While upgrading my system packages I noticed an entry on the changelog that reads:
xserver-xorg-video-intel (2:2.99.917+git20160127-1) unstable; urgency=medium * New upstream snapshot. * control: Document build-depends for dri3info and tests, benchmarks. * control: Update description to mention that this driver is deprecated in favor of -modesetting. * rules: Use upstream-unstable branch to build a snapshot tarball. * control: Add libxss-dev to build-depends for intel-virtual-output. -- Timo Aaltonen Wed, 27 Jan 2016 14:56:38 +0200
Sure enough, the description does says this:
Description-en: X.Org X server -- Intel i8xx, i9xx display driver This package provides the driver for the Intel i8xx and i9xx family of chipsets, including i810, i815, i830, i845, i855, i865, i915, i945 and i965 series chips. . This package also provides XvMC (XVideo Motion Compensation) drivers for i810/i815 and i9xx and newer chipsets. . This package is built from the X.org xf86-video-intel driver module. . This driver is deprecated in favor of the server builtin modesetting driver. <- here
This means that I can remove the xorg-intel driver if the modesetting driver is installed? If not, what does it means then?