I want to encourage you to extend http://smolts.org/wiki/ with entries for problematic hardware.
How to submit your hardware profile:
Point your browser at the URL with your resulting profile. Rate your hardware according to the functionality,
follow the link to the wiki (only for non-out-of-the-box-working hardware) to provide useful information for
Then, if a user is having problems with a specific piece of hardware, point him to the wiki entry. Extend the
wiki, let it be a useful tool for all linux users.
Spread the word. The more wiki entries we get, the most we have of it.