Re: Debian 2. -- Only rudimentary support for Laptops?
On Tue, Oct 13, 1998 at 02:46:35PM +0200, Matthias Klose wrote:
> Maybe the subject is a bit harsh, but currently users trying to
> install Debian on a Notebook face more problems than users installing
> it on a desktop computer. Compared with other Linux distributions
It worked very well for my one.
> - Provide a useful notebook-kernel-image and pcmcia-modules package.
Wait a moment. Don't think a thinkpad is your standard notebook. Most others
work really well. Abd thius include kernel as well as pcmcia.
> serious working on the road an apm aware kernel is needed. Or try to
Right. I got this from compiling my own as I do anyway.
> and many other notebooks. And when I install a new kernel I have to
> recompile pcmcia-modules :-(, so I don't see any sense in the binary
How else shall that work?
> pcmcia-modules package. Or is it provided for desktops with PCMCIA
> slots? And you often don't have the disk space to compile kernels on
There is lot of sense. I did install my system via dselects apt method. That
is I had to have my ethernet pcmcia card up and running. This was only
possible because of the binary packages. And frankly at that point I don't
cared about APM support.
> I sent some remarks to the maintainers of the kernel and pcmcia
> packages, but did not get many responses. Compared with other (german)
> distributions Debian lacks much notebook support. The things mentioned
> here could be improved although the solutions proposed have to be
> further polished and improved.
But then we lead the others in several other areas. Does anyone else offer
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