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Re: [pkgsel] Add xresprobe, discover and laptop detect for hw detection

Free Ekanayaka wrote:
> I'm wondering if it would make sense to add
> xresprobe
> discver
> laptop-detect
> to the list  of packages which get  installed before the X server.  As
> far a I know,  if available, they are  used by the postinst scripts of
> xserver-xorg.

laptop-detect is already a dependency of tasksel so it will be

d-i already installs discover1 on all systems, and it's probably best to
continue to do so instead of changing the hardware detection programs
that are installed depending on whether the user installs X or not.

However, this does sort of suck since with 2.6 kernels, there is no
other need for discover1, since we're using udev now. It would be nice
if X could use some other method than discover, or if there were a way
to install discover w/o having it probe stuff at boot, since its added
probes are an added way for things to go wrong and an added hurdle to
jump when things do.

xresprobe is a new one to me, I'll make tasksel start installing it
before X in the next upload unless someone tells me differently.

BTW, since xserver-xorg can't depend on this stuff, it would be really
helpful if the X maintainers would let me know when they add uses of
tools like this, so tasksel can be adapted to make them available.

see shy jo

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