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When installing Debian on an Eee PC netbook, the "Software selection" screen shows "Desktop environment" is selected by default, but not "Laptop".

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As laptops are similar to netbooks, should I select "laptop" when installing Debian?

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The Laptop task contains the following packages:

$ tasksel --task-packages laptop
wireless-tools
acpi-support
cpufrequtils
acpi
wpasupplicant
powertop
acpid
apmd
pcmciautils
pm-utils
anacron
avahi-autoipd
bluetooth

Wifi, CPU frequency scaling, ACPI, Bluetooth, etc. So yes, you probably want those things.

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