[Slackbuilds-users] RFC: splitting off nvidia utilities into a separate package

crocket crockabiscuit at gmail.com
Wed Oct 24 11:55:52 UTC 2012


Use nouveau on slackware 14.0 because it works fine at least with GTX460.

On Wed, Oct 24, 2012 at 10:22 AM, King Beowulf <kingbeowulf at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm thinking of splitting off the open source nividia utilities from
> nvidia-driver.Slackbuildto something like nvidia-utilities.Slackbuild.
> Effected files:
> nvidia-installer
> nvidia-settings
> nvidia-xconfig
> This might make it easier to update the legacynvidia driver since it looks
> like Nvidia is not always updating the versionof the tools when they update
> the driver.  Also, for those that want to run lean systems, and manually
> create a fullxorg.conf, and/or don't need the access to the extra
> functionality provided, installation of these utilities can be "optionalbut
> recommended." Thus, what could be the cons that I may not be considering,
> besides the bit of extra work?
> Comments and suggestions welcome.
> -Ed
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