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SubjectRe: Linux Support for Thunderbolt using Apple Monitor
Hey Francois,

Francois Rigaut [Mon, Apr 30, 2012 at 11:45:52AM +1000]:
> I have a MBA 13" (mid 2011), and I believe we already have been in contact
> about the state of linux on it. Thanks for your early work on it, it helped
> me quite a bit in the initial setup.

Great to have helped!

> I agree with you that linux is now pretty stable on MBAs. I'm exclusively
> running linux on mine, and beside the thunderbold/displayport support issue
> (that's why I am replying to this thread), I have been more than happy with
> it. btw, I don't experience the X crashes myself, and the network (both
> wired and wireless) is working flawlessly.

Network is mostly working fine nowadays as well, besides having to issue
"reassociate" in wpa_cli after each resume/suspend and a new bug in Xorg
that forces me to "rmmod bcm5974; modprobe bcm5974;" to make Xorg
recognsie the touchpad again (speaking of Linux 3.3.3-1-ARCH and
X.Org X Server 1.12.1 and xf86-input-synaptics 1.5.99.904-1).

> Now to the thunderbolt support: I have myself a thunderbolt 27" at work. In
> a nutshell: [...]

This smells exactly like in the old Linux days, when an external monitor
only worked when it was connected at startup.

I've tried to get some information about thunderbolt, but it seems Intel
is currently unwillingly to give information out:

http://communities.intel.com/message/155263#155263

I'm wondering if anyone from the Intel developers reading this list
can comment on this?

Cheers,

Nico

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