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Arcane 04-25-2011 03:00 PM

Arch dropped support for older video cards?
I noticed homepage says they removed Nvidia legacy drivers from repositories..does it mean older nvidia users won't be able to normally use arch anymore? Yes i know about alternatives but these drivers fit better and give wider choice of options. Will this affect ATI too?

knudfl 04-25-2011 03:14 PM

Probably because Nvidia isn't supporting the oldies any more.
( Geforce 5, FX 5x00 up are supported so far.)

And unsupported means no updates to support the latest kernels.
( And compilers.)

reed9 04-26-2011 07:28 AM


Will this affect ATI too?
Arch dropped support for the proprietary ATI drivers in 2009.

For both Nvidia and ATI cards, it's just the proprietary drivers that are affected. There's always the open source drivers.

azc 04-28-2011 08:39 PM

The nvidia-173xx and nvidia-173xx-utils are now back in Extra.

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