[arch-announce] nvidia-173xx and nvidia-96xx removed from [extra]

Arch Linux: Recent news updates: Gaetan Bisson announce at archlinux.org
Fri Apr 15 11:01:11 EDT 2011

Gaetan Bisson wrote:

The nvidia-173xx and nvidia-96xx driver packages have been removed from our
repositories as they are incompatible with newer xorg servers. This can only be
fixed by an upstream update, which has not happened yet.

For most video cards, the best alternative should be xf86-video-nouveau; see:

As lower-grade options, you might also consider xf86-video-nv and xf86-video-
vesa: simply remove the old nvidia driver(s), install these, and the xorg server
will automatically pick the best at startup.

   [1]: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Nouveau

URL: http://www.archlinux.org/news/nvidia-173xx-and-nvidia-96xx-removed-from-extra/

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