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    Phoronix: There's A Discussion Again About Flipping On Intel "Fastboot" DRM Driver Support

    For over six years now has been the Intel DRM driver's "Fastboot" support for eliminating unnecessary mode-set operations during the boot process, with an original focus on improving the laptop/ultrabook boot experience. While there have been attempts at getting Fastboot enabled by default, it hasn't happened to date but now a Red Hat developer is hoping to get it turned on for at least some generations of Intel hardware to benefit the work going into improving the Fedora boot experience...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...018-Discussion

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    Nice to see some progress being made in this area but at least for my T530 i915.fastboot is still unusable. For some reason, enabling it will disable the automatic adjustment of dual monitor setups leading the the screen just being cloned by default instead of remembering the past configuration after a reboot. No clue why this happens.

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    • #3
      What do they mean with "modern hardware"? Broadwell+?
      ## VGA ##
      AMD: X1950XTX, HD3870, HD5870
      Intel: GMA45, HD3000 (Core i5 2500K)

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      • #4
        Enabling fastboot on my Hashwell laptop (Asus N7511J) breaks the usage of the Brightness keys, for which I have created a bug report about a year ago.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by darkbasic View Post
          What do they mean with "modern hardware"? Broadwell+?
          From the mailing list, it appears to be Skylake+.

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