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Jun. 22nd, 2008

14:44 - Debian/X.org notes - xserver-xorg-video-radeon in unstable

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As you may now, the r128 and mach64 drivers were split out of ati recently. However, for Etch->Lenny transitional reasons, xserver-xorg-video-ati still depends on xserver-xorg-video-r128 and -mach64. If you're bored of having to install these packages on your Radeon machine, beware that there is now xserver-xorg-video-radeon for you in unstable. It just contains the radeon driver and does not depend on any other driver.

xserver-xorg-video-ati still exists, for transitional reasons. It also provides the "ati" meta-driver which takes care of loading "mach64", "r128" or "radeon" depending on your hardware. If you actually remove xserver-xorg-video-ati, don't forget to update your xorg.conf into Driver "radeon".

Update: And of course, right after posting this, I get a bug report about the missing Replaces: ati. It will be fixed in 1:6.8.191-3.

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Date:June 22nd, 2008 18:33 (UTC)
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Well, if you will let users at your packages...
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Date:June 22nd, 2008 18:43 (UTC)
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