Impressions of Gutsy (Was: First impressions of dolphin)

Steve Lamb grey at
Tue Oct 9 07:59:59 UTC 2007

Steve Lamb wrote:
> root      4448  0.0  0.3   3156   980 ?        S    19:03   0:00
> /usr/lib/hal/hald-addon-cpufreq

>     Another piece I'd like to remove.  980k to twiddle with my CPUFreq 
> which is not wanted.  In fact...

    Just a quick follow up.  I went digging to see if I could find a way to
shut this down short of ripping out hal which I don't want to do.  I was not
amused to find this:

{grey at mania:/usr/share/doc/hal} ls -la
total 40
drwxr-xr-x    2 root root  4096 2007-10-06 18:42 .
drwxr-xr-x 1020 root root 36864 2007-10-08 23:28 ..

    c'mon, the most basic place to look for some sort of documentation outside
of man (which was less than helpful) is /usr/share/doc!  Why make the
directory if nothing's going in it.  :(

    On the other hand I did reclaim that 1.1Mb of a process staring at my
CD-ROM drive.

{grey at mania:/usr/share/doc/hal} sudo hal-disable-polling --device /dev/scd0
Polling for drive /dev/scd0 have been disabled. The fdi file written was

         Steve C. Lamb         | But who decides what they dream?
       PGP Key: 1FC01004       |   And dream I do...

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