I had to install Debian Wheezy on a brand new Sony Vaio Z laptop with the new Ivy Bridge architecture (SVZ1311C5E). I’ll talk about this here, because it’s always nice to know that new hardware works quite fine (or not) under Debian.
A year ago, I bought a Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K750. I’m particularly picky on keyboards, but this one is good. It has an incredible useful feature: while being wireless, it has no need for disposable or rechargeable batteries, it uses solar power!
My problem is that there’s obviously no way to know the battery status from Linux, the provided application only working on Windows.
Ben Armstrong opened an ITP for the ATL1E NIC driver, which is found on some Asus EeePC laptops. So, as suggested by Maximilian Attems, I provided a clean patch for this driver, made from a cherry-pick from the linux-netdev 2.6.27 tree. It has been committed into the 2.6.26-1 Debian kernel, which will be furnished with Lenny.