Re: Making Debian available
On Thu, 21 Jan 2021 00:28:42 +0100, Ben Hutchings
>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"
>> <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.
Ah, yes, right. That one came in invisibly because I had to enable
non-free anyway for the Network.
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