Walmart PC from MicroTel

ollie lho ollie at
Fri Oct 4 00:17:00 CEST 2002

On Thu, 2002-10-03 at 22:45, Christopher Bergeron wrote:
> Ollie, since I'm sure you get inundated with requests for all the different
> mobo types out there, maybe we can set up a webpage/db that will allow
> people to submit the lspci -vvv data along with the motherboard type
> and possibly a link to the motherboard on manufacturer's website?
> I may be working with Rob Minnich on a mysql db that would hold our
> data for the config file generator.  If that's the case, I could put
> this page together rather easily.
> Then people could go to the page and if their motherboard has already
> been submitted, cast a new "vote" for it; and if it's not listed, they
> could submit a new request (with the above info [lspci -vvv; etc]).
> As such, you could prioritize the most popular/requested motherboards
> and do your magic accordingly.

It would be a good idea for end-user to pickup an MB and install 
LinuxBIOS on it. It would be good for the developers too, I doubt
there is anyone have any idea about what MB/Chipsets are supported

> It's just a thought.  I really want to help the project out as much as I
> can (I'm a web/php/mysql developer and not really a C/ASM coder).

It is good to have someone with Web/DB programming skill for the 
project. I tried to learn things like Zope/PostgreSQL, but I found
that I an not that kind programmer.


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