Fwd: Re: building a desktop that will be supported by Lenny
On 19/01/11 23:16, Camaleón wrote:
On Wed, 19 Jan 2011 14:09:30 +0000, Steve Kleene wrote:
I'm about to get a new desktop and want to run Lenny on it. I'm
replacing a seven-year-old PC, now running Lenny, that has been crashing
off and on for a couple of years.
When I built my first Debian machine, I had to use testing (Etch at the
time) because stable (Sarge) didn't yet support my NIC. Is there
anything in new hardware that I should particularly avoid because it
might not be suppprted by Lenny? I'll be keeping the old peripherals,
so this only concerns the components inside the case.
I have many computers running lenny with no problems at all. All devices
are properly detected and configured.
Note that Squeeze is frozen: it is near to get stable.
What I mean is that you may want to wait for Squeeze.
As per the NIC cards in use, I can tell you the chipsets:
00:19.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82566DM-2 Gigabit Network Connection (rev 02)
04:00.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82573L Gigabit Ethernet Controller
06:01.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82541GI Gigabit EthernetController (rev 05)
05:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8169 Gigabit Ethernet (rev 10)
02:0b.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8001 Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 13)
I uploaded this info to the HCL so other users can benefit from it: