Choose devices according to linux-libre code

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  • Ludovic Courtès
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znavko wrote on 28 Oct 2018 19:45
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Hello, Guix Help!
As I've got here https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/help-guix/2018-10/msg00083.html https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/help-guix/2018-10/msg00083.html some devices cannot work without linux-firmware, requiring non-free software drivers. It is so bad.
I believe the issue can be solved by choosing devices that have proper support by linux-libre code. So how to do this? Is there any info how to choose devices working nice on linux-libre?
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swedebugia wrote on 30 Oct 2018 10:56
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Hi

On 2018-10-28 19:45, znavko@tutanota.com wrote:
Toggle quote (8 lines)> As I've got here > https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/help-guix/2018-10/msg00083.html> some devices cannot work without linux-firmware, requiring non-free > software drivers. It is so bad.>> I believe the issue can be solved by choosing devices that have proper > support by linux-libre code. So how to do this? Is there any info how > to choose devices working nice on linux-libre?
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Ludovic Courtès wrote on 22 Nov 2018 10:28
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Hello,
<znavko@tutanota.com> skribis:
Toggle quote (9 lines)> As I've got here> https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/help-guix/2018-10/msg00083.html> some devices cannot work without linux-firmware, requiring non-free> software drivers. It is so bad.>> I believe the issue can be solved by choosing devices that have proper> support by linux-libre code. So how to do this? Is there any info how> to choose devices working nice on linux-libre?
The manual gives a couple of hints:
https://www.gnu.org/software/guix/manual/en/html_node/Hardware-Considerations.html
The problem is of course not specific to GuixSD, that’s why the manualrefers to H-Node, but there are probably other similar resources outthere.
HTH,Ludo’.
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Chris Marusich wrote on 30 Nov 2018 03:12
Close 33190 because it is not a bug
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I am closing this bug report because it is not a bug in Guix or GuixSD;it is a problem caused because the reporter's hardware requires non-freesoftware to function. Guix and GuixSD do not support non-free hardware.If I have misinterpreted your bug report, please feel free to re-openthe bug report and explain the problem in more detail.
As for your question on how to deal with the situation, I see that youemailed help-guix@, so any further discussion about that topic canhappen there. Generally speaking, I'm sure people will be happy to helpyou choose hardware that does not require non-free software, or to workaround hardware that does.
Thank you,
-- Chris
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