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Thread: When using NVIDIA propriety drivers, what other driver packages can I safely remove?

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    When using NVIDIA propriety drivers, what other driver packages can I safely remove?

    When using NVIDIA propriety drivers, what other driver packages can I safely remove?

    Can I remove libdrm-intel packages?
    Are there any MESA drivers I can remove?
    Are there any drivers I should remove other than the open source NVIDIA drivers?

    Thank you!

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    Re: When using NVIDIA propriety drivers, what other driver packages can I safely remo

    Is everything working? Are you terribly low on hard drive space? Why do you want to remove anything?
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    Re: When using NVIDIA propriety drivers, what other driver packages can I safely remo

    You can remove all of the xserver-xorg-video packages except vesa,fbdev, and modesetting (those may be needed for fallback in case something goes wrong with nvidia blob).

    Can I remove libdrm-intel packages?
    When I try that, it wants to remove some other critical packages (gstreamer-bad, xorg, etc.)

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    Re: When using NVIDIA propriety drivers, what other driver packages can I safely remo

    Quote Originally Posted by CatKiller View Post
    Why do you want to remove anything?
    When I do a default Xubuntu install, I remove a ton of packages I don't need. This makes package management faster (smaller database, less updates to download), cuts down on RAM usage, and decreases startup time.

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    Re: When using NVIDIA propriety drivers, what other driver packages can I safely remo

    Beans = 22 compare beans = 8,990. Know what you are doing. Yes?
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