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From: John Bradford <>
Subject: Re: some kernel config menu suggested tweaks
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2003 19:45:54 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)

> 1) i mentioned this before, i think, but after one deselects
>    Power management, should ACPI Support and CPU Frequency
>    scaling still be available?
>    the "make xconfig" menu display suggests a submenu 
>    structure there, which clearly isn't the case.
> 2) can all of the low-level SCSI drivers be made deselectable
>    in one swell foop?  folks might want SCSI support just for
>    generic support and SCSI (ide-scsi) emulation, but have no
>    interest in low level SCSI drivers.
>    so it would be convenient to be able to select the generic
>    support, and yet not have to deselect low-level drivers
>    and PCMCIA SCSI adapter support painfully, one at a time.
> 3) can all of ATM support be deselected with a single click?
>    in the same way "PCMCIA network device support" is done just
>    above it under "Networking options"?

A lot of these add extra complications for anybody not wanting a
'simple' kernel config.  _Please_ don't re-design everything the same
way as the once-simple filesystems menu.

Too much prompting is irritating for advanced users, and they are the
people who are likely to compiling the most kernels, rather than
sticking with the kernel that came with their distribution.


             reply	other threads:[~2003-07-24 18:20 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 13+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2003-07-24 18:45 John Bradford [this message]
2003-07-24 18:49 ` some kernel config menu suggested tweaks Robert P. J. Day
  -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below --
2003-07-26 15:20 John Bradford
2003-07-24 19:10 John Bradford
2003-07-24 19:53 ` Petr Vandrovec
2003-07-26 12:52 ` Tomas Szepe
2003-07-26 13:07   ` Robert P. J. Day
2003-07-26 14:33     ` Tomas Szepe
2003-07-24 17:05 Robert P. J. Day
2003-07-26 12:14 ` Tomas Szepe
2003-07-26 12:30   ` Robert P. J. Day
2003-07-26 13:01     ` Tomas Szepe
2003-07-26 13:45     ` Randy.Dunlap

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