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C:Amie Page Icon Posted 2005-07-15 4:03 PM
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Every device I enter into the HCL, I source drivers for - if applicable. Aside from Cisco and their EULA terms, and linksys because they don't work. The archive is complete.

Lack of drivers from the 450 devices in there equates to lack of compatibility submissions, so if anyone has anything to add please use the form.
http://www.hpcfactor.com/qlink/?linkID=102
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clintonfitchdotcom Page Icon Posted 2005-07-15 4:09 PM
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I stand corrected.....
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C:Amie Page Icon Posted 2005-07-15 4:14 PM
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Second level directory dump of the driver lib

03-03-05 06:23PM 3com
03-03-05 06:23PM abocom-apollo
03-03-05 06:23PM adaptec
07-16-05 09:41AM addonics
07-16-05 09:41AM agate
06-17-05 04:44PM agere
07-16-05 09:41AM amacom
03-03-05 06:23PM ambicom
07-16-05 09:41AM apricorn
07-16-05 10:05AM archos
07-16-05 09:42AM argosy
03-03-05 06:22PM belkin
03-03-05 06:22PM buffalo
03-03-05 06:22PM canon
04-18-05 12:11PM cisco
07-16-05 09:42AM cms
03-03-05 06:22PM colorgraphic
03-03-05 06:22PM compaq
03-03-05 06:22PM d-link
03-03-05 06:21PM easytel
03-03-05 06:21PM enterasys
03-03-05 06:21PM epson
07-16-05 09:42AM exp
05-23-05 04:36PM fiberline
06-24-04 05:39PM 1578 ftp-drivers-schema.txt
04-18-05 12:35PM globalsat
07-16-05 09:42AM h45-tech
03-03-05 06:21PM hawking
03-03-05 06:21PM hp
03-03-05 06:21PM hpcfactor
03-03-05 06:21PM ibm-hitachi
03-03-05 06:21PM intel
06-17-05 05:01PM interepoch
03-03-05 06:21PM iomega
03-03-05 06:21PM kingston
03-03-05 06:21PM linksys
03-03-05 06:21PM magicram
04-18-05 12:36PM mavin
07-16-05 09:43AM mountain-solutions
03-03-05 06:21PM netgear
03-03-05 06:21PM nokia-ericsson
06-17-05 05:04PM novatel-wireless
03-03-05 06:20PM orinoco
03-03-05 06:20PM pentax
03-03-05 06:20PM planex
04-18-05 01:00PM pretec
07-09-05 09:48AM prolink
03-03-05 06:20PM proxim
03-03-05 06:20PM psion
03-03-05 06:20PM realtek
03-03-05 06:20PM roland
03-03-05 06:20PM samsung-magiclan
03-03-05 06:20PM senao-int
03-03-05 06:20PM sharp
07-16-05 09:51AM shining-tech
03-03-05 06:19PM sierra
06-26-05 01:21PM smc
03-03-05 06:19PM socket
03-03-05 06:18PM symbol
03-03-05 06:18PM trendnet
07-16-05 10:14AM vipower
07-16-05 09:10AM wifi-reference
03-03-05 06:18PM xircom
03-03-05 06:18PM zcom
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clintonfitchdotcom Page Icon Posted 2005-07-15 4:23 PM
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And I stand still further corrected....
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Zapper Page Icon Posted 2005-07-15 4:35 PM
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clintonf3 - 2005-07-15 4:23 PM

And I stand still further corrected....


Stands beside Clint.. Thinks better of it, and stands behind him instead....
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Zapper Page Icon Posted 2005-07-15 4:37 PM
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Suggestion: Make the submission link/button bigger?

Got a few I'll be submitting when I get home...
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C:Amie Page Icon Posted 2005-07-15 4:48 PM
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Idea noted, I'll do that in a minute
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Zapper - 2005-07-15 3:35 PM

Stands beside Clint.. Thinks better of it, and stands behind him instead....


Thanks for the support.... I think....
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C:Amie Page Icon Posted 2005-07-15 5:29 PM
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Here we are, can't miss it now


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Snappy! Page Icon Posted 2005-07-15 7:10 PM
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Some suggestion on the hardware page

While we are on improving the drivers page, how about having Hardware page like being slightly obvious as to what is a link and what is not?

The top left HCL image is above the section description, making it appear more like a section logo than a clickable link. Its link is repeated at "Improve your CE life, Upgrade your hardware".

Then we have the set of links on the right that looks like standard links.

How about like this?



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Zapper Page Icon Posted 2005-07-15 7:19 PM
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Bloody perfect, mate! Gotta make it easy on the old geezers...
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