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

Gaetan Bisson bisson at archlinux.org
Thu Apr 14 05:42:21 EDT 2011

[2011-04-14 12:21:33 +0300] Ionuț Bîru:
> nouveau is not picked automatically. maybe point them to the wiki

Right. Here is an updated 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;
see: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Nouveau

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.


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