why do I have battery, button and ac modules loaded on a desktop machine?

John Summerfied debian at herakles.homelinux.org
Sun Mar 12 10:16:46 UTC 2006

Joshua Andrews wrote:
> I have found since installing that there are a lot of unused services on 
> by default that really don't relate to my machine.
> I don't have any wireless or bluetooth or laptop services that I need 
> right away, however even after spending some time to figure out what 
> some of these mysterious services related to and turning them off I am 
> still seeing modules loaded, that as far as I can tell have nothing to 
> do with my system, and I am not even sure where  they are being loaded 
> from.
> I mean, isn't there some way that "hal", or anaconda, can figure out 
> whether I am a laptop or a desktop machine and setup the services and 
> modules appropriately?

Probably not reliably. What of a desktop based on a mobo running a 
Pentium M? I've heard of such.



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