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Re: Debian Etch Install



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Boyd Stephen Smith Jr. wrote:
> In <[🔎] 4B30E4EE.7010503@physik.blm.tu-muenchen.de>, Johannes Wiedersich wrote:
>> They are not supported by the "Debian installer kernel".
>> They have to be installed *seperately*.
> 
> This is neither true, nor desired.  Any module meeting the kernel ABI is 
> supported by the kernel.  Debian currently also distributes non-free firmware, 
> which could be considered part of the driver, that can be loaded by the 
> "Debian installer kernel" even if they are not part of the Debian OS and do 
> not receive the same level of support.
> 
> The proprietary video drivers for NVidia cards are supported by the Debian 
> kernel and distributed by Debian, but they are not part of the Debian OS nor 
> do they receive the same level of (human) support.

Thanks for pointing that out. I meant to write "included" instead of
"supported" with respect to the kernel of the Debian installer. Sorry
for causing any confusion.

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Johannes

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