Removing unwanted xorg-x11-drv packages

Pasha R at
Tue Sep 5 13:02:17 UTC 2006

On 9/5/06, Steven Haigh <netwiz at> wrote:
> Just playing with a new system install from FC5 (currently updating
> to rawhide), and I noticed there's a lot of xorg-x11-drivers that I
> don't require... is there a way to remove these? as if I just try,
> say, "rpm -e xorg-x11-drv-vmware" then it says that it can't be
> removed because it's required by xorg-x11-drivers.
> The first thing I thought of was to try --force, but then I
> remembered that --force only works for install and upgrades of packages.
> Is this possible in FC?

I don't think it is a good idea, distribution-wise. If you ever upgade
your graphic card, you will get a non-working system.

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