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Recommended update for hwinfo


(Last modified: 10JAN2005)

solutions Recommended update for hwinfo SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (d1bc128a16271a9d8271a0bb8f58be1b)

Applies to

Package: hwinfo
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for Itanium Processor Family
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM S/390 31bit
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE CORE 9 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
Patch: patch-9677
Release: 20050110
Obsoletes: none


SLES9 SP1 Update for hwinfo



Problem description

  • add additional check to catch broken BIOSes (#48665)
  • megaraid-old -> megaraid
  • abort BIOS code execution if it takes too long (#48665)
  • fix segfault when using 'x11=foo' boot option (#46367)
  • sort out tg3, tg3-new, bcm5700 driver info (#48351)
  • removed one qlogicfc entry (#48093)
  • s390: identify new CU types 2107, 1750 as DASD (bug #48587)
  • avoid libsysfs accidentally reading pci config space (#48582)
  • hwscand: added env-var HWSCAN_TIMEOUT and HWSCAN_DEBUG (#48055)
  • s390: added new prog_if ID pif_dasd_fba to identify FBA DASDs (reqd. by fehr)
  • fix megaraid* driver info (#48462)
  • sorted out aic7* driver info (#48094)
  • less agressively assume scsi devs are disks (#47654)
  • updated ibm notebook data (#47606)
  • fixed external hardware db parser (#47606, comment 6)
  • removed obsolete megaraid* module info (#47739)
  • support i915 chipset (#47413)
  • fixed segfault with large /proc/interrupt entries (e.g. 512 cpus) (#46582)
  • aic7?xx info updated/fixed (still #42061)


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Uvh hwinfo.rpm hwinfo-devel.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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