Hardware

Need to cover

The following is listed as items we should cover, according to the survey and to the blueprint/TOC.

  • Printing
  • Scanning
  • Webcams
  • Display
  • Multiple users
  • Desktop effects
  • Appearance
  • Screensaver/Wallpaper
  • Digital cameras
  • Sound
  • USB disks
  • hard drives (NTFS etc)
  • Networking
  • Modems
  • Firewire
  • Burning CDs/DVDs
  • Preferences

Notes on coverage list

Some of the items belong elsewhere:

  • Multiple users (chap2 for logins and switching, and chap6 for maintenance)
  • Digital cameras (chap3, photo management)
  • hard drives, NTFS (chap 9)
  • Networking (chap3, getting online)
  • Modems (chap3, getting online)

Some preferences can be moved to Chapter 2:

  • Customizing your desktop
    • Appearance
    • Windows
    • Screensaver
  • Accessibility
    • Assistive technologies

Proposed structure for Chapter 4

  • Using your devices
  • Keyboard and mouse
    • Changing keyboard settings
    • Controlling Ubuntu with your keyboard
    • Changing mouse settings
  • Displays
    • Understanding video drivers (Hardware drivers for video)

    • Connecting multiple monitors
  • Connecting and using your printer
    • Connecting a printer (use of the Printing admin tool)

    • Setting a default printer (Default Printer preference)

  • Sound
    • Changing sound volume
    • Controlling sound preferences
  • USB drives
    • Connecting USB drives (workflow in Nautilus)

    • Disconnecting a USB drive
  • Burning CDs and DVDs
    • Connecting a CD or DVD burner
    • Burning an audio disk (covers Brasero)

    • Burning a video disk (covers Brasero)

    • Burning a data disk (covers Brasero)

  • Using a webcam
    • Connecting a webcam
    • Taking pictures and videos (covers Cheese)

    • Communicating by video (covers Ekiga)

  • Scanning text and images (how is this done in Ubuntu?)

    • Connecting a scanner
    • Scanning text
    • Scanning images
  • Other devices
    • Firewire (for video cameras, and drives)

    • Bluetooth (keyboards, mice, and headsets)

ubuntu-manual/Blueprints/Hardware (last edited 2010-01-22 08:03:44 by haykinson)