[Pkg-acpi-devel] Bug#562883: Bug#562883: acpi-support: why is nvclock 'recommended'?
meskes at debian.org
Tue Dec 29 11:25:01 UTC 2009
On Tue, Dec 29, 2009 at 08:21:31AM +0100, Bart Samwel wrote:
> It doesn't say "in all but unusual hardware configurations". :-)
> Anyhow, the intention is that the package makes things work "out of the box"
> for all users, novices included. If a user has nVidia hardware and this
> isn't installed, then some functionality will simply be absent, and even an
> advanced user will have absolutely no idea why. Therefore, it is preferable
> that we consider install-everything-it-might-possibly-need as a "usual
> installation", i.e., this stuff is installed by default, and the advanced
> user can choose to remove it while tweaking the system.
After looking into the sources it appears that only smartdimmer is needed and
only on a few Sony laptops. Therefore I would think downgrading nvclock is
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