Solus Releases Linux Driver Management 1.0
Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 28 January 2018 at 07:39 AM EST. 34 Comments
OPERATING SYSTEMS --
The Solus Project this week released Linux Driver Management 1.0, a library created by this innovative Linux distribution for enumerating system components and detecting matches between said components and packages/drivers providing additional functionality.

This library is about improving the user experience for devices that may not be playing out-of-the-box on Solus or other Linux distributions. Among the hardware initially focused on supporting, for example, is the NVIDIA graphics cards with the proprietary drivers.

Linux Driver Management 1.0 is also focused on detecting Logitech devices to prompt for Piper/Libratbag support, various printers, and Yubikey devices with software for that hardware as well. Linux Driver Management is designed to potentially be used by other non-Solus distributions as well should any other OS vendors have interest in a shared solution.


Those wishing to learn more about Linux Driver Management 1.0 can do so via this release announcement. The code to this GObject-style library is available via GitHub.
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