Removing all portable computer related software in a desktop computer.
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I did 'grep -irl pcmcia \var\log\packages' and it output the names of 12 packages! And pcmcia is not the only thing related to "portable computers". One of the packages was kernel-modules-smp-184.108.40.206_smp-i686-2. Of course, I won't removepkg this file. I'll look into the file PACKAGES on the distro disks and look for references to laptops or notebooks or palmtop.
That will not really speed the boot process that much. You would be better to look at customization or tweaking of the system itself.
Be careful with what you decide to remove as things can break. Power management will not gain you much for a desktop. If space is the reason then I would look at packages that you don't really tend to use.