Re: Driver detection and loading
On Sunday 05 November 2000 14:30, Haug Bürger wrote:
> this document is meant as support to improve the Debian distribution.
> Installation feedback:
> The installation of the base system worked fine with my
> Gigabyte GA5AX board and K6-2 Processor. I selected the task
> gnome workstation and was not very happy with it.
Me too. Everything runs find at my workstation, but I am able to understand
kernel source, and my little sister doesn't.
> Are there any projects to improve the the driver installation?
The Bootfloppy guys are working on something, like that, but I think, that
there opinion is rather just get a system installed, not to ease all drivers
installation. Don't know, how make it better, maybe I should take time to
learn more about the installer at the moment and aid those guys. Anyway, they
make a good job, and have reasons for why the driver installation isn't
supported at the moment such a high degree.
> Who is responsible for the description of the driver?
> Who makes the categories net, misc for example?
> Who is responsible for the whole installation process?
In my opinion we need the following:
a) An graphical installation routine, that sets up the COMPLETE hardware.
After installation, only applications have to be installed. This IS possible
in a save manner. Everyone who knows good reasons against this (except that
it is muchas work), can tell me, I just say, there are none.
b) A tool for reconfiguring, adding hardware. Maybe the same, which is used
at installation time, with a different front-end.
c) A graphical package tool, which supports tasks, in the manner, that I can
switch between a completely configured Aftersted, KDE, Gnome/Sawmill, or
other desktop, but not fvwm2 in its default-configuration. (As an example.)
The installation must set up a complete desktop, not neccesarily kde or the
like, but one, from which one can work.