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"P .NIKOLIC" 10-14-2012 01:41 PM

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Hi .

What is the easiest way to stop pacman trying to update all the
xf86-video* drivers for cards i do not have the system uses the
xf86-video-nouveau driver perfectly well but tries to install sis ati
sirrus trident and more

I know about adding files at the command line --exclude and about
entering a list in pacman.conf but is there a way that is quicker.


Ta .



Pete .

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Tom Gundersen 10-14-2012 01:51 PM

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On Sun, Oct 14, 2012 at 3:41 PM, P .NIKOLIC <p.nikolic1@btinternet.com> wrote:
> What is the easiest way to stop pacman trying to update all the
> xf86-video* drivers for cards i do not have the system uses the
> xf86-video-nouveau driver perfectly well but tries to install sis ati
> sirrus trident and more

Why not just remove them?

# pacman -Rsc xf86-video-{sis,ati,sirrus,trident,...}

-t

Denis A. Altoé Falqueto 10-14-2012 01:52 PM

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On Sun, Oct 14, 2012 at 10:41 AM, P .NIKOLIC <p.nikolic1@btinternet.com> wrote:
>
> Hi .
>
> What is the easiest way to stop pacman trying to update all the
> xf86-video* drivers for cards i do not have the system uses the
> xf86-video-nouveau driver perfectly well but tries to install sis ati
> sirrus trident and more
>
> I know about adding files at the command line --exclude and about
> entering a list in pacman.conf but is there a way that is quicker.

Why did you installed them in the forst place? If you uninstall what
you don't need, they'll not be updated.

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gt 10-14-2012 02:36 PM

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On Sun, Oct 14, 2012 at 02:41:23PM +0100, P .NIKOLIC wrote:
>
> Hi .
>
> What is the easiest way to stop pacman trying to update all the
> xf86-video* drivers for cards i do not have the system uses the
> xf86-video-nouveau driver perfectly well but tries to install sis ati
> sirrus trident and more
>
> I know about adding files at the command line --exclude and about
> entering a list in pacman.conf but is there a way that is quicker.

You probably installed the xorg-drivers group. pacman doesn't fetch
those drivers if you instruct it to install a specific one.


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