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

Pierre Schmitz pierre at archlinux.de
Thu Apr 14 03:04:09 EDT 2011

On Thu, 14 Apr 2011 08:05:55 +0200, Daniel Isenmann wrote:
> 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.
>  Daniel

Sure, would be a good idea if someone could do that. I cannot tell how
useful nouveau is though. The probably only support newer cards, too.
Especially when you want to have basic 3D support.

Pierre Schmitz, https://users.archlinux.de/~pierre

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