Re: [install report] 2.2.4-2000-01-03 (en) (A ToDo list)
Karl M. Hegbloom wrote:
> One thing I noticed is that when syslinux is up, and the help screens
> are displayed, my gkrellm CPU meter sits at 100%, but after the Linux
> kernel boots in the virtual machine, the CPU meter goes way down to a
> respectable level. Q: Could `syslinux' be made to HLT the CPU when
> it's idle, like Linux does? How hard would it be to do that, for
> someone who understands it, I wonder?
That sounds pretty pointless. It's not as if syslinux runs for a long time
or as if people generally have anything else running at the same time.
It's probably in a tight loop polling for keypresses or something.
> is that it says the copyrights for software can be found in /usr/doc,
> but it should say they are in /usr/share/doc.
/usr/doc is the canoical location for potato.
> I had trouble, also with `debconf', knowing whether the active button
> is the blue one or the red one. Other than that the cursor sits by
> the active one, there isn't much indication... (nitpick?)
I've filed a bug on whiptail for this long since. (With a fix -- just use
any given color for the selected button, but make the unselected button the
same color as the window background.)
> `netfetch' is pretty useless for installing the OS and modules,
> since, even though it will allow you to configure the network, (say
> something useful here) there is not a driver for the network card
> installed, as far as I can tell.
There can be, if the compact kernel is used and you happen to have one of
the few cards it supports.
see shy jo