What belongs on TechFault?

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  • Internal Hardware with details on specs, components.
    • Ideally information on any common issues and how to solve them.
  • General Computers (Pre-built Desktops / Laptops / Tablet PCs / SBCs / Smartphones)
    • Bugs/Issues due to OEM drivers, how to fix them
    • Incompatibilities of certain pieces of hardware with OSes
    • External resources for these devices (other more specialized wikis?)
  • Operating Systems
    • Specifically major versions of Operating Systems, a category for an OS line (like Windows.)
    • Issues with hardware after a specific generation, VM hypervisors.
  • Peripherals
    • Programmable stuff, open source peripherals.
    • Peripherals that dont work with certain USB controllers, configurations.
    • USB Serial Ports
  • Software
    • Particularly picky software, but commonly used. (VIM?)
    • Software that can cause issues and is known to cause problems, maybe with certain versions of OSes.
  • Technology
    • General tech.

Things we don't want to see.

  • Driver-Specific articles.
    • Exception: There is a generic driver for a lot of different devices. For instance, Realtek High Definition Audio.
  • "Stupid" Peripherals
    • USB Drives, simple computer mice.
    • Exception: This specific "simple peripheral" has specific situations where it can cause issues, or has a common fault with a solution.