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Re: Manually add firmware (or other) packages for installation?


Holger Wansing <hwansing@mailbox.org> wrote (Sun, 27 Dec 2020 14:20:33 +0100):
> I have attached a patch for hw-detect, the dialog would run within the
> 'finish-install' step. I have tested it, it works fine.
> (Maybe the wording of the template could be over-worked, and reviewed by
> l10n-english as well.)
> Comments?

There have been no complains, so I'm asking debian-l10n-english for a string
review of the attached strings now (in CC), and will push the result then soon.

(Please note, that I have NOT marked the new strings to be translatable that 
late in the bullseye cycle, so they will remain in English at least for
Bullseye r0).

I have overworked the strings a bit to be less technical, and better under-
standable for users.


Holger Wansing <hwansing@mailbox.org>
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diff --git a/debian/hw-detect.templates b/debian/hw-detect.templates
index c413e88e..fece0893 100644
--- a/debian/hw-detect.templates
+++ b/debian/hw-detect.templates
@@ -96,6 +96,29 @@ Type: text
 # :sl1:
 _Description: Checking for firmware...
+Template: hw-detect/firmware_packages_to_install
+Type: string
+# :sl2:
+Description: Additional/firmware packages to be installed:
+ Modern devices (like graphics cards or network devices) tend to need firmware
+ blobs to be loaded onto the device, to be (fully) functional. Probably such
+ firmware has already been installed during this installation, but there is
+ a chance (especially for graphics cards) that this did not happen yet.
+ .
+ If you know you have such hardware in your system, you can enter the needed
+ firmware packages here for installation.
+ .
+ For AMD/ATI cards you might want to install "firmware-amd-graphics", for
+ Intel or Nvidia "firmware-misc-nonfree". Be aware that you will need to have
+ "non-free" package sources activated for this!
+ .
+ Please note, that you can also use this dialog for installation of any other
+ additional packages you want to have installed, not just firmware. Package
+ names need to be space-separated.
+ .
+ If you don't know what to enter, just leave it blank to not install any
+ additional packages.
 # Temporary template to force old behavior of loading IDE modules by default
 Template: hw-detect/load-ide
 Type: boolean

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