Andreas Beckmann <firstname.lastname@example.org> (12/01/2012): > Maintaining the non-free graphics drivers (nvidia, nvidia-legacy-173xx, > nvidia-legacy-96xx, fglrx), I'd like to keep the old Xserver versions > available. The proprietary drivers are compatible with all old video-abi > versions, but it usually takes some time until they add support for new > Xserver releases (which bump the abi). Disclaimer: While I don't intend to intentionally break non-free stuff, I can't say I care about them. My focus is on free software. > Right now Xserver 1.10 from squeeze-backports is needed for the > nvidia-legacy drivers in sid (upstream has not yet abandoned them, but > not yet made a release supporting 1.11 in wheezy/sid) and I'm > considering backporting the legacy drivers to squeeze-backports, too > (would e.g. add support for the backports kernel and we could point > users to a place where a working combination of Xorg + legacy driver is > available). So you might benefit from keeping the current 1.10-based stack on some external (non-backports.debian.org) website, and adding that there? > Current nvidia-glx in squeeze-backports, wheezy and sid work in 1.11, > but there may be issues that do not occur in 1.10. Same story as the 1.10 stack as a whole, I guess. > fglrx now supports 1.11, but there still seem to be issues ... (fglrx > backport is ancient ... requiring Xserver from squeeze not backports) Meaning it isn't involved in the “backporting a whole X stack” story, which means “we don't need to care”, if I parse it right. Mraw, KiBi.
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