[Publicity-commits] r217 - /dpn/en/current/index.wml

tolimar at users.alioth.debian.org tolimar at users.alioth.debian.org
Tue May 18 09:32:40 UTC 2010


Author: tolimar
Date: Tue May 18 09:32:33 2010
New Revision: 217

URL: http://svn.debian.org/wsvn/publicity/?sc=1&rev=217
Log:
installation and non-free firmware files


Modified:
    dpn/en/current/index.wml

Modified: dpn/en/current/index.wml
URL: http://svn.debian.org/wsvn/publicity/dpn/en/current/index.wml?rev=217&op=diff
==============================================================================
--- dpn/en/current/index.wml (original)
+++ dpn/en/current/index.wml Tue May 18 09:32:33 2010
@@ -96,6 +96,25 @@
 to the DELAYED queue so that the maintainer can react if needed.</q>
 </p>
 
+
+<a name="3"></a>
+<h2>Debian installation media and non-free firmware</h2>
+<p>With Debian's Kernel Team moving firmware files (binary data needed for
+some hardware like network interface cards) in seperate packages in
+Debian's non-free section, Kurt Roeckx <a
+href="http://lists.debian.org/20100505162955.GA17250@roeckx.be">wondered</a>,
+if that approach could lead to usage problems especially during
+installation and if these files should be added to the installation media.
+Several people pointed out, that the <a
+href="http://www.debian.org/releases/lenny/i386/ch06s04.html">debian
+installation system already supports loading firmware</a> from a seperate
+installation media, e.g. a usb stick.  That however would still be to
+complicate for many users or use cases (e.g. remote installation). In the
+end Steve Langasek <a
+href="http://lists.debian.org/debian-project/2010/05/msg00081.html">proposed</a>
+to offer normal installation media without non-free firmware files and an
+easy to use tool, which would add the distributable non-free firmware files
+to the installation media image.</p>
 
 
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