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Re: [opensuse-project] Unable to Install cause of too old drivers, due to long release cycles
  • From: Lars Steen <l.steen@xxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 22 Aug 2009 19:51:35 +0200
  • Message-id: <4A903027.308@xxxxxx>

Per Jessen schrieb:
Lars Steen wrote:

To describe the new boards:
Intel DQ43AP with a Q43 Express Chipset.
...and there's no mention of that chipset.
Exact, that's why I started this thread.

Like Mark suggested, I think you need to try the latest 11.2 Milestone.
I think those graphics chipsets may be too new for openSUSE 11.1.
Correct, a new release will fix the problem.
What I tried to say in my post's are:
such an "issue" might happen in the future more often, because
The release cycles of hardware are getting shorter, but the releases of distro's are not.
Every distro has such problem.
In the case of openSuSE the release cycles had become one of the longest, while such a problem might grow in the userfield.

I wanted to start a discussion how the community, which openSuSE is just a part of, can keep up with the hardware industry.
My idea was that not the whole distro has shorter releases, but only the "Kernel and Driver's for booting".
So the features and scope of a release is the same in a SUBrelease, but the supported newer hardware is growing.

What do you think?
I'm intrested
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