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Re: [OT] Moving away from KDE to what?



On Fri, Nov 15, 2002 at 08:24:26AM -0600, Shyamal Prasad wrote:
>     "Sandip" == Sandip P Deshmukh <Sandip> writes:
> 
>     Sandip> my question - why doesnt debian turn dma on by default?
>     Sandip> dont we like fast machines?
> 
> Because Debian runs on a lot of different machines. Some of those
> don't work well with DMA. As a result of this decision you can install
> Debian on these machines. 

all right. this is windows - one size fits all - legacy that i carry.

> It might even be a good idea to add some information about DMA to a
> manual, perhaps the installation manual, as a post install activity,

or as a post-install script applicable only if one is having necessary architecture?

i am pressing this becuase the numbers with hdparm and without it are largely different!

> since this question comes up so often. But I'm not sure too many
> people read that manual. Did you? ;-)

well, to be honest - NO! ;)

> 
> Cheers!
> Shyamal

thanx and cheers!

sandip p deshmukh
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