Develop a real UI Device and Driver Manager

Registered by Ben Collins on 2006-10-28

The "Device Manager" really doesn't manage. We need a way, similar to Windows "Devices" UI, to manage devices and drivers. It should allow selecting a specific driver for a device when more than one is available. It should allow for ignoring devices (do not attach any driver), and should allow forcing a driver to be used for a specific device (e.g. using new_id for a PCI driver to attach a an unknown device).

Blueprint information

Status:
Not started
Approver:
Colin Watson
Priority:
Medium
Drafter:
None
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
Ben Collins
Definition:
Approved
Series goal:
Accepted for feisty
Implementation:
Deferred
Milestone target:
milestone icon ubuntu-7.04

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2006-11-23: Spec written -- BenC
2007-02-07: Deferred for feisty+1

2008-11-20: Declined for UDS-Jaunty. We will improve the display of the hardware data gathered by Checkbox for Jaunty which covers part of this use case. Jockey covers some of driver management. - heno

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