Debian Edu Project
Summary
Laptop
Debian Edu laptop packages

A metapackage containing dependencies for packages required on all laptop installations in the Debian Edu Blend. These packages extend the Debian laptop task.

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Debian Edu Laptop packages

Official Debian packages with high relevance

Bluedevil
KDE Bluetooth stack
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sid5.8.7-1amd64,arm64,armel,armhf,i386,mips,mips64el,mipsel,powerpc,ppc64el,s390x
upstream5.10.2
Debtags of package bluedevil:
interfacex11
roleprogram
suitekde
uitoolkitqt
x11application
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BlueDevil is a set of components which integrate Bluetooth in KDE. It contains:

  • A KDE Control Module (KCM) to configure all the Bluetooth-related options.
  • Integration with the KDE input/output system (KIO), which allows you to discover and explore Bluetooth devices from your favorite file browser.
  • A wizard to pair your devices and connect directly to services they offer, such as input (mouse, keyboard, Wiimote) and audio (headsets, phones).
  • A system tray application from where all BlueDevil actions can be done (disconnect devices, send files, configure, etc).
  • A daemon which listens to incoming requests, for example to receive files or to introduce a requested PIN.
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Laptop-mode-tools
Tools for Power Savings based on battery/AC status
Maintainer: Ritesh Raj Sarraf
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Debtags of package laptop-mode-tools:
adminautomation, kernel, power-management
hardwarelaptop, power, power:acpi, storage
interfacecommandline
roleprogram
scopeutility
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Laptop mode is a Linux kernel feature that allows your laptop to save considerable power, by allowing the hard drive to spin down for longer periods of time. This package contains the userland scripts that are needed to enable laptop mode.

It includes support for automatically enabling laptop mode when the computer is working on batteries. It also supports various other power management features, such as starting and stopping daemons depending on power mode, automatically hibernating if battery levels are too low, and adjusting terminal blanking and X11 screen blanking

laptop-mode-tools uses the Linux kernel's Laptop Mode feature and thus is also used on Desktops and Servers to conserve power

Powertop
diagnose issues with power consumption and management
Maintainer: Jose Luis Rivas
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upstream2.9
Debtags of package powertop:
adminconfiguring, monitoring, power-management
hardwarelaptop, power
interfacetext-mode
roleprogram
scopeutility
useconfiguring, measuring, monitor
works-withsoftware:running
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PowerTOP is a Linux tool to diagnose issues with power consumption and power management. In addition to being a diagnostic tool, PowerTOP also has an interactive mode you can use to experiment with various power management settings, for cases where the Linux distribution has not enabled those settings.

PowerTOP reports which components in the system are most likely to blame for higher-than-needed power consumption, ranging from software applications to active components in the system. Detailed screens are available for CPU C and P states, device activity, and software activity.

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Unison
file-synchronization tool for Unix and Windows
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upstream2.48.4
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adminbackup, file-distribution
interfacecommandline
roleprogram
scopeutility
usesynchronizing
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Unison is a file-synchronization tool for Unix and Windows, written in OCaml. It allows two replicas of a collection of files and directories to be stored on different hosts (or different disks on the same host), modified separately, and then brought up to date by propagating the changes in each replica to the other.

Unison offers several advantages over various synchronization methods such as CVS, Coda, rsync, Intellisync, etc. Unison can run on and synchronize between Windows and many UNIX platforms. Unison requires no root privileges, system access or kernel changes to function. Unison can synchronize changes to files and directories in both directions, on the same machine, or across a network using ssh or a direct socket connection.

Transfers are optimised using a version of the rsync protocol, making it ideal for slower links. Unison has a clear and precise specification, and is resilient to failure due to its careful handling of the replicas and its private structures.

Usb-modeswitch
mode switching tool for controlling "flip flop" USB devices
Maintainer: Didier Raboud
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hardwaremodem, usb
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Several new USB devices have their proprietary Windows drivers onboard, especially WAN dongles. When plugged in for the first time, they act like a flash storage and start installing the driver from there. If the driver is already installed, the storage device vanishes and a new device, such as an USB modem, shows up. This is called the "ZeroCD" feature.

On Debian, this is not needed, since the driver is included as a Linux kernel module, such as "usbserial". However, the device still shows up as "usb-storage" by default. usb-modeswitch solves that issue by sending the command which actually performs the switching of the device from "usb-storage" to "usbserial".

This package contains the binaries and the brother scripts.

Xserver-xorg-input-synaptics
Synaptics TouchPad driver for X.Org server
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roleplugin
usedriver
x11xserver
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This package provides an input driver for the X.Org X server to enable advanced features of the Synaptics Touchpad including:

  • Movement with adjustable, non-linear acceleration and speed
  • Button events through short touching of the touchpad
  • Double-Button events through double short touching of the touchpad
  • Dragging through short touching and holding down the finger on the touchpad
  • Middle and right button events on the upper and lower corner of the touchpad
  • Vertical scrolling (button four and five events) through moving the finger on the right side of the touchpad
  • The up/down button sends button four/five events
  • Horizontal scrolling (button six and seven events) through moving the finger on the lower side of the touchpad
  • The multi-buttons send button four/five events, and six/seven events for horizontal scrolling
  • Adjustable finger detection
  • Multifinger taps: two finger for middle button and three finger for right button events. (Needs hardware support. Not all models implement this feature.)
  • Run-time configuration using shared memory. This means you can change parameter settings without restarting the X server (see synclient(1)).
  • It also provides a daemon to disable touchpad while typing at the keyboard and thus avoid unwanted mouse movements (see syndaemon(1)).
The package is enhanced by the following packages: gpointing-device-settings

Official Debian packages with lower relevance

Bluez-cups
Bluetooth printer driver for CUPS
Versions of package bluez-cups
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Debtags of package bluez-cups:
hardwareprinter
roleapp-data
uitoolkitgtk
usedriver, printing
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This package contains a driver to let CUPS print to Bluetooth-connected printers.

BlueZ is the official Linux Bluetooth protocol stack. It is an Open Source project distributed under GNU General Public License (GPL).

Bluez-utils
Transitional package
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hardwareprinter
interfacecommandline, daemon
networkserver
roleprogram
scopeutility
useprinting
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This is a transitional package to assist with moving people to the BlueZ 4.x stack.

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