brainstorming for UDS-N - Hardware Compatibility

Jorge O. Castro jorge at
Wed Sep 29 14:33:55 BST 2010

On Tue, Sep 28, 2010 at 9:18 PM, Scott Kitterman <ubuntu at> wrote:
> Since the installation experience is now significantly enhanced
> if done with an active internet connection, I would like to see us push to the
> user the choice to have wifi during a live or installation session if
> restricted drivers are needed for it.

Along the same lines it would be nice if the installer would try to
get the backported drivers during installation if it finds that the
shipped driver doesn't work. I had a machine during the Karmic cycle
that needed a backported driver to get wireless, the only way I knew
it was a trivial fix was that I knew about the package.

Come to think of it, are there situations where the user wouldn't
benefit from just having the backported driver in there by default?
(Like in point releases and whatnot)

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