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bookworm+½ needed (Arc GPUs, ...)

If you've watched our Dear Leader's talk, a prominent problem listed
was problems with new graphics cards.

While he didn't elaborate, I assume it was about Intel Arc -- ie, new DG2
discrete GPUs.  And the problem is, proper support didn't hit the kernel
until after 6.1.  You can kinda-sorta run on 6.1 by whitelisting it by PCIe
ID on the kernel cmdline, and it even works (6.0 couldn't cope with my
setup, 6.1 was ok), but such an intentional block doesn't suggest it's
something wise for a normal user to do.

I'm not sure if firmware shipped with Bookworm is good enough, either
(having grabbed a copy of the files much earlier, would need to test).

Of course, this wasn't Debian's fault.  The group at Intel responsible
for upstreaming kernel/etc bits was too slow, not providing drivers until
after the hardware has already been shipping to regular non-NDAed customers.

But then, hardware makers do this all the time.  Intel Arc just gives a
more prominent reason to have an installer with backported kernel+stuff.

Before we go and bother the relevant folks (or maybe even do part of the
work ourselves...), could someone name other pieces of hardware that would
be wanted for Bookworm+½?

⣾⠁⢠⠒⠀⣿⡁ in the beginning was the boot and root floppies and they were good.
⢿⡄⠘⠷⠚⠋⠀                                       -- <willmore> on #linux-sunxi

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