[arch-dev-public] Temporarily removed nvidia legacy driver

Daniel Isenmann daniel.isenmann at gmx.de
Thu Apr 14 02:05:55 EDT 2011

Am 14.04.2011 07:58, schrieb Pierre Schmitz:
> On Wed, 13 Apr 2011 16:54:40 +0100, Pierre Schmitz wrote:
>> Just to let you know: I have removed the nvidia-173xx driver packages
>> from [extra]. They wont work with current xorg-server anyway. Once
>> nvidia releases a new driver these can be readded easily. Keeping a
>> package that cannot work is kind of pointless.
>> Greetings,
>> Pierre
> I also had to remove the nvidia-96xx packages we still had. This means
> if you want to use the proprietary driver you'll need at least a Geforce
> 6. There is nothing we can do about this.
> Greetings,
> Pierre

You should post this on the frontpage. I think that lots of users use 
those drivers and they will be surprised when it won't work after the 
update. Add a recommendation to use the nouveau-driver instead as long 
as there are no new driver from nvidia. Maybe some users stay with the 
nouveau driver after the switch.


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