If the user uses AMD hardware, does he still need nvidia i386 libraries?

I don't mind having to install propietary drivers for my games or steam
client to work,
but I don't want my system to be littered with packages that serve no

On Mon, 19 Feb 2018 14:29:43 +0000 Simon McVittie <s...@debian.org> wrote:
> On Mon, 19 Feb 2018 at 05:00:46 +0100, Laurent Bigonville wrote:
> > On Sat, 17 Feb 2018 22:04:31 +0000 Michael Gilbert <mgilb...@debian.org>
> > wrote:
> > > * Recommend nvidia-driver-libs-i386 (closes: #839592).
> >
> > With recommended packages being installed by default, isn't installing
> > nvidia libraries (pulling an extra 32Mb) by default when installing
steam a
> > bit too much?
> On one hand, installing non-free graphics drivers (which affect all users
> of a machine, not just those who run Steam, if you're using user-switching
> for privilege separation like I do) doesn't seem particularly desirable.
> On the other hand, "I installed Steam but half the games don't work
> because I only have 64-bit graphics drivers" is a terrible UX; and how
> many 32MB bundles of drivers will fit in the space required for one
> Steam game, or for that matter the Steam Runtime that the Steam client
> relies on? :-)
> Regards,
>     smcv

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