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Re: I'm face Few problem , need suggestion

Thanasis Kinias <tkinias@asu.edu> writes:

> scripsit Bijan Soleymani:
>> I'm kind of in the pro-knoppix camp. I think that debian could
>> incorporate certain features from knoppix. The experts could always
>> disable the hardware detection, etc. But it would be very useful for
>> beginners.
> I was under the impression that Knoppix, as ia32-only, was just in a
> different category than Debian, with (including stuff under development)
> four kernels and thirteen architectures.  I don't think anyone objects
> to having spiffy hardware autodetection, it's just that making it work
> for Debian is a bit different from making it work for Knoppix.

I've said it before and I'll say it again. People running Debian on
Sparcs (I'm doing this myself) and s390s (haven't gone there yet :)
know what they're doing and don't need autodetection. There's not that
much hardware for those systems. On the other hand ia32 has insane
amount of hardware and tons of inexperienced (Windows) users are
running on that hardware. Therefore the needs are completely

Wine (the windows emulator) is included in Debian even though it's
only useful on ia32. I'm sure that there are Sparc specific packages
(I think I even used one to mess with the sound card on a Sparc
system). Having autodetection on ia32 doesn't hurt sparc users (it
doesn't help them either, but that's not a problem).

Bijan Soleymani <bijan@psq.com>

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