Fwd: Re: Rationale for using non-free video drivers in live images

Andreas Beckmann anbe at debian.org
Thu Feb 27 09:03:28 UTC 2014

On 2014-02-26 01:00, Corey Velan wrote:
> For nvidia prop drivers, there is the current one, provided by:
> nvidia-kernel-dkmsxserver-xorg-video-nvidianvidia-glx
> and 3 legacy ones, provided by:
> nvidia-kernel-legacy-173xx-dkmsxserver-xorg-video-nvidia-legacy-173xxnvidia-glx-legacy-173xx

This will only be included in jessie if Xserver stays at 1.15, nvidia
does not plan further updates.

> nvidia-kernel-legacy-96xx-dkmsxserver-xorg-video-nvidia-legacy-96xxnvidia-glx-legacy-96xx

This will be only an empty dummy package in jessie, the driver is no
longer updated for current Xservers.

> nvidia-kernel-legacy-71xx-dkmsxserver-xorg-video-nvidia-legacy-71xx
> nvidia-glx-legacy-71xx

This is only a "cleanup" package in wheezy, the driver is no longer
updated for current Xservers.

> Is it recommended we install all 12 packages for maximum
> compatibility? Or is Nouveau known to overlap with some of the legacy
> ones?  Is there any guidance on compatability vs space usage?

so only focus on nvidia-driver and nvidia-legacy-173xx-driver


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