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Re: A long rant on Debian 9

On Mon, 7 May 2018, jpff wrote:

> > 
> > > And thank you all who pointed me at the non-free installer files.  I will
> > > try that later today with luck
> > > 
> > > 
> well, modified rapture1
> i booted from the usb stick with the firmware .iso and tried an install. I
> accepted the licence for the firmware and proceeded to configure the wifi.
> It asked for the ESSID offering me the correct one, and I said it was PSK. It
> then asked for the passphrase which I provided, and then into a loop which
> network?
> which essid?
> what passphrase?
> until I got bored. So it still does not configure the wifi
> So for want f a better idea I plugged in the wired network and just did a
> reboot.  Working from the tty on alt-f1 I tried to look at the network -- not
> sure what I did but I eventually noticed the wifi was working with the same ip
> address as the wired.  Pulled the plug on ethernet and carried on trying to
> get a more reasonable software base.  Actually got xorg/xdm/fvwm all "working"
> with missing stuff on the menus, in particular xterm.  So tried to install it,
> and then I rebooted --- no wifi now an no idea how to fix.
> Would ubuntu give me a stable base i wonder.  I do not seem to be getting
> anywhere yet.
> ==John ff

I think you should shop around different distros/installers if you want 
one that does all the configuration for you.

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