[Debian-uk] Ex-Debian AlphaServers looking for a new home

Ben Hutchings ben at decadent.org.uk
Mon Apr 2 16:11:40 BST 2012

On Mon, 2012-04-02 at 10:45 +0100, Tim Cutts wrote:
> The gigabit ethernet card is an Alteon, and we haven't been using it
> with Linux since licence issues caused that driver to be dropped from
> the Debian kernel a couple of years back.  If you build a kernel.org
> kernel, you can get it to work though.

The Alteon (acenic) driver was reenabled some time back, using external
firmware.  The firmware still isn't packaged due to the weird licence,
though there is some hope of fixing that (#643952).  But you can still
install that unpackaged.


Ben Hutchings
Reality is just a crutch for people who can't handle science fiction.
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