too many video drivers

Oliver Fromme olli at
Wed Apr 1 01:46:32 PDT 2009

Tsu-Fan Cheng wrote:
 >    I am rebuilding ports and realize that i have too many input/video
 > drivers for x-win installed. i know i need nv driver since my graphic
 > card is from nvidia, and i want to deinstall all others. but i am not
 > sure if its safe to do so, e.g. i am confused by "xf86-video-chips"
 > since i don't know what kind of "chip" that stands for. can someone
 > tell me which are basics and which are safe to remove? thanks!!

For the record, it is a driver for "Chips&Technologies"
graphics card.  It's a brand that existed in the 90s of
the previous century.  They're long gone, and I'm certain
you won't need the driver.  I'm surprised that it still
exists today in Xorg at all.

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