.fdi files and HAL

Colin Marquardt colin at marquardt-home.de
Mon Jun 7 15:41:22 PDT 2004

Jono Bacon <jono at jonobacon.org> writes:

> I might be able to create some form of web interface to this. It would
> be great if people could use a web form that automatically generated the
> XML. The challenge would be testing the files and ensuring that they
> work well. It would also be cool if regular people could find
> instructions on how to find the relevent hardware information to fill
> the form in.

http://pciids.sourceforge.net/ has something like this. FWIW,
http://www.linux-usb.org/usb.ids is the USB counterpart.

> Also, is *every* device uniquely identifiable by its PCI/USB product_id?

At least not for USB IDs, unfortunately. There are many digicams out
there that share the same USB Product ID, and I hear it's the same
for scanners.


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