On Wednesday 24 December 2008, Moritz Muehlenhoff wrote: > > Is it possible that someone from the debian-installer teams add this > > "modprobe hilkbd" somewhere to the bootup process? This modprobe > > should also be carried over to the installed system afterwards. > > > > I'm willing to test any temporary images (preferably netboot images) > > as soon as possible. > > [Forwarding to email@example.com] Why not (also) reassign the BR to debian-installer? > Can that be considered for rc2? Theoretically that would still be possible, but it is extremely late in the day for such a change, especially without any detailed info about how *exactly* this should be implemented. Questions that come to mind are: - why doesn't the kernel/udev autoload this module? - is there any way to recognize whether the module should be loaded or not (most hppa installs are headless)? - if it's decided to load the module unconditionally for the installer, it may still be possible to only do so when needed for the installed system; can this be recognized somehow? - is loading the module for the installed system needed for the initrd too (would be my guess), or just for the final system? We have repeatedly indicated in the debian-hppa list that the D-I team needs porter support and this is *exactly* the kind of issue for which knowledgable porter support is needed. I even had a long discussion with Helge himself about that. As this issue has been known for ages my first reaction is that it is too late for RC2 and for Lenny. However, *if* porters work with the D-I team to get the questions above answered the change could be implemented early for squeeze and, after testing, it could then be considered for backporting for a stable update release. Cheers, FJP
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