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Mon, 13 Jun 2011

Easy way to void() your Debian support

Craig Small gives a very bad advice on his recent post Debian Linux on HP DV6-6023TX. As soon as one loads such a binary graphics driver your Linux kernel is marked as tainted. Due to be running a proprietary module your box may behave strangely and is certainly not debuggable. Be aware that in such a case you are no longer running a free and open OS.

What he actually wants is a very recent 3.0 linux image from experimental and to google for vga switcheroo, which leads to the following commit with explanations for /sys/kernel/debug/vgaswitcheroo/switch: vga_switcheroo: initial implementation (v15).

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