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Re: Are All Drives Installed .

On 2020-06-25 04:41, Greg Wooledge wrote:
On Thu, Jun 25, 2020 at 02:36:02PM -0700, Arun Mathai wrote:

The first thing you need to know is the difference between driver
and firmware.

Good point.  I installed the following Wi-Fi firmware package:


When it comes to firmware, you can usually run "dmesg | grep -i firmware"
to see what firmware files the kernel wants to load, and which ones it
failed to load, and which ones it succeeded in loading.

2020-06-25 13:03:38 root@tinkywinky ~
# dmesg | grep -i firmware
[    0.163136] ACPI: [Firmware Bug]: BIOS _OSI(Linux) query ignored
[ 9.856867] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: firmware: direct-loading firmware iwlwifi-6000g2a-6.ucode [ 9.857132] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: loaded firmware version op_mode iwldvm

When you say "(mate)", this tells me you most likely used one of the
semi-official Debian Live installer images.  Not the standard netinst
image, and definitely not the unofficial netinst-plus-nonfree-firmware

I prefer Debian 9 and the "amd64-xfce-CD-1" images:



Or it could be one of
those "Optimus" horror shows, with both an Intel chipset and an nvidia
chipset, in which case you are screwed.

I did try to install Debian on this same Latitude E6520 several years ago, and Optimus was a problem. But, it does work today (with Optimums disabled in CMOS Setup).


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