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Bug 522878

Summary: x11-base/xorg-drivers - replace video_cards_intel with video_cards_i915 and video_cards_i965 for x11-drivers/xf86-video-intel
Product: Gentoo Linux Reporter: charles17
Component: Current packagesAssignee: Gentoo X packagers <x11>
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE    
Severity: normal CC: Adrian.Bassett
Priority: Normal    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
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Description charles17 2014-09-15 14:33:19 UTC
When /etc/portage/make.conf has either of VIDEO_CARDS=i915 or VIDEO_CARDS=i965,
x11-base/xorg-drivers should pull in x11-drivers/xf86-video-intel

This way, the same VIDEO_CARDS=  value will apply for x11-base/xorg-drivers as it does for media-libs/mesa.

And it would cause much less confusion for noobs not having to put two values into VIDEO_CARDS=
Comment 1 Chí-Thanh Christopher Nguyễn gentoo-dev 2014-09-15 15:29:50 UTC
i915 and i965 are only flags for mesa, in order to allow more fine-grained control over which drivers to build. They are meant to be specified in addition to intel, not as a replacement.
Comment 2 Rémi Cardona gentoo-dev 2014-09-15 19:18:18 UTC
The one USE flag to control support for _ALL_ Intel GPUs is VIDEO_CARDS=intel. Some ebuilds offer finer grained support, such as mesa.

IMHO, if we were to "clean up" Intel-related USE flags, I would remove all USE flags and just keep "intel". But right now, we have no such plan.

VIDEO_CARDS=intel is the way to go

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 431794 ***