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Bug#704565: release-notes: warning for fglrx-driver users

On 2013-04-07 21:18, Julien Cristau wrote:
> On Wed, Apr  3, 2013 at 09:59:38 +0900, Hideki Yamane wrote:
>>  Upgrading from Squeeze to Wheezy with fglrx-driver will break their 
>>  graphical environment since fglrx upstream dropped such old video card
>>  support from it, and now package maintainers provide such legacy support
>>  as fglrx-legacy-driver package(*).
> Sounds to me like fglrx should fix up the xorg config on upgrade on
> hardware it doesn't support anymore...

Fixing up a config that was created by the user (fglrx-driver never
creates xorg.conf, users usually use aticonfig) is not an easy thing.

But the wheezy version does display a debconf error giving hints and
instructions upon upgrades if unsupported hardware is found (and the sid
version, see unblock #688100, also mentions the availability of the
legacy driver.)

The wheezy and sid versions also display a debconf error if the package
is being removed, but still enabled in xorg.conf(.d).

So noone should run into problems w.r.t. fglrx without having seen a


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