Way of asking for help, you dolt.
So why not just use Windows if you are on the clock. Why even waste time booting another OS.
And yes it IS/WAS the Stupid Debian Developers that think this package is optional. Its not "configure-debian" either.
As for me being disinclined to help, its because of your cute little asswipe comment.
that's a big "This Linux stuff is SHIT and YOU ARE TOO... But you have to help me" kind of comment.
I'm done being shat upon and then being asked to help *you* (or those with similar attitudes) to help fix your problems.
If you want help... ask nicely... or shut the hell up.
Otherwise, I suggest you just quietly use Windows and like it.
And, yes, BTW, I do know the fix for your problem... seems there are some detection packages (one in particular) that aren't deemed required.
It goes without saying that searching for answers like this leads people to blow it off, we don't care to pissed upon and be required to cheerfully respond.
If you weren't using a Volunteer distro, you could pay for your pissy demeanor and still get support cheerfully. Why not goto SUSE or Redhat, or even Ubuntu and pay for support if YOU ARE BILLABLE and HAVE TO MAKE A PROFIT! You talk out of one side and say other things out the other.
Have a nice life with Windows and shutup and enjoy it.