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