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Bug#287344: rc2 netinst install on hp pavilion ze4900 laptop

Frans Pop wrote:
> On Monday 27 December 2004 06:03, Joey Hess wrote:
> > - I was out of the room for X config, and she gave up on the fun
> > screen where it asks (uselessly on i386) for a PCI ID of the video
> > card.
> I think that statement ("useless on i386") is _not_ true for graphic cards 
> that support dual heads.

Ok, true. It's still annoying enough that my sister gave up at this

> > I think that this is possibly aggravated by discover/hotplug wanting to
> > load two sound drivers, because in addition to i810_audio, it or
> > hotplug loaded snd_intel8x0 (alsa, right?). Here's how lsmod ended up
> > looking after I blacklisted i810_audio:
> Installing alsa-base takes care of blacklisting OSS modules for you.

I noticed that it turned them off in modprobe.d; I suppose that will do

> > If acpid had been installed, I think it would have taken care of
> > loading all those modules. And it's needed for the gnome battery
> > monitor anyway. We need a laptop task! However, I think that even with
> > that, unconditionally register-moduleing fan and thermal is good from a
> > belt and suspenders POV.
> Yes, acpid takes care of loading the acpi modules, however putting acpid 
> in a laptop task and installing that by default is not a good idea as 
> some older laptops don't support acpi but need apmd.
> The same goes for a lot of other laptop (often make-specific) packages: 
> works with some models, but useless or even harmful on others.
> My preference would be to let the user figure it out for himself, unless 
> we are very sure.

My idea for a laptop task is to do acpi / apm / whatever detection and
install a tuned set of packages.

see shy jo

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