Bug 1081449 - Impossible to get rid of Mesa-dri-nouveau
Impossible to get rid of Mesa-dri-nouveau
Status: RESOLVED INVALID
Classification: openSUSE
Product: openSUSE Tumbleweed
Classification: openSUSE
Component: X.Org
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armv7 openSUSE Factory
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Blocks: 1081210
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Reported: 2018-02-18 03:14 UTC by Andreas Färber
Modified: 2018-02-19 10:56 UTC (History)
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Description Andreas Färber 2018-02-18 03:14:16 UTC
At least on armv7l, despite annoying license warning on each update, it is still impossible to have a Tumbleweed system without Mesa-dri-nouveau. It's possible to remove it via "zypper rm Mesa-dri-nouveau", but the next "zypper dup" brings it back again.
Comment 1 Stefan Dirsch 2018-02-19 02:29:35 UTC
Weird. Mesa-dri-nouveau" only gets autoselected when xf86-video-nouveau gets autoselected via Hardware supplements to NVIDIA PCI graphics hardware. I can't imagine we have NVIDIA PCI graphics hardware on ARM, do we?

Maybe for some unknown reason you have xf86-video-nouveau installed? Then this should stop once uninstalling it.
Comment 2 Andreas Färber 2018-02-19 10:56:59 UTC
Confirming that xf86-video-nouveau was installed for some reason - likely not by myself, since I don't have an Nvidia card/chipset on this device.

I don't spot it in the package list of our Kiwi images:
https://build.opensuse.org/package/view_file/openSUSE:Factory:ARM/JeOS/packagelist.inc?expand=1
Might've been an indirect dependency?

Let's close it as invalid until we hear that it still gets installed for someone.

Don't discard the possibility of Nvidia PCI cards on Arm though, we've demo'ed that in the past at least on aarch64 systems, and Alex has been implementing ROM code emulation for Tianocore EDK2.