Linked by Dedoimedo on Thu 17th Mar 2011 23:17 UTC
Debian and its clones Writing about Debian is not a simple thing. You know it's the giant that has spawned pretty much every other distro out there. It's almost like a Roman Empire, almost a taboo. Furthermore, it's not a desktop distro per se. It's more sort of a template you use to build your platform. It's also a SOHO server distro, therefore it more fits into the business category, comparable to CentOS and similar.
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RE[2]: Comment by muszek
by canadianlinuxnerd on Fri 18th Mar 2011 03:59 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by muszek"
canadianlinuxnerd
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I believe your issue may stem from Debian's choice to include a fully open source kernel, the Linux project devs have chosen to interpret the GPL as allowing proprietary firmware to be included in the vanilla kernel. Debian has chosen to distribute a default kernel with the proprietary firmware removed, as I recall this had to do with compliance with the Debian Free Software guidelines. If this were the issue it would explain things working in Slackware which as I understand it distributes a pretty much stock Linux project kernel, including the proprietary firmware.

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