On Sunday 18 September 2016 11:13:03 Brian wrote:
> > Lisi Reisz composed on 2016-09-17 11:56 (UTC+0100):
> > >Alan McConnell wrote:
> > >>Alas for the days of wheezy, when everything _worked_!!
> > >
> > >Wheezy is LTS (though admittedly more successfully for servers), so if
> > >everything Just Worked, and you liked it, why did you change?  There are
> > >indeed valid reasons, but what is yours?
> >
> > I sense Alan expects everyone here has read and remembers every post he
> > has written. He told us his, though indirectly:
> >
> > https://lists.debian.org/debian-user/2016/09/msg00296.html
> >
> > Synopsis:
> > Wheezy was on old puter, with mature hardware supported by FOSS.
> > Jessie is on new (unspecified model) Dell (with Win10), with unknown
> > hardware with unknown FOSS support.
> Contrasting the behaviour of machine A with machine B (worked on my old
> machine, works fine with Windows etc) and indulging in nostalgia is only
> of passing interest when the objective is to get an aspect of machine A
> to function. If is like telling a doctor you ran a marathon every week
> twenty years ago when the present issue is having two broken legs.

Yes.  Someone had referred to upgrading and I mistakenly followed it.  My 
memory isn't up to yours or his.  Mea culpa.  I have elsewhere asked whether 
the chip was a Skylake.  That can cause problems with Jessie (sound was one 
of them).  Been there.  Done that.  Got the very bloody tee-shirt.  I did, 
elsewhere in the thread, ask why he didn't use something other than Jessie, 
which might suit better.  I was actually thinking of Stretch or Mint.  (I 
woudl use Stretch. ;-)  )  But any more modern distro might get on better 
with what may be very modern (certainly fairly recent) hardware.

(Why didn't I use Stretch, instead of Skylake with Jessie?  It wasn't my  
computer, and would have involved using either another DE or not-yet-ready 


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