Ticket #613 (closed enhancement: fixed)

Opened 14 years ago

Last modified 12 years ago

recommend debathena-standard automatically if laptop-detect

Reported by: geofft Owned by:
Priority: low Milestone: The Distant Future
Component: installer Keywords:
Cc: Fixed in version:
Upstream bug:


There's a program named  laptop-detect, often installed automatically on Debian and Ubuntu systems, that will poke at DMI and guess whether it's running on a laptop. We should do something to the effect of

if [ -x /usr/sbin/laptop-detect ] && /usr/sbin/laptop-detect; then
    echo "Since you are running on a laptop, you should probably choose debathena-standard.

to make the installation UX better in the common case.

Alternatively, we could pick a heuristic based on whether the network connection looks permanent (e.g., wired) or not (e.g., wireless), by, like, asking NetworkManager or something, since you basically never want anything other than debathena-standard unless you have a reliable Internet connection.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 13 years ago by jdreed

  • Status changed from new to committed

comment:2 Changed 12 years ago by jdreed

  • Status changed from committed to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed

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