The following modules were formally deprecated in the 7.0 release, and were not added to the modular tree:

  • Display PostScript
  • Speedo font module & fonts (disabled by default in 6.8 and 6.9)
  • The wacom(4) input driver; the linuxwacom project provides a superior replacement.
  • Xsun and XsunLynx DDXes.

The following subsystems are scheduled to be removed after the 7.0 release:

  • All module loader backends besides the libdl backend.
  • The "Keyboard" driver (deprecated in 6.8 in favor of "kbd" driver on platforms that support it)
    • "kbd" doesn't work on 2.4-kernel sparcs, apparently because of some kernel keymap problems. And 2.6 kernels aren't working well on sparcs yet for other reasons.