I am curious if a list of users that are running more current hardware could post their specs, and detail what was needed for whatever distro to make the part work.

Like something as follows :

OS : Fedora Core 1
Install notes : None

CPU : Athlon XP 3000+
Install notes : None

Motherboard chipset: nForce 2
Install notes : Install drivers from www.nvidia.com

Sound Card : Creative Labs Sound Blaster 512 PCI
Installation notes : Kernel module that is included works fine

NIC : Linksys 10/100 (forget exact one offhand)
Installation notes : Kernel module included works fine

VGA : nVIDIA GeFOrce FX 5700 Ultra
Installation notes : Install rpm from
(2.6 Kernel) http://www.minion.de/nvidia.html
(2.4 Kernel) http://www2.educ.umu.se/~peter/nvidia/

Addon Card : Maxtor USB 2.0
Installation notes : kernel module included works fine

Joystick : USB Gravis Eliminator Aftershock
Installation notes : You need to ensure that the proper modules are installed. as root insmod them and then run joycal. I made a script to automatically do this at boot (I dont have the details handy, this was for a demo purpose rather than the nitty gritty)

I figure if we can create a HCL, that may make it easier for users who upgrade to get a working system without needing to spend 2 hours on google ;D

I honestly woruld prefer a HCL database rather than a crappy thread, but eh, Ill take what I can get.

Any other thoughts? I would prefer a maintainer to be appointed/volunteer to handle this as pbharris did the apt thread and whoever (trickster/pbharris) did the nifty software thread as well. That way nobody can dick it up with meaningless jabber and so on.