Some notes: - i've got this bad disk I/O problem again, but as long as a CD is inserted, it's somewhat within bounds (but still erratic). Someone else with the same hardware (i blame it on hda=disk and hdb=cd) doesn't seem to have this problem. Could it be a master/slave mis config? The solution was to turn off that new HAL deamon: /etc/init.d/haldaemon stop or more permanent via chkconfig haldaemon off The magicdev-type problem still remains, but this is the biggest slowdown in the speed. If you turn off automounting etc. for the CD, the speed is back up to peak. - if you want to share accounts, best is to make a new account, change the UID to match that of the old account, and have the correct order in the /etc/passwd file as not to upset X (it seems to look at the ownership by name for who can own the console). - Did not try much, but ACPI doesn't seem to suspend the machine properly. By adding "acpi=off" to the grub boot, i now have APM instead of ACPI, and that seems to work a lot better.Some background material to hald: Making Hardware Just Work.
See also bugzilla for a trail of this problem.
no mplayer? no xine? - see http://rpm.livna.org/ for a list of removed and why URLs to visit: http://dag.wieers.com/home-made/apt/mega-merge.php Atrpms Dagrpms Newrpms Freshrpms some other i8200 user: www.isrec.isb-sib.ch/~agrosdid/fedora_dell.html