[Pkg-fglrx-devel] Review more new debconf templates of fglrx-driver [non-free]
debian at abeckmann.de
Sat Jun 16 17:51:25 UTC 2012
On 2012-06-16 19:28, Jonathan Nieder wrote:
> Andreas Beckmann wrote:
>> So here are the three templates where I'd like to get feedback:
>> # used by libfglrx.preinst
>> Template: fglrx-driver/install-even-if-unsupported-gpu-exists
>> Type: boolean
>> Default: false
>> _Description: Install fglrx driver despite unsupported graphics card?
>> The following graphics chipset found in your system is no longer handled
>> by the fglrx driver:
>> You may wish to keep fglrx (for instance to drive some other card), but the
>> above card requires the free Radeon driver in the package
>> xserver-xorg-video-radeon. Before that driver can be used you must remove
>> fglrx configuration from xorg.conf (and xorg.conf.d/) and purge (not just
>> remove) the fglrx-driver package.
> Now it sounds like it is saying "You might _want_ to keep fglrx, but
> tough luck --- you have to purge it and keep it removed." ;-)
Before the Radeon driver can be used ...
> Is that interpretation correct? If someone does want to keep fglrx,
> how should that user go about it?
The most likely user action I expect is
* to not install fglrx at all or
* to remove fglrx afterwards and install radeon
It should be rather uncommon to have a second supported card.
So let's reorder the possible solutions:
The above card requires the free Radeon driver in the package
xserver-xorg-video-radeon. Before the Radeon driver can be used you must remove
fglrx configuration from xorg.conf (and xorg.conf.d/) and purge (not just
remove) the fglrx-driver package.
You may wish to keep fglrx (for instance to drive some other card), but
the above card won't be usable.
(hmm, vesa might still work ...)
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