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Re: Kernel Modules in Fedora -x



Rahul Sundaram wrote:


But I don't necessarily want to limit my machine to fedora-owned drivers. If that is a restriction, then it should be stated clearly where a new user would see it before installing.

Fedora cannot in anyway help with third party proprietary kernel drivers. That has been said several times quite prominently.

"Not helping" is unrelated to actively breaking in mid-version updates. If you plan the latter, just say so up front - and in a way that points out this difference from RHEL. And anyone who wants current apps on a box that keeps working will just have to learn a different administration style.

It's probably not coincidental that fedora works nicely on your hardware. It hasn't been that way for me much of the time and the user mail list makes it look like others have many of the same issues.

Fedora works quite nicely on my system because I specifically got a box which doesn't require anything proprietary to work. Well except the wireless firmware.

I didn't think there was anything unusual or proprietary about my firewire drives or the IBM 225's either - but they both went through many months of not working with various fedora kernels.

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  Les Mikesell
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