I'm sad that this didn't get fixed in time for etch, but afaik it's
working fine for lenny. cpufrequtils contains an init script that loads
the appropriate governor module.
It didn't seem to work for me. I guess I'll investigate further and possibly file a bug - because while the modules were loaded, the governor seemed to be set to "userspace" by default.
The only faac I see in debian is libfaac0 which is described as a MEPG-4
Sorry, I meant faad.
The desktop task includes gstreamer codecs, it's also recently had
gnome-app-install added to it, which is supposed to handle installing
codecs on demand.
It includes some, but not all. I guess in particular I was suggesting adding plugins-bad and plugins-ffmpeg, which cover a lot.
The d-i team is constantly working on simplifying debian-installer. Just
compare a sarge install with an etch install..
I guess I'll take a look at their mailing list - I had some simple ideas just from completing a d-i etch install.
The debian-live team already has working live installation CDs that use
Where can I find these? Do they actually install using the files on the CD (like Ubuntu), or do they pull from the net? If it's the latter, it seems like the former would be much better - not everybody has a network card supported with the default kernel and good enough broadband to pull 500+MB in one sitting.
Anyway, I figure I'll get in touch with the respective teams and look into the source code of the relevant components somewhat. Thanks for answering my questions - it's nice to see a distribution where development is open and users can actively communicate with developers.
P.S. I remeber seeing something about a "constantly usable testing". What's the status of this?