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Old 06-16-2008, 11:10 AM   #1
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remove some xserver-xorg-video-* packages?


Hi,
I use nvidia fx5200 with the 169.12 nvidia driver installed. There are many xserver-xorg-video-* packages installed like xserver-xorg-video-ati, xserver-xorg-video-savage, xserver-xorg-video-mesa and the list goes on..
would it be safe to remove them?
 
Old 06-16-2008, 01:00 PM   #2
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would it be safe to remove them?
I do not know, and wouldn't worry about them, but there's one way to find out: remove them and see what happens!

In case you get dumped at a command line login the next time you reboot, you might like to read this thread:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...debian-542460/

about getting a list of installed packages from the command line, and then reinstalling them on a different (though in your case it would be the same) machine, again from the command line. That way you can (probably!) easily restore the missing packages. You might want to do a
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grep xserver-xorg-video packages.txt > xvideoPackages.to.reinstall
first or it may take some time to recover (if, indeed you find you need to). Have fun.

Last edited by tredegar; 06-16-2008 at 01:02 PM. Reason: Code tags ;)
 
Old 06-16-2008, 02:44 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by rosspy View Post
I use nvidia fx5200 with the 169.12 nvidia driver installed. There are many xserver-xorg-video-* packages installed like xserver-xorg-video-ati, xserver-xorg-video-savage, xserver-xorg-video-mesa and the list goes on..
would it be safe to remove them?
Yes. It is safe to remove them. When you remove them, it will say it is also going to remove the "xorg" package. THIS IS OKAY. The "xorg" package is a meta-package which includes xorg-base as well as all of those xserver-xorg-video-* packages. I'd recommend leaving at least xserver-xorg-video-vesa, though, since it's a good fallback if you ever need to change video cards or there's ever a problem with the nvidia driver.
 
Old 06-16-2008, 05:59 PM   #4
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ok, just in case somebody else wants to do the same ..
I removed most of the packages. I only left xserver-xorg-video-vesa, xserver-xorg-video-nv, xserver-xorg-video-v4l and xserver-xorg-video-vmware.
Everything works!
Thanx
 
Old 06-19-2008, 03:11 PM   #5
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Call it a co-incidence. But I happened to ask the exact same question around yesterday.....


http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ckages-650183/
 
  


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