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Old 03-29-2008, 11:32 AM
David Timms
 
Default with F9, will we still need ALL X drivers?

sean darcy wrote:

Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams wrote:

On Thu, 2008-02-28 at 21:01 -0500, sean darcy wrote:

...

xorg-x11-drivers has been a metapackage with nothing dependent on it for
a very, very long time. Feel free to erase it.


rpm -e xorg-x11-drv-voodoo
error: Failed dependencies:
xorg-x11-drv-voodoo is needed by (installed)
xorg-x11-drivers-7.3-2.fc9.i386


I think you missed Ignacio's point:
yum erase xorg-x11-drivers
then any you are sure you don't want.

eg I have for a more than two years similar to:
$ yum list installed xorg*-d*
Loading "downloadonly" plugin
Loading "skip-broken" plugin
Installed Packages
xorg-x11-drv-evdev.i386 1.1.2-5.fc8 installed
xorg-x11-drv-keyboard.i386 1.2.2-2.fc8 installed
xorg-x11-drv-mouse.i386 1.2.3-1.fc8 installed
xorg-x11-drv-nouveau.i386 2.1.6-1.fc8 installed
xorg-x11-drv-nv.i386 2.1.6-1.fc8 installed
xorg-x11-drv-vesa.i386 1.3.0-10.fc8 installed
xorg-x11-drv-vmmouse.i386 12.4.3-1.fc8 installed
xorg-x11-drv-vmware.i386 10.15.2-1.fc8 installed
xorg-x11-drv-void.i386 1.1.1-6.fc8 installed
xorg-x11-proto-devel.noarch 7.3-3.fc8 installed

The development argument used to support installing all drivers is that
at a change of video card or move a hard disk to another machine, X
should be able to find and load the correct drivers. Making them all
available by default eases support/fedora-list/buzilla mail, and is only
a small storage burden in any case.


My opinion is that it would be nice to have the hardware detection go
"oh my god - you stuck in a new video card - im downloading the driver
now - installing it and you'll be ready to rock in no time".


DaveT.

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Old 03-29-2008, 12:15 PM
Jeremy Katz
 
Default with F9, will we still need ALL X drivers?

On Sat, 2008-03-29 at 23:32 +1100, David Timms wrote:
> My opinion is that it would be nice to have the hardware detection go
> "oh my god - you stuck in a new video card - im downloading the driver
> now - installing it and you'll be ready to rock in no time".

Given that we might not be able to display text that you can read unless
we have X, this isn't really a good idea.

Jeremy

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