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Re: No Wifi Option




On Sat 04 May 2019 at 21:32:19 +0200, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:

> Hi Terrill,
> 
> Quoting Terrill Wallace (2019-05-04 20:44:24)
> > I am trying to install Debian 9 on my desktop but within the install I 
> > am not given a Wifi Option. Can you please help me with this issue?
> 
> Most likely the wifi device built into your computer requires non-free 
> firmware, which is not included with Debian.

Quite possibly.
 
> Best option (from a Free Software standpoint) is to buy a wifi dongle 
> which works with Free Software.  See e.g. https://wiki.debian.org/WiFi

Indeed.
 
> Alternatively (if you don't mind the legal implications that comes with 
> including non-free formware to your installation) look for the 
> unofficial debian-installer image which includes non-free firmware.

Are there legal implications with a user installing non-free software
as long as they follow the conditions?

Debian, of course, decided it cannot distribute such software. That is
why we have the pragmatic nonsense of having official and unofficial
installers.

-- 
Brian.