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Re: Lost Trust

On Mon, May 31, 2004 at 10:31:10AM -0400, Ben Collins wrote:
> > I'm a recent convert to debian at home and I was considering switching
> > to it for development at work.  I've been tracking sarge weeklies with
> > jigdo and lost my network device when the tg3 network driver was
> > removed without warning.
> If someone removed the tg3 driver, it was stupid move. THe driver
> contained an uneeded firmware. tg3 works fine with that removed, so tha
> best thing would have been to patch tg3.c to remove that firmware.

I believe that everybody involved was aware of this, but had neither
understanding of the driver nor hardware with which to test, and
concluded that a legal kernel was better. I expect a working patch
would be gratefully received.

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