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What does the Debian Laptop package contain in set up?

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November 24, 2011 7:33:13 PM

Installing with the netinstall, there is a package called Laptop. What is this and how does it differ from the graphical user interface package, which is a default package along with the core package?

is there somewhere online that I can read the descriptions of packages available in the setup from netinstall?
November 24, 2011 7:59:43 PM

As far as I know, it just includes things such as the battery indicator, probably [limited] function key support, maybe some power-saving features.
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November 25, 2011 8:13:13 AM

Having just had a quick hunt it seems to be centered arround power savings

http://packages.debian.org/sid/laptop-mode-tools

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Laptop mode is a Linux kernel feature that allows your laptop to save considerable power, by allowing the hard drive to spin down for longer periods of time. This package contains the userland scripts that are needed to enable laptop mode.

It includes support for automatically enabling laptop mode when the computer is working on batteries. It also supports various other power management features, such as starting and stopping daemons depending on power mode, automatically hibernating if battery levels are too low, and adjusting terminal blanking and X11 screen blanking

laptop-mode-tools uses the Linux kernel's Laptop Mode feature and thus is also used on Desktops and Servers to conserve power

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December 5, 2011 5:15:35 PM

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