Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 173060
Modular X: The VESA driver should probably be installed as a default fallback
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:17 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
probably a good idea to install the keyboard and mouse driver by default too ;)
(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
> 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
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.
These are added now