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A constantly usable testing distribution for Debian

A constantly usable testing distribution for Debian

Posted Sep 22, 2010 22:22 UTC (Wed) by foom (subscriber, #14868)
In reply to: A constantly usable testing distribution for Debian by Cyberax
Parent article: A constantly usable testing distribution for Debian

> New hardware is not supported

Actually that's not true. The stable kernel updates *do* include new hardware support, where it's possible to backport in a reasonable way. For example, the onboard ethernet card in my desktop (running lenny) wasn't supported in the original kernel, but is now.

For etch (the one before lenny), they even released a new upstream kernel partway through the stable cycle which could be optionally installed.


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A constantly usable testing distribution for Debian

Posted Sep 23, 2010 8:03 UTC (Thu) by micka (subscriber, #38720) [Link]

Two month ago, I tried to install Squeeze on a new laptop. Neither the ethernet nor the wifi were supported, and that can make a netinstall very hard to do.
Both were supported in 2.6.33 but were not yet added to 2.6.32.

Anyway, I always update to unstable right after the end of testing install (read minutes after). Testing is outdated as soon as it freezes (sometimes even before).

A constantly usable testing distribution for Debian

Posted Sep 23, 2010 15:00 UTC (Thu) by foom (subscriber, #14868) [Link]

> Two month ago, I tried to install Squeeze on a new laptop. Neither the ethernet nor the wifi were supported, and that can make a netinstall very hard to do.
> Both were supported in 2.6.33 but were not yet added to 2.6.32.

If you submit a bugreport, it might get added.


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