too many video drivers

Adam Vandemore amvandemore at
Tue Mar 31 12:39:11 PDT 2009

Tsu-Fan Cheng wrote:
> Hi,
>    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!!
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Depending on what versions of things you use the nvidia-driver port and 
/usr/ports/x11-drivers/xf86-video-nouveau may be replacements for the nv 
driver.  Honestly I'm not really sure what the xf86-video-chips
 port does, but I don't think it's related to nvidia and is perhaps for 
older video chipsets.

Something like pkg_cutleaves but you should be very careful using it.

Adam Vandemore
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