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
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