Bug#612349: Patch that mentions release notes
Attached is a patch that mentions installing firmware.
I've not verified that apt-file is usable or installable
at this point in the upgrade process, but I'm not sure what
else to recommend. I am also presuming that free firmware
is installed automatically, which now that I think of it
is probably not the case.
It would be really nice if the kernel upgrade process
informed the user as to exactly what package should be
installed. Perhaps this bug should be shifted to them?
Free Software: "You don't pay back, you pay forward."
-- Robert A. Heinlein
diff -ruN release-notes/en/upgrading.dbk release-notes-new/en/upgrading.dbk
--- release-notes/en/upgrading.dbk 2011-02-06 23:52:05.000000000 -0600
+++ release-notes-new/en/upgrading.dbk 2011-02-09 19:40:22.000000000 -0600
@@ -1248,6 +1248,15 @@
opportunity to get the benefits provided by the new kernel version.
+Some hardware may require non-free firmware. Adding
+<literal>non-free</literal> to the lines in
+<filename>/etc/apt/sources.list</filename> and running
+<literal>apt-get update</literal> enables the non-free section. The
+<literal>apt-file</literal> program can then be used to search for
+package(s) containing the driver(s) recommended during installation of
+the new kernel.
For the more adventurous there is an easy way to compile your own custom
kernel on &debian;. Install the <systemitem
role="package">kernel-package</systemitem> tool and read the documentation in