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Re: What is pbbuttonsd used for nowadays?

I'm glad you're happy with pbbuttonsd.  My questions have nothing to do
with whether pbbuttonsd is good or bad.


>>>>> "Børge" == Børge Holen <holen.borge@gmail.com> writes:

> On 31. jan.. 2009, at 22.20, Stefan Monnier <monnier@iro.umontreal.ca>
> wrote:

>>>> E.g. is pbbuttonsd's cpu throttling similar to what cpufreqd/
>>>> powernowd
>>>> do or does it work differently?  What about the comparison with the
>>>> kernel's "ondemand" scaling governor (tho this doesn't work on my G4, so
>>>> it's maybe not a relevant question)?  What happens if two of them are
>>>> installed at the same time?
>>> Non issue, leave it to the kernel
>> I do not know what you mean.  Are you saying "pbbuttonsd's cpu
>> throttling functionality is useless, use the `ondemand' governor to let
>> the kernel take care of it"?

> No, not useless. Still i like easy and functions further up the tree if you
> catch my drift

>> If so, it doesn't apply to the G4 since the G4 isn't able to switch
>> frequency quickly enough for the kernel's scaling governors to be used.

> Ok, i'll be sure to let my computer know that.

>>>> How does pbbuttonsd's hard-disk power save compare to the usual
>>>> laptop-mode thingy?
>>> Also a kernel thingy
>> Actually, not only: the kernel provides ways to save power, but how and
>> when to use them is generally under the control of userspace tools.

> You sure want to confuse the discussion with minor importances. Want to
> discuss X' mouse handling to?

>> But IIUC you're saying that pbbuttonsd's hard-disk power saving
>> functionality is made redundant by laptop-mode?

> No. I still like easy and functions to be handeled as early as possible
> making me run less annoying program and daemons

>> Is it also the case that pbbuttonsd makes laptop-mode redundant?

> Now you are fetching straws to discuss boring subjects

>>>> For someone like myself who uses Debian on a variety of platforms, it'd
>>>> help me figure out how best to adapt my generic Debian config.
>>> For the sake of EASY handling of button functions... There shines
>>> pbbuttonsd
>> I believe you.  But I don't know what "buttons" you're talking about, nor
>> do I know what is their "function".  And I'm not even sure what you mean
>> by "EASY" (tho I guess you mean "without any manual configration").

> Manual configurations is ok.
> Still, changing the light with proc or whatever with numbers 1-255 is kinda
> stupid. Btw now you come out as somewhat a bit dense. You've  read the posts
> on this current topic you started?
> Apt-get install pbbuttonsd once is easy and every little marking and symbol
> on my keyboard works

>> Stefan

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