[Exherbo-dev] Removing X drivers for obsolete hardware

Paul Seidler sepek at exherbo.org
Fri Apr 19 21:27:52 UTC 2013


David Leverton <dleverton at exherbo.org> wrote:
> Paul Seidler wrote:
> > Here is the list of the broken ones:
> 
> > xf86-video-dummy
> 
> Not sure what this is for, but it's probably not "obsolete hardware".
> 
> > xf86-video-fbdev
> > xf86-video-vesa
> 
> These might be useful as fallbacks when a more sophisticated driver 
> isn't available/working.
> 
> > xf86-video-vmware
> 
> Presumably useful for VMware users.

I was also writing about unneeded drivers. Yes, I didn't mentioned it
in the subject …
I'm aware of the possible use-cases the question is, if somebody really
is interested in these. *I* would no more use a X-Server with fbdev/vesa
nor exherbo in a VirtualBox.
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