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

Gaetan Bisson bisson at archlinux.org
Thu Apr 14 04:16:02 EDT 2011

[2011-04-14 08:04:09 +0100] Pierre Schmitz:
> Sure, would be a good idea if someone could do that.

How about the following draft?

Title: nvidia-173xx and nvidia-96xx removed from [extra]

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;
xf86-video-nv and xf86-video-vesa are lower-grade alternatives. Simply
install those packages and remove the old nvidia one(s); the xorg server
will automatically pick the best one at startup.


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