LinuxQuestions.org
Go Job Hunting at the LQ Job Marketplace
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware
User Name
Password
Slackware This Forum is for the discussion of Slackware Linux.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 03-08-2010, 09:17 AM   #1
onebuck
Moderator
 
Registered: Jan 2005
Location: Midwest USA, Central Illinois
Distribution: SlackwareŽ
Posts: 11,394
Blog Entries: 3

Rep: Reputation: 1481Reputation: 1481Reputation: 1481Reputation: 1481Reputation: 1481Reputation: 1481Reputation: 1481Reputation: 1481Reputation: 1481Reputation: 1481
Slackware '-current' '/usr/share/pci.ids' file is dated


Hi,

I noticed that the '-current' '/usr/share/pci.ids' is dated;

Quote:
# List of PCI ID's
#
# Version: 2009.07.27
# Date: 2009-07-27 03:15:01
If you have new hardware then you may get a 'unknown device' tag in outputs for newer hardware. No harm except that not everyone can remember 'pci.ids' for their hardware.

The newer '/usr/share/pci.ids';

Quote:
# List of PCI ID's
#
# Version: 2010.03.01
# Date: 2010-03-01 03:15:01
#
So reach out and get that /usr/share/pci.ids' list of PCI ID's to be placed in '/usr/share/pci.ids'. You should update your distribution id's periodically if you change pci devices with newer ones or the distributions 'pc.ids' are dated. Especially those that like to have the newest and greatest hardware identified.

This will aid you in understanding recognized devices while troubleshooting.

No harm but a convenience to have a current ID file. Changing this file for any distribution that has a dated '/usr/share/pci.ids' will aid you in diagnosis by providing the assigned manufacture ID name.


Last edited by onebuck; 03-09-2010 at 09:08 AM. Reason: correct link
 
Click here to see the post LQ members have rated as the most helpful post in this thread.
Old 03-09-2010, 01:53 AM   #2
mlangdn
Senior Member
 
Registered: Mar 2005
Location: Kentucky
Distribution: Slackware64-current
Posts: 1,380

Rep: Reputation: 180Reputation: 180
My version in -current is 2010-01-28.
And, the link didn't work for me. However, I do have two downloads going at the moment, so that may be the reason it couldn't find the url.

Then again, thanks for the info - I did not know of this.

Last edited by mlangdn; 03-09-2010 at 01:54 AM. Reason: Thanks
 
Old 03-09-2010, 01:55 AM   #3
mRgOBLIN
Slackware Contributor
 
Registered: Jun 2002
Location: New Zealand
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 999

Rep: Reputation: 227Reputation: 227Reputation: 227
Nope the links given are not formatted correctly.

http://pciids.sourceforge.net/pci.ids
 
Old 03-09-2010, 06:45 AM   #4
imitheos
Member
 
Registered: May 2005
Location: Greece
Posts: 374

Rep: Reputation: 55
Quote:
Originally Posted by mRgOBLIN View Post
Nope the links given are not formatted correctly.

http://pciids.sourceforge.net/pci.ids
Instead of manually downloading the file and moving it to /usr/share,
there is also a script that does that.

update-pciids (part of pciutils package) and also
update-usbids (part of usbutils package).
 
2 members found this post helpful.
Old 03-09-2010, 09:09 AM   #5
onebuck
Moderator
 
Registered: Jan 2005
Location: Midwest USA, Central Illinois
Distribution: SlackwareŽ
Posts: 11,394
Blog Entries: 3

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 1481Reputation: 1481Reputation: 1481Reputation: 1481Reputation: 1481Reputation: 1481Reputation: 1481Reputation: 1481Reputation: 1481Reputation: 1481
Hi,
Quote:
Originally Posted by mRgOBLIN View Post
Nope the links given are not formatted correctly.

http://pciids.sourceforge.net/pci.ids
Corrected!
 
Old 03-09-2010, 09:48 AM   #6
GazL
Senior Member
 
Registered: May 2008
Posts: 3,480

Rep: Reputation: 1016Reputation: 1016Reputation: 1016Reputation: 1016Reputation: 1016Reputation: 1016Reputation: 1016Reputation: 1016
Looks like a good candidate to be added to /etc/cron.monthly.
 
Old 03-09-2010, 01:59 PM   #7
onebuck
Moderator
 
Registered: Jan 2005
Location: Midwest USA, Central Illinois
Distribution: SlackwareŽ
Posts: 11,394
Blog Entries: 3

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 1481Reputation: 1481Reputation: 1481Reputation: 1481Reputation: 1481Reputation: 1481Reputation: 1481Reputation: 1481Reputation: 1481Reputation: 1481
Hi,

It's nice to have an updated '/usr/share/pci.ids' if you change your hardware frequently. Just a convenience to have instead of 'unknown device' tag for output.

 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Slackware current - ldconfig: /usr/lib/libsmbclient.so.0 is not a symbolic link Woodsman Slackware 5 10-14-2008 08:58 PM
change pci.ids file? feisty steviebee Linux - Laptop and Netbook 1 04-29-2007 10:03 AM
How to restore /usr/share/info/dir file ptmono Linux - General 3 03-26-2006 05:58 PM
adding pci device ids to pci.ids xerxex Linux - General 0 01-18-2006 07:36 PM
Cannot login using X - something about missing file /usr/share/dbus-1/services Spiney Linux - General 2 05-02-2005 12:33 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:27 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration