Orphaned package xf86-video-intel

I got notification:

(4/9) Orphaned package notification...
xf86-video-intel 1:2.99.917+916+g31486f40-2

I not sure if I can really remove this package since my system use Intel graphics:

OS: Garuda Linux
Host: HP 80FD
Kernel: 5.17.1-zen1-1-zen
Uptime: 39 days 11 hours 38 mins
Packages: 1359 (pacman)
Shell: bash
DE: Plasma 5.24.4
WM: KWin
WM Theme: Sweet-Dark
Terminal: konsole
CPU: Intel i5-6200U (4) @ 2.8GHz
GPU: Intel Skylake GT2 [HD Graphics 520]
Memory: 3.66GiB / 15.04GiB

Fastfetch, paleofetch, why?

We need


Read the template, before you delete the text, please.

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Yes, you can, and then you'd switch to the more modern modesetting driver which is the better choice in 95% of cases.


xf86-video-intel seems to still be in the Arch repos. I am not sure why you are seeing it as orphaned. :thinking:

EDIT: Because it is an orphaned repo package, not an orphaned AUR package.

Maybe it was in chaotic-aur before?

pacman -Qi xf86-video-intel


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The package is only needed if you run 1st/2nd Gen Intel-only cards. Later cards do not need it.

If one looks in MHWD you can see that, though the driver is installed you are still running in modesetting which is where you want to be, anyway.

Trying to remove it with pacman generates a lot of ominous warnings because it is part of Garuda's video conf settings. This method should probably not be used. However you can remove it using MHWD and no other irrelevant packages will be removed.

It's one of those things where users need to know their video card and drivers versus what gets installed by rota.


It used to be brought in as a dependency of mhwd; it was recently changed so it's not a dep any more (so it's a local orphan rather than an upstream orphan).


Ah. Sometimes I wish we had different terms to describe local orphans and AUR orphans which have completely different meanings.



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L1: 128 KiB desc: d-2x32 KiB; i-2x32 KiB L2: 512 KiB desc: 2x256 KiB
L3: 3 MiB desc: 1x3 MiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 820 high: 841 min/max: 400/2800 scaling:
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driver: i915 v: kernel ports: active: DP-3,DP-4,eDP-1
empty: DP-1, DP-2, DP-5, HDMI-A-1, HDMI-A-2 bus-ID: 00:02.0
chip-ID: 8086:1916 class-ID: 0300
Device-2: Z-Star Micro Venus USB2.0 Camera type: USB
driver: snd-usb-audio,uvcvideo bus-ID: 1-4.1:5 chip-ID: 0ac8:3420
class-ID: 0102 serial: <filter>
Display: x11 server: X.Org v: with: Xwayland v: 22.1.1
compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X: loaded: intel unloaded: modesetting
alternate: fbdev,vesa gpu: i915 display-ID: :0 screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 6400x1440 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 1688x380mm (66.46x14.96")
s-diag: 1730mm (68.12")
Monitor-1: not-matched mapped: DP1-1 pos: primary,top-center
res: 2560x1440 hz: 60 dpi: 108 size: 600x340mm (23.62x13.39")
diag: 690mm (27.15") modes: N/A
Monitor-2: not-matched mapped: DP1-2 pos: bottom-r res: 1920x1080 dpi: 92
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Monitor-3: eDP-1 mapped: eDP1 pos: bottom-l model: ChiMei InnoLux 0x14c0
built: 2015 res: 1920x1080 dpi: 157 gamma: 1.2 size: 310x170mm (12.2x6.69")
diag: 353mm (13.9") ratio: 16:9 modes: 1920x1080
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel HD Graphics 520 (SKL GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 22.0.1
direct render: Yes
Device-1: Intel Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio vendor: Hewlett-Packard
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel alternate: snd_soc_skl bus-ID: 00:1f.3
chip-ID: 8086:9d70 class-ID: 0403
Device-2: Z-Star Micro Venus USB2.0 Camera type: USB
driver: snd-usb-audio,uvcvideo bus-ID: 1-4.1:5 chip-ID: 0ac8:3420
class-ID: 0102 serial: <filter>
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class-ID: 0300 serial: <filter>
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Sound Server-3: PipeWire v: 0.3.49 running: yes
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Can you be more specify what I should to do... I'm new in Garuda/Arch world...

λ mhwd
> 0000:00:02.0 (0300:8086:1916) Display controller Intel Corporation:
NAME               VERSION          FREEDRIVER           TYPE
video-linux            2021.08.29                true            PCI
video-modesetting            2020.07.13                true            PCI
video-vesa            2017.03.12                true            PCI
λ sudo pacman -Q | grep mesa
lib32-libva-mesa-driver 22.0.1-3
lib32-mesa 22.0.1-3
lib32-mesa-demos 8.4.0-3
lib32-mesa-vdpau 22.0.1-3
lib32-opencl-mesa 22.0.1-3
lib32-vulkan-mesa-layers 22.0.1-3
libva-mesa-driver 22.0.1-3
mesa 22.0.1-3
mesa-demos 8.4.0-7
mesa-utils 8.4.0-7
mesa-vdpau 22.0.1-3
opencl-mesa 22.0.1-3
vulkan-mesa-layers 22.0.1-3


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in terminal if it is orphaned


xf86-video-intel didn't work with wayland on second monitor.
I removed it and I fixed it.

Now my Intel graphics works better.

ok done, and rebooted... it working... What about modesetting... do not know what it is... should I install via Garuda Setting Manger? (screenshot above)

Thats it you are done if it all works


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