Why does xserver need ATI, Intel, and NVIDIA modules together?
Yesterday my F7 received some updates, and among them there were two that caught my attention "xserver-810
" and "xserver-ati
" (names are approximated). I remembered those files are the x server files for Intel 810 and ATI graphics cards respectively and, since my box has a NVIDIA card I thought...WTF? Of course did not allow pup to update those files but then I thought "only installed packages can be updated" so checked in YUMEX and found out that those Intel & ATI x server files were actually installed.
My questions are: why are those packages installed? As far as I know I don't need them. However I've read things about the x server (some claim it can work without a xorg.conf file) which make me wonder, are those files actually required by the x server to function properly even though I don't have that hardware installed in my machine?
I have not uninstalled them...yet.
Notebook: Acer Aspire 5536-5112.
AMD Athlon X2 QL64 @ 2.1GHz, 4GB DDR2 PC2-5300, ATI Radeon HD3200 (256MB), 250GB Toshiba HDD, HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GT20N
Fedora 16 x86_64
Netbook: Acer Aspire One A150
Intel Atom N270 @ 1.6GHz, 1.5 GB DDR2 PC2-4200, Intel Graphics (8MB?), 160GB Seagate HDD
Fedora 15 i686