Re: Debian cares more about documents than people
At 1158835506 past the epoch, alfredo diega wrote:
> Next: SD drive, works with Ubuntu with their "free
> stuuf." Probably isn't supported by policy either.
Without more specifics I can't be sure, but if it's an sdhci
device, the driver was merged into mainline starting with
2.6.17. I believe dapper carries 2.6.16, and I think one of
their kernel gurus backported the sdhci driver patches to
that kernel so that hardware support would be present for
the release, prior to it being officially in the kernel.
Again I'm not 100% sure here but I think the default kernel
in Etch will be 2.6.17 or greater so the odds are that your
driver should work out-of-the-box by the time we actually
Either way, 2.6.17 is available in etch to apt-get right
 Actually, the sdhci people rewrote the driver a great
deal shortly after 2.6.17 came out because they got
ahold of a spec for the device, finally. They had
previously written everything based on very scant info
and reverse engineering. The out-of-tree patches at the
time of 2.6.17 result in much faster transfers to SDHCI
devices. I don't know if dapper has these, and I don't
know if they made 2.6.18.