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Re: [RFC] removing xserver-xorg-video-nv from squeeze

On Mon, 12 Jul 2010 14:33:15 -0400 (EDT), Julien Cristau wrote:
> We're considering the removal of xserver-xorg-video-nv (the "free" X
> driver for nvidia hardware) from sid and squeeze.

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If nouveau set KMS by default, as the intel driver does, but did not
*require* KMS, I would agree.  But the last time I checked, using the nouveau
driver *forces* KMS.  I don't like that.  I still use, and prefer, hardware
text mode virtual consoles (1-6).  Because of that, I still use nv.  That's
the *only* reason that I still use nv.  There is no bug number here because
I'm sure that upstream would consider this a feature and not a bug.  In other
words, they would consider operation of the driver with KMS off an enhancement

  .''`.     Stephen Powell    
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