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Re: Etch is REALLY fast! :-)

On Tue, 2007-01-30 at 23:34 -0200, Gustavo Franco wrote:
> On 1/30/07, Dave Witbrodt <dawitbro@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> >    I've been using Etch now since Sunday night, and everything is
> > working really smooth.  Everything seems a lot faster, too.  No doubt
> > some of that is due to the improved video card, but boot time is
> > faster and everything I do when working without X also seems faster.

I'll second this.  I'm running it on my desktop at work (2ghz AMD64, 1GB
ram, ordinary IDE disc and an old Radeon 700 with two 19" LCDs - it's
simply the most responsive desktop I've ever had.

> I've a question on behalf of the Debian Ombudsman Team:
> - Is there any current issue you would like to see solved into our
> post-etch release (Lenny) ?

Notebook package selection and ACPI.  I just installed Etch on my extra
partition this morning (14 Feb 2007 snapshot), the installer correctly
chose to install the mobile/laptop/whatever selection.  I would have
expected it to see that it's an AMD CPU, install powernowd
automatically, and load the appropriate modules (which is included in
the Debian kernel) to enable CPU frequency scaling.  Installing a
BitTorrent server by default is a bit silly.

ACPI is still a thorn in my side too.  I've seen way too many notebooks
on which fans simply don't switch on and off reliably, and suspend works
but resume doesn't - surely there must be a generic way to handle these

Aside from those issues I'm over the moon with Etch (Sarge actually too,
it's just getting a bit outdated).  My desktop is really fast, it's as
stable as I expect a server to be.  I'm particularly impressed that on
my notebook, and HP nx6125 (POS - don't buy) I can now finally dimm my
LCD when I unplug the AC power without leaving X.  It has never worked

Keep up the good work.  Hopefully I'll be a competent enough coder some
day to help.


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