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onebuck 03-08-2010 09:17 AM

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.

:hattip:

mlangdn 03-09-2010 01:53 AM

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. :)

mRgOBLIN 03-09-2010 01:55 AM

Nope the links given are not formatted correctly.

http://pciids.sourceforge.net/pci.ids

imitheos 03-09-2010 06:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mRgOBLIN (Post 3891102)
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).

onebuck 03-09-2010 09:09 AM

Hi,
Quote:

Originally Posted by mRgOBLIN (Post 3891102)
Nope the links given are not formatted correctly.

http://pciids.sourceforge.net/pci.ids

Corrected!

GazL 03-09-2010 09:48 AM

Looks like a good candidate to be added to /etc/cron.monthly.

onebuck 03-09-2010 01:59 PM

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.

:hattip:


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