[Exherbo-dev] Removing X drivers for obsolete hardware

Ivan Lazar Miljenovic ivan.miljenovic at gmail.com
Sat Apr 20 06:03:34 UTC 2013


On 20 April 2013 07:27, Paul Seidler <sepek at exherbo.org> wrote:
> 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.

Isn't vesa still useful for the cases where a binary driver fails for
some reason and you need a fallback?

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