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Re: Making Debian available

On Sun, 2021-01-17 at 11:31 +0100, Marc Haber wrote:
> On Sat, 16 Jan 2021 10:58:33 +0000, "Andrew M.A. Cater"
> <amacater@einval.com> wrote:
> > Video drivers: we have some basic video modes that work for text mode on 
> > nearly all cards / embedded chipsets. Other than that, almost everything 
> > requires a non-free driver. AMD/Intel/Nvidia are all, in their own ways, 
> > equally bad. Video chipsets change fairly frequently: invariably, newest 
> > laptops are always a pain.  
> I have not needed a single non-free video driver since I ditched the
> nVidia Accident that I bought in 2008 to have dual DVI output.
> The only non-free thing I _need_ is network/wifi firmware and
> microcode. I do not even know whethre my video cards require firmware
> downloads to work.

Any recent GPU from AMD, Intel, or Nvidia wants non-free firmware.  For
AMD hardware the amdgpu driver absolutely requires it; the others might
be semi-functional without.


Ben Hutchings
Computers are not intelligent.	They only think they are.

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