[Mageia-dev] Non-free firmwares in installer

Thomas Backlund tmb at iki.fi
Thu Mar 24 10:15:10 CET 2011

Wolfgang Bornath skrev 24.3.2011 10:57:
> 2011/3/24 Ahmad Samir<ahmadsamir3891 at gmail.com>:
>> It can't be "free" and have "non-free" firmware... previously the
>> firmware only were on the Live CD's. I am not sure anything has been
>> changed in that regard (i.e. I didn't see the matter get discussed
>> yet).
> Correct. It's the same dilemma you have in Mandriva. You either need a
> cable attached to use the free edition or you have to use the "ONE
> Edition" and install all the needed software later (ex:
> system-config-printer, which is not on the ONE cds). If you want to
> have a free distribution there's no way around this as long as there
> is the need for non-free firmware to use certain hardware.
> A possible solution for people with such a setup could be a non-free
> "driver cd ISO" which they could include in the installation process.

This is actually a very good idea, and already supported by the 
installer, so it should work nicely...

I think this is the way to do it...


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