FS#23319 - xorg-server nouveau as standard

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Thomas Schneider (BlackLotus) - Friday, 18 March 2011, 02:26 GMT
Last edited by Andreas Radke (AndyRTR) - Friday, 18 March 2011, 11:49 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 4
Private No


As for the newest kernel versions all have by default the nouveau/drm kodule with kms support I would propose to set the nouveau driver as well as standard in xorg.
The automatic detection tries to load the best driver and is hardcoded into the xorg-server so I think it would be wise to change nv to nouveau (nv is not supported/maintained by nvidia anymore and the range of cards supported and even the features are inferior to the nouveau driver).

Enclosed is the patch for xorg.
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Closed by  Andreas Radke (AndyRTR)
Friday, 18 March 2011, 11:49 GMT
Reason for closing:  Won't implement
Additional comments about closing:  bring it upstream. we ship vanilla software wherever possible. see arch patching rules.
Comment by Gaetan Bisson (vesath) - Friday, 18 March 2011, 03:24 GMT
Why not submit that patch upstream?
Comment by Thomas Schneider (BlackLotus) - Friday, 18 March 2011, 09:55 GMT
Because it would take longer to merge.I would like that my next xorg update is already patched^^. But yes you are right I should make a feature request on the xorg mailing list.
Oh and a reason to not do it is as well that I don't know if every distro can work with that.Maybe ubuntu or something has a newer xorg release than kernel release and doesn't bring nouveau as default (hereby is ubuntu a patchwork where I suppose it doesn't matter because of the crazy stuff they merge into)