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Re: Making Debian available

On Thu, 21 Jan 2021 00:28:42 +0100, Ben Hutchings
<ben@decadent.org.uk> wrote:
>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.

Ah, yes, right. That one came in invisibly because I had to enable
non-free anyway for the Network.

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