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[debian-users:56580] Question: install Wheezy to some laptops (radeon video) _without any effort_
I want you to ask help for Wheezy installation for some laptops, like
my Thinkpad x121e (note: it's not for me but for other future users).
It has radeon video and it causes problem, and it can be fixed as note
in Debian Wiki(*)
> The radeondrmfb module may crash the display if firmware-linux-nonfree
> is not installed. You can try booting single-user (a.k.a. rescue) mode
> to install it. If that does not work add "radeon.modeset=0" to the kernel
Yes, we can avoid this situation by adding kernel parameter, but it's
bit difficult for average users, and when they'll try it, they cannot
find this information with any search engines, probably.
# adding such warning to release note would be help, but most of them
_still_ wouldn't read (sign.) it and would complain as Wheezy is not
usable... I can imagine it easily ;)
My question is "How to avoid such terrible accident by default?"
- add warning to release note is good thing
- but it is not complete solution
- most of users want to use Wheezy Out-of-Box, so it'd be better to
seek such solution
(Please add me to CC. I don't subscribe this list)
Hideki Yamane henrich @ debian.or.jp/org