Hardware probe (or hw-probe) is a project to simplify collecting of hardware devices operability information on Linux-powered computers.
The main purpose of the project is to gather hardware information in one place and help developers and users to collaboratively debug hardware related issues.
User's point of view
Make a hardware probe if something is wrong with the computer or device on board and share the probe link with the developers. All necessary system info and logs are included to the probe and available online by the probe ID/URL and no any additional feedback is needed.
Command line to make a probe:
sudo -E hw-probe -all -upload
Developer's point of view
Receive a message with problem description and probe ID. Start debugging the problem immediately w/o the need to ask for any logs. All logs are already available in the probe.
The database is created automatically. You can search for interested devices on other computers and Linux distributions to learn how to better configure the device.
Select and install an RPM package for your openSUSE distribution:
sudo zypper addrepo https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/hardware/openSUSE_Leap_15.0/ hardware sudo zypper install hw-probe
The following statistical reports are dumped to Github:
- HDD/SSD Desktop-Class Reliability Test
- Devices with bad Linux-compatibility
- EDID Repository
- ACPI Tables
- DMI Tables
Private info is not collected. Moreover, it's safer to share your logs by hw-probe rather than share manually, because most private data is removed or hashed at the client side before uploading.