peter at silmaril.ie
Sun Sep 10 11:53:34 IST 2006
Ronan Kirby wrote:
> ...it does a lot more than just that and contains multiple binaries.
> It's part of the autofs package which contains lots of binaries which do
> lots of fun related things :)
Like slowing your machine to a crawl immediately after bootup :-)
It turned out that auto.master had /net enabled for no good reason.
I think it's symptomatic of the fact that no distribution properly
caters for laptop installation yet. It's not long since FC *by default*
tried to start CUPS on a laptop when there was no printer connected,
resulting in a lengthy delay and copious error messages. You only have
to look at the wifi detection and connection heuristics on a Mactop to
see how far behind the game Linux is. There must be a couple of dozen
things that distros do because they assume you're installing a server.
It took the install-tool gurus many years to recognise that some people
wanted Linux as a personal workstation; it seems to be taking them an
unconscionably long time to recognise that people want it on laptops
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