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Re: Bug#648286: ITP: r8168 -- Realtek r8168 device driver for Linux (DKMS version)

Dear Dimitry,
Dmitry Smirnov schrieb am 10.11.2011 12:50:
> Sorry, I don't understand...
> This is merely an alternative driver from hardware vendor.
> Sometimes you might need alternatives if your hardware doesn't work well,
>   or if you just suspect it do not work well but you need something to
> compare with.
> "Fixing stuff" is always good if you can do it.

well, then what is different and why can't that be upstreamed? And is there a
known case, where the driver provided by Debian doesn't work (if so, is there a
bug filed)?

Don't get me wrong: I love alternatives, but I don't see their value when it
comes to device drivers.

Kind regards,
Kai Wasserbäch


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