Checking devices operability

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We've implemented automated operability checks for devices via analysis of collected system logs in probes. We check if the driver is loaded and used for each device in the probe and if the device performs basic functions. For network cards we check received packets, for graphics cards we check absence of critical errors in the Xorg log and dmesg, for drives we check S.M.A.R.T. test results, for monitors we check the EDID and for batteries we check the remaining capacity.

The operability status is detected for the following devices:

  • Graphics cards
  • WiFi cards
  • Ethernet cards
  • Bluetooth cards
  • Modems
  • Hard drives
  • Monitors
  • Batteries
  • Smart card controllers

For the following devices we can only detect if the device is failed to operate:

  • Sound cards
  • Card readers
  • Fingerprint readers
  • TV cards
  • DVB cards

You can check all your previous probes now — the statuses are already updated!

If you are a new user, then you can create a probe by the hw-probe command:

   hw-probe -all -upload

Nonworking devices are collected in the Github repository:

Thanks to all for attention and new computer probes!

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