[arch-general] xorg 1.9 breaks

Jan de Groot jan at jgc.homeip.net
Fri Oct 1 03:42:55 EDT 2010

On Fri, 2010-10-01 at 04:43 +0300, kurrata wrote:
> Or we could just add conflict in pacman output if person has nvidia 
> driver and stoping the upgrade. Or just write warning message that
> the 
> new xorg doesn't support nvidia 173xx drivers and will result with
> break.
> That way others could upgrade to the new xorg and nvidia users
> wouldn't 
> break their machine 

I removed that from xorg-server 1.9, simply because it's unmaintainable
that way. I can't remember each and every driver that doesn't work with
a new xorg-server version, and I don't have all the hardware to try that
When we dropped catalyst, we added a versioned conflict on the released
driver at that time. That appeared to work fine... until AMD released a
newer version that STILL doesn't support the new Xorg server. The same
thing will happen with Nvidia if we start doing that.

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