debian-firmware disks

Jude DaShiell jdashiel at
Sun Sep 27 14:21:22 UTC 2015

This is a cd image not a dvd image.  I'll send the image name in next 
message.On Sun, 27 Sep 2015, Tony Baechler wrote:

> Date: Sun, 27 Sep 2015 07:36:33
> From: Tony Baechler <tony at>
> Reply-To: Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at>
> To: Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at>
> Subject: Re: debian-firmware disks
> If I understand correctly, you're saying that the regular DVD does beep, but 
> the DVD with non-free firmware doesn't.  Exactly which DVD image did you 
> download?
> I'm asking because if one image is beeping and the other isn't, you've found 
> a bug and it should be reported.  My understanding is that all CD and DVD 
> images from stable should beep, regardless of whether they include non-free 
> firmware.  If you downloaded from testing, there is no beep and that is 
> expected.  DDs who do multiple installs with testing didn't want to be 
> bothered by hearing a beep potentially dozens of times, so it is disabled for 
> testing and unstable.
> On 9/27/2015 4:05 AM, Jude DaShiell wrote:
>> It's possible to use these for accessible installs however the boot
>> procedure is a little different.  The firmware disks do not beep at the 
>> grub
>> prompt.  However if you hit s just as you hear the dvd start spinning up 
>> and
>> then hit enter, you will have speech over the sound card shortly. The first
>> time the disk just spun up so I powered down and decided to try what I just
>> wrote and it does work.  I was able to configure the wifi network with the
>> disk I downloaded so will be doing a reinstall of the laptop later today.
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