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Re: Now that I've installed 8.0.0...

On Thu, 14 May 2015, Dave Horsfall wrote:

> Problem solved; because I'd installed from the "live CD" I ended up with 
> a minimal system, and the network interfaces weren't even configured 
> etc.
> Using "CD 1" instead fixed the problem.

Just to recap: the wireless and the trackpad which didn't work on 7 work 
just fine on 8; many thanks to whomever was responsible.

> Now sorting out the non-free stuff...

Didn't need it, it seems; I was trying to fix a problem with a missing 
firmware message ("rtl_nic/rtl8411-2.fw") which I couldn't find; it 
appears to be the card reader, but it seems to work anyway.

Only real problem so far is that the screen brightness is always flat out, 
but that's hardly a show-stopper.

In short, no other problems (so far) on the Acer Aspire E15 with Debian 
8.0.0, just the screen brightness is a niggle; the box is now no longer 
potentially for sale :-)

Ohm and despite "nonfree" being in the APT file I cannot find 
"firmware-linux-nonfree" (nor "linux-firmware-nonfree", just in case).

Dave Horsfall DTM (VK2KFU)   "Those who don't understand security will suffer."
http://www.horsfall.org/spam.html (and check the home page whilst you're there)

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