Investigation of expanding ubuntu-drivers-common to be aware of drivers provided in l-b-m packages

Registered by Chris Van Hoof on 2012-09-20

Often times a driver from a specific linux-backport-modules package is made available which is required for enablement (eg: a new driver from compat-wireless). It would be of great benefit to expand ubuntu-drivers-common to be aware of these updates where appropriate

== TODO ==
This applies to Precise and Raring
* [rtg] to deal with modaliases in the control files
* [tseliot] Code to handle the logic when multiple driver versions are available
* [tseliot] Add an entry for the default drivers so that users can go back to the default drivers once they've tried lbm
* Recommend the default driver when multiple versions are available
* How do we notify users that new drivers are available and what updates do we show
* Input drivers : config files to pass module parameters
* Should we pop up a notification even when the driver already works? We don't want to break things that work
* Modify the description of the packages in the driver manager
* Consider backporting this work to quantal

Blueprint information

Status:
Not started
Approver:
Chris Van Hoof
Priority:
High
Drafter:
Alberto Milone
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
Canonical Hardware Enablement
Definition:
Drafting
Series goal:
Accepted for raring
Implementation:
Unknown
Milestone target:
None

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