Re: autodectection of modules at boot time
I'm wondering if we couldn't get more integration and cooperation
going here. Without early cooperation and integration of working
code, I don't think any system will become mainstream quickly.
There's also a package out there by Randolph Chung <email@example.com>,
called xdivdetect, which seems to do an excellent job automatically
determing which X server you ought to install.
Automatic hardware detection has many implications and aspects. I
think lumping them is a mistake.
My interest is simply in having a reasonable installation which
requires less user expertise and less prompting. Thus, these are the
types of autoconfiguration I'm interested in, and who you should work
with for each:
* determine which device is a CD-ROM, determine if we've got a
debian official cd (boot-floppies, debconf maintainer, debian-cd)
* bootp/dhcp integration in the boot-floppies (boot-floppies)
* core system support, meaning the hardware level to get you up and
booting, such as IDE, SCSI, network (boot-floppies)
* pick your X server (X strike force)
* sound hardware support (?)
.....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onShore.com.....<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>