Quoting Conor Wynne (mariconor at gmail.com):
> If we have our OWN "Certified by ILUG" and we provide links to actual
> models (rather than just chipsets), link a link to some site where you
> can buy it, then I feel this would be very useful for all us Lusers
> (linux users).
It's tough to keep information online about chipsets current.
Certainly, it's possible to also add to that -- and keep maintaining --
a big lookup table of which cards use which chipset (and thus which
driver). 'Course, that's not even quite the whole story, e.g., your
distro might not recognise an (otherwise supportable) PCI card solely
because the card's PCI ID is newly assigned and unknown to your kernel.
Above and beyond that, though, the problem is that your effort is at
risk of starving for lack of data. Sure, you can provide the data from
_your_ purchases, and maybe a dozen more ILUG members might help -- but
card models come and go continually, the only people who reliably have
the chipset info are the firms' engineers, and they aren't very
motivated to keep ILUG briefed.
As far as I can tell, the above is why info on Linux support for
chipsets tends to be more extensive, reliable, and current than the
extended data (that goes along with it) about which models qualify.
But, if you try it, I certainly wish you luck.
 I don't compile such information myself, but do point _to_ it, e.g.,
in "Help Resources" on http://linuxmafia.com/kb/Hardware/ .
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