[kwlug-disc] debian 5.0 (lenny) install goes faster by moving the mouse?

Robert P. J. Day rpjday at crashcourse.ca
Fri Jun 5 12:10:07 EDT 2009

On Fri, 5 Jun 2009, Paul Nijjar wrote:

> I have run into situations where installs block waiting for random
> bits. Obviously password generation is a factor here, as is key
> generation. Since many packages generate database user passwords
> this can be a factor.
> The part that makes me think it is NOT randomness is that when you
> stop moving the mouse the install gets sluggish again.
> Are the same packages affected each time? Which ones?

  it's constant throughout the install process, doesn't matter which
package is currently being configured.


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