Re: laptop "metapackage"
>> IMHO hdparm is no more important to a laptop than to a desktop...
>I'm not sure here, are you saying hdparm should be included, or it's useful on
>all computers; desktops and laptops, so shouldn't be included here? I think
>if apmd is going to be suggested for power management, hdparm should also be
>suggested by this metapackage.
I am saying that it has no special importance for laptops. If we go down the
track of dragging everything that is needed for a laptop then we'll soon have
things like bash included which IMHO is not the aim. The aim is to list all
things that are laptop specific or that have a special need in laptops.
You install hdparm if you want to tune your hard drive(s) for maximum
performance. It doesn't matter if you have a desktop or a laptop. If you
choose not to install hdparm on your desktop then you probably shouldn't be
forced to install it on your laptop.
I'm in Utrecht. I'd like to meet any Linux users in the area, or any other
part of the Netherlands.