Re: Improved laptop support in d-i?
Quoting Petter Reinholdtsen (firstname.lastname@example.org):
> By default, d-i will detect the precense of PCMCIA/PCCARD support and
> install the pcmcia-cs package. Almost all machines with PCMCIA
> support are laptops, and we should consider installing a few more
> extra packacages for these machines.
> In Debian-Edu, we install pcmcia-cs and apmd by default when PCMCIA is
> I suspect d-i would be better for laptop users if it installed apmd as
> well. Perhaps ifplugd and noflushd are good packages to install as
> apmd - Utilities for Advanced Power Management (APM)
> ifplugd - A configuration daemon for ethernet devices
> noflushd - allow idle hard disks to spin down
> sleepd - puts a laptop to sleep during inactivity
Maybe switch to ACPI when we will support 2.6? So add acpid?
I'm not a big specialist of all this stuff, but the move from
2.4+APM-->2.6+ACPI has been a great improvement on my Dell X200
About noflushd : I never succeeded in making it stop my hard
disk...mostly because my system always has something to do all the
I may recommend laptop-net which I use for context switching (home,
work, offline and so on). There are other such context switching
packages, but no idea which are most used.