Fwd: Coordinating work around X.Org drivers

Cyril Brulebois kibi at debian.org
Mon Feb 14 08:33:16 UTC 2011

Hi Andreas,

Andreas Beckmann <debian at abeckmann.de> (14/02/2011):
> Well, that's something that can be changed. There will be changes to
> the NVIDIA packaging, so changing the package name won't be a big
> issue.  How does the namespace look like? How do non-free drivers
> fit in there best?

the namespace is simply xserver-xorg-input-* for input drivers and
xserver-xorg-video-* for video drivers. :)

There's nothing specific to non-free here.

> For nvidia we would have these drivers: nvidia, nvidia-legacy-VERxx
> xserver-xorg-video-nvidia* - looks so much like the free drivers
> xserver-non-free-video-nvidia* - does not match your search pattern :-)
> xserver-xorg-video-non-free-nvidia*

> Any suggestions?

To install nvidia stuff, one has to enable non-free, and -nouveau
should be pulled automatically already. So I guess -video-nvidia* is

> I think the Debian NVIDIA Maintainers
> <pkg-nvidia-devel at lists.alioth.debian.org> would be interested to
> get these information, too.



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