[PATCH] Install fbdevhw.so in the correct os-specific path

Vignatti Tiago (Nokia-D/Helsinki) tiago.vignatti at nokia.com
Tue Jun 1 06:07:18 PDT 2010

On Tue, Jun 01, 2010 at 03:17:26AM +0200, ext Alan Coopersmith wrote:
> Only if you're ready to say f*** you to people with out of tree drivers,
> whether closed source like nvidia & ati, open source like openchrome &
> Virtual Box, or just plain confused like Poulsbo.   I'm not and since my
> employer would require maintaining a fork containing the loader code,
> I certainly hope most other people aren't either.

you're correct, I was missing the closed-source ones.

> Besides, after your crusade to reduce memory usage are you really suggesting
> that users waste disk space and memory on the drivers for the two dozen
> video card models they aren't using?

Memory-wise, if there's a dozen drivers linked and only one being used is the
same as having only one linked. Memory counts only when the driver bits are

And regarding the space occupied, distributions that use Xorg for small set of
devices (like MeeGo) would not be shipping with a bunch of video drivers
linked with the server. Even though, disk is free and embedded people don't
care that much.


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