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Re: backports kernel: support for t430s laptop in backports?

On 12/14/12 19:20, Russ Allbery wrote:
> Harald Dunkel <harald.dunkel@aixigo.de> writes:
>> The really sad part is that Nvidias proprietary driver is very easy to
>> install on Squeeze, even if you use the most recent hardware. Meaning no
>> offense, but how comes that the open Intel driver is an issue here?
> Because NVIDIA hires full-time employees to spend lots of time testing the
> driver on a variety of different configurations and writing a complex
> installer.  I suspect they spend more resources on that than they spend on
> fixing bugs in the driver.  :)

I was talking about the Nvidia packages in debian-backports/non-free, not
about Nvidia's installer. Surely the Debian folks integrating the "evil"
Nvidia drivers do a tough job and own a lot of respect.

The x-strike force does a tough job and owns the same amount of respect,
but fact is there is no up-to-date xorg driver for Intel in debian-backports.


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