Re: Knoppix and debian
On Tue, 03 May 2011 16:42:07 +0100, Lisi wrote:
> On Tuesday 03 May 2011 15:58:31 Camaleón wrote:
>> On Tue, 03 May 2011 15:45:36 +0100, Lisi wrote:
>> > On Tuesday 03 May 2011 15:07:03 Alex Mestiashvili wrote:
>> >> On 05/03/2011 03:29 PM, Hans-J. Ullrich wrote:
>> >> > just a simple question: I discovered the hardware recognition on
>> >> > the KNOPPIX- DVD is very good.
>> >> >
>> >> > Is this a personal development by Klaus Knopper? Is it also used
>> >> > by debian? And if not, why not?
>> >> I think that the difference is only that knoppix , grml and other
>> >> live cds use more recent software from unstable .
>> > No, I disagree. As Hans-J says, I have always found that Knoppix is
>> > exceptionally good at hardware recognition.
>> Well, featuring a good hardware recognition is closely related to use
>> the most recent versions of the kernel and firmwares so Alex statement
>> makes a lot of sense ;-)
> And the reason that I have found Ubuntu less good on hardware
> recognition is...? It prides itself on being up to date.
I guess that Ubuntu applies many patches on their own packages and also,
LTS releases should have not-so-up-to-date kernel version.
What I mean is that, regardless of the distribution, having an updated
kernel solves many issues, mostly related to hardware detection/problems.