> Brian wrote:
> > On Mon 30 Jul 2012 at 19:43:25 +0100, Gary wrote:
> > > Sven Joachim wrote:
> > > >*No, squeeze-backports has binary packages (linux-image-3.2*) that you
> > > >*can just install.
> > >
> > >
> > > That didn't go well
> > It might not be a bad idea to detail what didn't go well. How you went
> > about getting the kernel and firmware-ralink packages, commands used,
> > which kernel etc.
> > > I installed the packages, and then the one that that process
> > > complained was missing/out of date (our old friend the realtek
> > > package). Restarted. After selecting one of the 3.2 kernel options,
> > > the computer effectively froze, with lines all over the screen. So
> > > badly I had to pull the plug
> > Any progress here?
> As mentioned, I installed the binary packages. Essentially I added
> http://backports.debian.org/debian-backports to the software
> sources, setting Dist to squeeze-backports and Components to main &
> non-free. Then I performed
> * apt-get -t squeeze-backports install linux-image-3.2
> * apt-get -t squeeze-backports install firmware-realtek
> They seemed to go okay but the system doesn't start with the new
> kernels - on startup it gets part way through before covering the
> screen with horizontal lines and seems to hang.
> The kernel is 3.2.0-0.bpo.2-rt-amd64.
Don't know if it matters but "rt" above is the realtime kernel. You
might want to try with one of the other 3.2 kernels on backports to see
if it helps.
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