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Re: Thinking about a "jessie and a half" release

Would it be possible/reasonable (at least for stretch) to have the installer detect this and ask "your hardware appears to be too new for this release, would you like to enable -backports?"

On 04/07/16 23:38, Ben Hutchings wrote:
As I understand it, xserver-xorg-video-modesetting should be used
instead of xserver-xorg-video-intel, for chips supported by the i915
kernel driver.  So the latter should be changed to limit the device IDs
it claims, then both of them should be backported.

This appears to be causing at least one actual problem: https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=828087

(The other backports-kernel bugs known to me are https://lists.debian.org/debian-backports/2016/06/threads.html#00133 (appears to be fixed in 4.6) and https://lists.debian.org/debian-backports/2016/06/threads.html#00139 (no details yet)).

Russell Stuart wrote:
Currently 4.6.0 doesn't work with skylake for me when I plug in a
3440x1440 monitor on a Dell XPS 9550, both with and without xserver-
xorg-video-intel installed.  It never has worked reliably on any kernel
version.  Currently, the monitor works maybe 20% of the time - so if
you persist for 5 boots you've got a reasonable chance of getting
lucky. The only noticeable change from 4.5 to 4.6 is in the kernel
backtraces produced - they have got fewer, and they are only warnings

Have you reported this bug (with the full warnings)?  If not, please do so.

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