[plug] Questions about GING and Debian GNU/kFreeBSD

James Bromberger james at rcpt.to
Sat May 14 12:45:12 WST 2011

On 14/05/2011 12:26 PM, Bret Busby wrote:
> With, from what I understand, the removal of hardware drivers from the
> Debian 6 kernel ("you can install our operating system, but you have
> find, get, and install all of the hardware drivers for your computer
> system and peripherals, before you start to install our operating
> system"), I am looking at alternatives to Debian itself.

Not sure if you've tried this, but "apt-get install
firmware-linux-nonfree" probably solves much (all?) of that -- 172
drivers I count in there; it's in the "non-free" repository, so your
apt.sources probably needs to be:

    deb http://ftp.iinet.net.au/debian/debian/ stable main contrib non-free

The corresponding "free" firmwares are in the other package,
"firmware-linux-free", which will probably get installed by default, and
will be in the main repo.  It's a conscious decision/effort to actually
install Non Free Stuff on your system.

> So, what can people with experience of Debian GNU/kFreeBSD, tell me of
> Debian GNU/kFreeBSD and how it compares to Debian 5 and Debian 6?
Sadly, I haven't had the time to play with it at all. :(



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