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Device Setup Packages



Hi:

Wouldn't it be nice to somehow encapsulate all of the Device Setup 
HOWTOs on the Internet into some repository of packages that configures 
the machine for its particular installed devices?  The first area of 
need would be for laptops using a common package format that brought in 
the necessary drivers and edited /etc/modprobe.conf for the user.  

In light of this, it would also be nice if there was a /etc/modprobe.d 
directory so that these types of packages can add/remove configurations 
for network, usb, irda, thinkpad drivers, sound, ppp, etc. etc.  

Maybe the user could run a kudzu-like command that would then make 
package recommendations?  

It would be a big effort, but I think a lot of people would benefit from 
this stupification step.  What do you think?

take care,
-- 
-jeff



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