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Re: Getting rid of hotplug & Co. for 2.6

Wolfgang Pfeiffer <roto@gmx.net> wrote:

> So all I need to know: Can I run a 2.6 kernel without hal, udev and
> hotplug being installed, or with these packages being disabled at boot
> time at least?

You can, provided your kernel has built-in support for all of your

As for hotplug, you should keep it installed to take care of your USB
devices, by disabling everything else in /etc/default/hotplug.

That's what I'm doing here, and my PB G4 500 boots faster than a fresh
Sarge install on a 1.4 GHz Athlon.

Do not forget to remove discover* if you haven't done so already; it's
even slower than hotplug, which is kind of a performance.


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