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

On Mon, Jan 16, 2006 at 08:32:36PM -0500, Joey Hess wrote:
> 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.

I've reimplemented what discover1 does in 100 lines of Python before
(even using the same data format), so I'm sure I can do it again.  Well,
it's PCI-only, but eh.

> 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.

Before xserver-xorg gets configured, yeah.

> 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.

My bad.  It came in with all the other stuff from Ubuntu, so got lost in
the noise.

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