[Pkg-fglrx-devel] Bug#613136: Bug#613136: Bug#613136: fglrx-driver: installation should activate the driver

Michael Gilbert michael.s.gilbert at gmail.com
Sun Feb 13 21:31:57 UTC 2011

On Sun, 13 Feb 2011 22:14:17 +0100 Tuxicoman wrote:

> I think Debian could lower the "GNU/linux environnement knowledge"
> needed to use ATI proprietary drivers, especially if Debian want to
> attract more quidam users.
> Is there a solution that does'nt need to use the terminal?
> For example, a question at post-install : "Do you want the installer to
> automatically configure xorg.conf to make X11 use this driver? Your
> previous xorg.conf will be saved as xorg-olf.conf. YES/NO"

This still violates the "package scripts should not touch xorg.conf"
rule.  Ideally AMD would fix this by supporting a xorg's driver
autodetect feature (where you don't even need an xorg.conf file). You
can send them a bug report:

Otherwise, since their code is closed, we can't do more than add the
postinst message.

Best wishes,

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