[arch-dev-public] [RFC] removing blacklisting of framebuffers from the udev package

Tom Gundersen teg at jklm.no
Tue Feb 7 11:59:13 EST 2012

Hi guys,

Currently the udev package ships


This file blacklists all the framebuffer modules present on the build
machine. This does not feel quite right to me, and it is not exactly
self-documenting what bug is being fixed.

If possible, I'd like to drop this file and add more specific
blacklisting where needed. If I understand correctly, the main issue
is in the case where proprietary drivers are used (nvidia / catalyst)
and the opensource drivers are loaded instead. If this is the only
problem, I'd like to propose we solve it as follows:


blacklist nouveau
blacklist nvidiafb

to the nvidia package (and analogously to the catalyst package in aur).

This is exactly what /lib/modules.d is for, so it makes a lot of sense
to me. Are there any other use-cases I have missed?

I'll push an udev package with this change to staging shortly, so
people can try it out if they wish.



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