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Debian hardware database

Postby linuxbuild » 2018-10-26 09:30

Hi,

The Linux-Hardware.org database has been divided recently into a set of databases, one per each Linux distro.

The Debian database is available at: https://linux-hardware.org/?d=Debian

Everyone can contribute to the database with the help of https://github.com/linuxhw/hw-probe (various packages are available: native Deb, AppImage, Docker, Snap, Flatpak, etc.). The tool is intended to simplify collecting of logs necessary for investigating hardware related problems. You need to execute only one simple command to collect all system logs at once:

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sudo hw-probe -all -upload

Hardware failures are highlighted in the collected logs (smartctl, dmesg, xorg.log). Also it's handy to search for particular hardware configurations in the community and review logs for errors to check operability of devices on board (for some devices this is done automatically by hw-probe — see statuses of devices in a probe).

Enjoy!
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Re: Debian hardware database

Postby debiman » 2018-10-27 11:26

the site looks trustworthy & legit, and i applaud your effort!
but there's no disclaimer, no privacy statements, nothing to reassure me that my data won't be abused, or that the site maintainers intend to abide by the (which?) law.
the github project is still fairly young (2015) and has only 2 contributors.
there's already a few issues voicing privacy concerns.
the fix, at least in this case, looks a little too trivial for my taste.
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Re: Debian hardware database

Postby None1975 » 2018-10-27 12:30

This project does not lead me to confidence.
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Re: Debian hardware database

Postby linuxbuild » 2018-10-27 13:03

debiman wrote:the site looks trustworthy & legit, and i applaud your effort!
but there's no disclaimer, no privacy statements, nothing to reassure me that my data won't be abused, or that the site maintainers intend to abide by the (which?) law.
the github project is still fairly young (2015) and has only 2 contributors.
there's already a few issues voicing privacy concerns.
the fix, at least in this case, looks a little too trivial for my taste.


Privacy statements:

https://github.com/linuxhw/hw-probe#privacy
https://linux-hardware.org/?view=howto

All collected logs are cleared from usernames, hostnames, IP addresses, MAC addresses and serial numbers.

You can check collected data before uploading:
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sudo hw-probe -all
sudo grep -nR smth /root/HW_PROBE/LATEST

or submit minimal info:
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sudo hw-probe -all -upload --log-level=minimal

Thank you!
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