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

Tim Cutts tjrc at sanger.ac.uk
Mon Apr 2 16:15:01 BST 2012

On 2 Apr 2012, at 16:11, Ben Hutchings wrote:

> 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.

Thanks for correcting me.  Given what the machines were doing, there wasn't much need to go back to gigabit, so I never looked.  :-)


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