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

Ionut Biru ibiru at archlinux.org
Tue Feb 7 12:14:25 EST 2012

On 02/07/2012 06:59 PM, Tom Gundersen wrote:
> Hi guys,
> Currently the udev package ships
> /lib/modules.d/framebuffer_blacklist.conf
> 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:
> Add
> /lib/modules.d/nvidia.conf:
> blacklist nouveau
> blacklist nvidiafb
> to the nvidia package (and analogously to the catalyst package in aur).

instead of trying to avoid such issues, why not drop most of
framebuffers from kernel instead?

that's a more logical step.

for example, fedora only has enabled in his kernel:


> 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.
> Cheers,
> Tom


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