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Bug#598653: installation-reports: debian squeeze hang at boot time when starting Xwindow: missing firmware for ati radeon card

Quoting Julien Cristau (jcristau@debian.org):
> reassign 598653 debian-installer
> kthxbye
> On Thu, Sep 30, 2010 at 22:03:27 +0200, Christian PERRIER wrote:
> > Reassigning to the right package...Thanks for your report!
> > 
> NAK, installing firmware would be something for the installer to do, not
> for xorg.  X driver packages already suggest the appropriate firmware
> packages, they can't really do anything more than that afaik.

So, I suppose this requires an entirely new udeb, meant to install
firmware for hardware such as video cards, etc. and run it at the end
of the install process. The current packages such as hwdetect are
meant to run at the beginning of the process, when it's needed to
detect wireless cards or disk drives. ....and when nobody really cares
about video cards.

Just a wild guess: I know nearly nothing about all this crap..:-)

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