Re: proposal - Debian laptop package/distribution
> I hope you decide to keep this discussion here. It seems very
> apropriate for this forum and I for one am interested in it.
> One thing I would like to see when installing Debian on a laptop
> would be a series of setups that optimise for low power consumption
> such as increased intervals between syncs etc.
Do you mean this one? It's mentioned at Kenneth E. Harkers page:
Mobile Update Daemon
This is a drop-in replacement for the standard "update" daemon
that is specially tailored for notebooks to reduce
unnecessary hard disk spin-ups.
Didn't look up the 'sync' man pages, wether there is
some tailoring possible. Also I'm not sure wether
this is a good solution. AFAIK there has been some
discussion in the mailing lists. But unfortenately
the laptop lists don't seem to be archived :(
If we think this program is worth to be packaged. I
can contact the developers or try to package it by myself.
But this maybe a to big task for me. I think it requires
some more hardware knowledge. So if you like to do the job ...