Linux Times: How to Install Debian Linux on a Desktop Computer Part II

[ Thanks to Tarun Agnani for this
link. ]

“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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