[Debian-eeepc-devel] What xserver-xorg-* packages are needed?

Eric Cooper ecc at cmu.edu
Thu Aug 7 14:06:03 UTC 2008

On Thu, Aug 07, 2008 at 11:22:07AM +0200, Paul Menzel wrote:
> wanting to install lxde
> sudo aptitude install lxde
> for example the xserver-xorg-video-all is going to be installed as a
> dependency.
> I would like to add a list to [1], where only the necessary packages are
> listed.

Each X video package provides the virtual xserver-xorg-video-N package.
Apt pulls in xserver-xorg-video-all by default, but you can prune it
down based on your actual hardware.

You can check whether a package is really required by doing, e.g.,
    apt-get -s remove xserver-xorg-video-vmware
and see if it would remove anything besides the package you specify.
If not, you can go ahead and really remove it.

The input situation is similar -- you probably don't need
xserver-xorg-input-wacom, for example.

Eric Cooper             e c c @ c m u . e d u

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