Re: Supporting wireless as good as possible on official images
On Wed, Jun 2, 2010 at 4:30 PM, Diederik de Haas <email@example.com> wrote:
> A lot of ppl nowadays only have/use a wireless network.
> On my custom LiveCDs I include non-free in the sources and install as many firmware packages as
> possible to cover as many wireless devices as possible.
> But for Debian and DebianLive this is not possible/wanted.
> What can be done to make it as easy as possible for users of the LiveCDs to use their wireless
> network? Both for ppl who have (some) knowledge of Debian, but also for ppl who's first encounter
> with Debian is a LiveCD?
> So far I've come up with (only) 2 things:
> 1. Create a wireless.README (or sth) which explains what to do to enable wireless
> 2. Include build-essential and linux-headers-$(uname -r) packages in the livecd, so that building
> modules (if needed) is as easy as possible.
> What do you think about this and/or what can be done to make wireless support as smooth as possible?
How about just making a list say like wireless-minimal and
wireless-gnome and include all you think is needed for wireless. Then
folks who want that will have a couple of choices.