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 How to Install Debian Linux on a desktop computer

In this part I will show you how to speed up Debian by using hdparm, getting sound and video to work, and finally wrapping it up with printing. hdparm stands for “hard disk parameters”. Debian comes with fairly conservative hard drive parameters that do not take advantage of DMA that most new hard drives are equipped with. Debian does not comes with hdparm installed by default, so let's go ahead and install it.
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 (Submitted by Tarun Agnani Tue Dec 14, 2004 )


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