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Re: What does anaconda know?



But shure (at least, generally speaking), it would not be to hard to get
anaconda to *ask* whether the machine was a laptop or not?

tir, 26.10.2004 kl. 17.16 skrev Paul Nasrat:
> On Tue, 2004-10-26 at 16:56 +0200, Ralf Ertzinger wrote:
> 
> > Surely it knows the general architecture (i386/ppc/sparc). It also
> > knows the specific subarch (586/686). It knows about RAM and hard disks.
> > 
> > Does it known if the machine is a laptop or not? Maybe even a specific
> > model?
> 
> We don't currently distinguish too much, we identify arch and on ppc
> machine type (CHRP, PReP, etc).  Certainly we don't really have seperate
> classes for laptops/desktops, and certainly not for service/package
> filtering on varying hardware setups.
> 
> > The reason I am asking is that during the first boot on my iBook I noticed
> > that a number of services was started that were completely useless on this
> > machine, because the hardware these services care for is nonexistant (and,
> > this being a notebook, can not be added, either).
> 
> TiBook's have pcmcia so do G3 Lombards IIRC.  You can also get USB to
> pcmcia converters.
> 
> > Would it be possible to teach anaconda the knowledge to disable services on
> > machines that have no chance of needing them, ever?
> 
> The correct place for this request would be in bugzilla as an RFE.
> 
> Paul


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