Bug 173060 - Modular X: The VESA driver should probably be installed as a default fallback
Modular X: The VESA driver should probably be installed as a default fallback
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11 (Show other bugs)
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Blocks: xorg-modular
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Reported: 2005-11-13 07:17 EST by Nicolas Mailhot
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-11-14 17:59:27 EST
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Description Nicolas Mailhot 2005-11-13 07:17:02 EST
Description of problem:

Right now an X11 modular upgrade does not install any driver
It would probably be a good idea to install at least the vesa driver by default

ie make xorg-x11-server-Xorg depend on it
Comment 1 Nicolas Mailhot 2005-11-13 09:04:52 EST
probably a good idea to install the keyboard and mouse driver by default too ;)
Comment 2 Mike A. Harris 2005-11-14 17:18:06 EST
(In reply to comment #0)
> Right now an X11 modular upgrade does not install any driver
> It would probably be a good idea to install at least the vesa driver by default
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> ie make xorg-x11-server-Xorg depend on it

We're going to have a separate 'virtual' package which contains dependencies
on every driver built for a particular architecture, and have the X server
"Requires" the virtual package.

This gives us the following benefits:
1) We can ensure that all drivers get installed mandatorily on OS installs.
2) We can ensure that all drivers get installed on upgrades[1]
3) We can upgrade individual drivers whenever we like, without updating all
   of them at the same time just for one driver.
4) If we want to add or remove a driver from the OS, or on a single
   architecture, we can add/remove the driver, update the virtual package,
   and release the new virtual package and new driver without having to
   also release a new X server package.

I'll add the vesa driver to the hard coded Xorg list in the next build.

(In reply to comment #1)
> probably a good idea to install the keyboard and mouse driver by default too 

Yep, jeremy added that last night.

Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2005-11-14 17:59:27 EST
These are added now 

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