Re: r8169 update for Debian 6.0 'squeeze'
On Fri, May 20, 2011 at 03:35:09AM +0100, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> The Debian kernel team regularly backports driver updates to the Linux
> kernel in stable releases to add support for new hardware. In the
> current stable release, the Linux kernel is based on longterm series
> We generally prefer to cherry-pick bug fixes and new hardware support,
> but there are so many interrelated changes to r8169 since 2.6.32 that
> this seems to be impossible. So I've prepared a backport of r8169 from
> Linux 2.6.38, which is available in the git branch:
> git://git.debian.org/kernel/linux-2.6.git r8169-test
I was trying to clone, but it looks like the server is down:
$ git clone git://git.debian.org/kernel/linux-2.6.git
Cloning into linux-2.6...
git.debian.org[0: 220.127.116.11]: errno=Connection refused
fatal: unable to connect a socket (Connection refused)
Anyway, I am currently running wheezy, but since my laptop is using this
driver, I believe it shouldn't hurt to give it a try. Any suggestions on
what sort of tests I could run? Or just reporting "it's working for me"