Request: Linux client use DMI info (base board manuf/product) to populate "Model" field for computer

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Message 1757649 - Posted: 20 Jan 2016, 13:07:56 UTC

When I look at "My Computers", I see only one system that has populated the computer "Model field".

I'd love for this to populate for an PC motherboard as well, what would I have to do to manually populate this?

Can it be done at a workunit level?

(Here is what "dmidecode -t baseboard" shows on the system I'm using right now)

Handle 0x0002, DMI type 2, 15 bytes
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Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
Product Name: Z97X-SOC Force
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Message 1757651 - Posted: 20 Jan 2016, 13:20:48 UTC - in response to Message 1757649.  
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The model entry is there to identify which Android device that hostID is. Because else all you see is its Android name, like android_24233160, which can be quite confusing quick when you have several of them. So the Model entry shows the device by its brand and model name. The Android device also cannot be given a name that's sent to the project, which is why identification of several Android devices in the list was difficult, before the Model name entry was added.

BOINC does not send low-level details about motherboard brand and model to the project, so that cannot be used.
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Message 1758007 - Posted: 22 Jan 2016, 2:04:17 UTC - in response to Message 1757651.  
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When you look at computer details, the "Product Name" field shows the same information as what's in the "Model" field in the summary list of computers:

The detail page for this mac shows "MacBookPro11,3" in the Product Name field.

On the summary page (listing all computers), the same field is visible under the column "Model". I don't know why the field name changes between the summary and detail page...

So Boinc must support the transmission of this information somehow.
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