[arch-dev-public] [new package] nouveau-drm / xf86-video-nouveau

Andreas Radke a.radke at arcor.de
Thu Jan 22 14:51:55 EST 2009

Am Thu, 22 Jan 2009 13:28:18 -0600
schrieb Aaron Griffin <aaronmgriffin at gmail.com>:

> On Thu, Jan 22, 2009 at 1:17 PM, Thomas Bächler
> <thomas at archlinux.org> wrote:
> > Aaron Griffin schrieb:
> >>
> >> That seems way too complicated. What's wrong with just conflicting
> >> like normal? Can you think of any standard case where these
> >> conflicts are going to hurt us?
> >>
> >> Which packages contain drm.ko?
> >
> > kernel26
> So then simply putting this one in the updates directory should be
> enough, right?

I haven't seen any problem so far with the module in extra. It
has been always loaded first. I can't imagine a situation where the
module in extra could cause an issue. You usually use drm only with one
graphic card driver.

But I'll read around a bit how kernel modules get loaded and how other
distributions do this. Building a drm-git providing _all_ possible drm
modules is much more than we want here.

Putting it into extra or update path should be enough here. I'll try to
find out what's the recommended/best way we should go.


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