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Re: Why I left Debian

Bruno wrote:
On Saturday 28 October 2006 20:50, Pollywog wrote:
On Saturday 28 October 2006 14:42, Bruno wrote:
Thanks I'll certainly re-try later Debian and etch.
Especially because I already put stikers 'Debian' on my laptop and would
not like to remove them ;-)

Did Debian detect all the hardware on your laptop?  The reason I removed
Debian from my laptop (I run Debian on two desktops) is that it would not
detect the modem (a "winmodem") or the wifi interface.  I then tried
Xandros and it did not detect them either, but Linspire detected all
hardware.  I now have Linspire and Freespire installed on the laptop.

I did not try Ubuntu or Kubuntu but those might be good choices.


I 'll say that Debian detect correctly the hardware on my laptob (Dell Aspire 9100). Except, it seems, video card ATI Radeon x600 for which I had to install different stuffs fglrx and ati as it was not able to do 3D.

But I'm not sure about that because I have the feeling that 3D support is in fact not included in the standard etch reposititories (but I might be wrong on this last asumption...)


No, you are right, but as far as I know, it is NOT included by default in any Linux. Nos Suse, not FC, not Ubuntu, not Debian, not any I have tried.

Damon L. Chesser

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