Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Ubuntu ODM portal

A new Ubuntu portal http://odm.ubuntu.com is a jump-start page containing links to pages and documents useful for Original Design Manufactures (ODMs), Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and Independent BIOS vendors.

Some of the highlights include:
  • A BIOS/UEFI requirements document that containing recommendations to ensure firmware is compatible with the Linux kernel.
  • Getting started links describing how to download, install, configure and debug Ubuntu.
  • Links to certified hardware, debugging tools, SystemTap guides, packaging guides, kernel building notes.
  • Debugging tips, covering: hotkeys, suspend/resume, sound, X and wireless and an A5 sized Ubuntu Debugging booklet.
  • Link to fwts-live, the Firmware Test Suite live image.
 ..so lots of useful technical resources to call upon.

Kudos to Chris Van Hoof for organizing this useful portal.


  1. Would it be possible for you to remove the advertising and 1x1 tracker images from your RSS feed? Those aren't appropriate on Planet Ubuntu or other planets.

  2. @Anonymous, I can't see where these objections break the guidelines listed in: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PlanetUbuntu - if you can show me guidelines that show I've contravened them I will of course reconsider.