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What else to say than «grrrreat»! :D Webcam works on my EeePC with Ubuntu, however, much worse
than in Xandros. Sound input doesn't work at all though. But I guess all those fixes made in
Xandros will some day find it's way into Ubuntu's kernels :-)
Posted Jul 21, 2008 18:09 UTC (Mon) by jebba (✭ supporter ✭, #4439)
FWIW eee 701 and 900 use UVC. IIRC it hit 2.6.26. Not sure about 901 and 1000 models.
Posted Jul 22, 2008 11:04 UTC (Tue) by sylware (guest, #35259)
Linux is protected by the GNU GPL, then all the fixes made on the kernel by xandros must be
Therefore those fixes will be in debian ubuntu kernels...
Posted Jul 26, 2008 11:19 UTC (Sat) by ixs (subscriber, #47170)
The fact that the kernel is licensed under the GPL does mean that a complying party has to
publish it's code changes.
This does not mean they have to submit them to upstream even though this is often done out of
Furthermore, _nothing_ in the GPL stipulates that Debian or Ubuntu or anyone else takes some
patches from Xandros and adds them to their distribution.
Furthermore, I'd argue that Distributions like Debian and Fedora, who track upstream quite
closely, will not be applying third-party patches from Xandros.
The way of getting changes into these distributions is to submit code to upstream and work on
it until it has been merged into mainline, then the changes will trickle down to the
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