Re: Some ideas regarding hardware detection and the installation system
Op 21-04-2007 om 12:56 schreef Petter Reinholdtsen:
> During installation, and afterwards, there are a few things that could
> be improved regarding hardware detection. Here are some ideas I have
> on the topic.
This comment is only on one idea.
> Third, some hardware is supported by kernel modules which are for
> various reasons only distributed as source packages. When such
> hardware is detected, the source package should be automatically
> installed and the kernel module built and installed. For this to keep
> working when the kernel is upgraded, some system to rebuild the source
> when required need to be in place.
> In short:
> Suggested Debian package should be installed automatically during
> installation, and trigger some user/admin dialog asking if the
> driver should be installed after installation.
> I suspect the discover v2 package might be a good base to implement
> this, as it already support mapping from various hardware types to
> kernel module, X driver and Debian package. The missing parts are
> - Mapping from kernel module to Debian package.
> - User space dialog asking if a debian package should be installed.
> - System to handle kernel source module packages (aka
> module-assistant prepare/build/install).
> What are your view on this? I plan to give a talk during DebConf
> about these ideas, and wanted to run them past you all to get
That automatic build of driver source into kernel module,
how automatic will that be?
What will the effect on the boot time?