giles.jones at zen.co.uk
Tue Sep 4 00:01:27 CEST 2007
On 3 Sep 2007, at 22:41, Kero van Gelder wrote:
> How is "Starting, please wait" sensible?
> It better be starting, I just booted the device.
> And I can see I have to wait, too.
Since the end user doesn't care what they are waiting for and might
not know what a UI is.
> As a developer, I want to see the console, period.
If you're developing the bootup process or system then sure.
> Here's my bugbear:
> Right now I am ten times more worried about non-existing power
> mgmt preventing me from becoming an end-user (2 or 3 hours on battery
> is not long enough on a regular working day, really).
I've not had problems recently since I started taking the battery out
and charging it all the time.
> No idea what factors of speed your mythTV hardware has on the Neo.
> My laptop beats my PC at work handsomely, because there is no
> scsi bus detection scheme, ran by both BIOS and kernel.
> Both have a 533 MHz bus to memory, tho.
> What does help, is parallellizing various independent startup scripts,
> as someone did (not for Neo) be replacing init scripts with make.
Well it's gone from taking a minute or two to booting in about 30
seconds. It's the only Ubuntu system I use, my main box is a Mac and
I run Kubuntu under a virtual PC.
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