Re: Firware drivers?
On Mon, Feb 07, 2011 at 01:03:43PM -0800, Arthur Barlow wrote:
> Are you guys kidding??!!! I've been using "testing" for years with
> very little problems. I noticed that "Squeeze" was just officially
> released. I also noticed that suddenly had about 200 upgradeable
> packages. So fine, I do the upgrade. Reboot, and find I can't get on
> the network.
> After some hunting around, I realize the Intel e100 firmware has been
> removed. What!!! Just because it's part of the "non-free"
> packages??!!! My PC is now "bricked!!" I'm going to have to go to
> another computer download the deb package, transfer and reload it.
The change was made almost 2 years ago. Here is an article on it
> Does this have some nonsense to do with the "philosophy" of "free"
> software. If so, it's absurd.
Yes - or more correctly "open" and "free"
The Debian Project has NEVER hidden its philosophy about the importance
of "free" software. http://www.debian.org/intro/free
Add non-free to your repository list, boot with a pre 2.6.29 kernel and
apt-get update; apt-get install firmware-linux
Patrick Ouellette firstname.lastname@example.org
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