I really see no reason to separate the graphics cards based on their brand.
I agree. Since we are not dealing with performance differences but rather whether they work at all or not.
Originally Posted by Michael
It was hoped that the user would specify that information in the Linux comment area, with the rest of their Linux compatibility comments, however, we will look into adding the driver/kernel field.
I think that a 'module' area would be key also, but maybe it's just me. If someone has a piece of hardware but don't know which module to use, it could prove useful.
For instance, when I first got the Chaintech AV-710, I spent hours trying to figure out that it was the snd_ice1724 module I was supposed to use.
Actually... maybe most distros will do that for you.. I am not sure. I know in Gentoo a lot of things have to be manually configured. Maybe I should just try a wider variety of distros and see how things are usually done, hehe.
The information is pretty fine, but I think it's too wordy. I would suggest having some sort of illustrative ranking (maybe ranking how it works in 'stars'. So that people who want to check out the hardware can very well see how the performance is without having to read so much about what modules were detected.
Once the database content begins to gain more entries and evolve there will be the option of a simpler/quicker interface for sorting the highest-ranked components, show only hardware comments to a specific distribution, etc... (among many other exciting features). It should certainly meet any ones personal preferences for browsing hardware entries and comments.
The edit feature is still certainly on the table. Due to the unique design of the software, there are a few other functions that must first be developed in order to properly handle the correct user edit method. A edit feature will hopefully be working soon, but in the mean time if there are any bugs they can email linux [at ] phoronix.com to have the error corrected.
Thanks for pointing that out, I wasn't familiar with that. Anyhow, from quickly looking it over, Phoronix LCH has, and will have more, additional features beyond what is provided by that system, which seems to simply be a vBulletin module. More items to come shortly.
One thought - make the lspci -v output "toggleable", perhaps with a simple hide/expand or [+/-] or something.
I just want to see the comments - not hardware specs. Bare in mind this is comming from an admited hardware geek though.
Now if you click the title of the hardware information (like lspci or /proc/cpuinfo) it will toggle between expanded mode and collapse. The pages will still load fully, but if you simply click the title now, you shouldn't have to scroll much. May implement it with a + / - image system for it as well.