Re: [PATCH 2/3] acpi_video: Intel video is not always i915

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On Wed, 25 Apr 2012 13:40:18 +0100
Matthew Garrett <mjg59@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On Wed, Apr 25, 2012 at 01:24:38PM +0100, Alan Cox wrote:
> > Because as I said before there are two drivers involved and you may only
> > have one compiled into your kernel. If you have
> > 
> > CONFIG_DRM_I915=n
> > 
> > you want the acpi stuff to autoregister even if an i915 is found, but not
> > if a GMA500 is found. Ditto the reverse.
> No you don't - there's various platforms that will hang if you do that. 
> It's necessary to make sure that the DIDL fields are set up before 
> calling any ACPI video functions on opregion hardware.

Then the existing driver code is already broken, because it ifdefs out
the check if i915 is not compiled for the kernel.

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