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  • Linux 4.7 To Finally Support The First "Light Ridge" Thunderbolt Controller

    Phoronix: Linux 4.7 To Finally Support The First "Light Ridge" Thunderbolt Controller

    While "Light Ridge" was the first copper Thunderbolt controller and released back in 2010, only now in 2016 is the first-generation controller seeing mainline Linux support...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...-Ridge-Support

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    What about Thunderbolt 3?
    ## VGA ##
    AMD: X1950XTX, HD3870, HD5870
    Intel: GMA45, HD3000 (Core i5 2500K)

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    • #3
      Originally posted by darkbasic View Post
      What about Thunderbolt 3?
      Apple haven't shipped Thunderbolt 3 hardware yet, and all other vendors stick the Thunderbolt control code in system management mode rather than requiring OS-level support

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      • #4
        Originally posted by mjg59 View Post

        Apple haven't shipped Thunderbolt 3 hardware yet, and all other vendors stick the Thunderbolt control code in system management mode rather than requiring OS-level support

        Which is a true joy when that code doesn't work (looking at you, Dell.)

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        • #5
          Originally posted by mjg59 View Post

          Apple haven't shipped Thunderbolt 3 hardware yet, and all other vendors stick the Thunderbolt control code in system management mode rather than requiring OS-level support
          Does the Dell tb15 work in SMM on the XPS 13 9350? If so, why is Dell waiting for Intel TB3 driver support before making it compatible with Linux?
          ## VGA ##
          AMD: X1950XTX, HD3870, HD5870
          Intel: GMA45, HD3000 (Core i5 2500K)

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          • #6
            The Dell TB15 doesn't work, period. I believe they've pulled it from the market.

            Their TB SMM code works fine, until the system is suspended and resumed - at which point, it does nothing.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Sloth View Post
              Which is a true joy when that code doesn't work (looking at you, Dell.)
              It's not just Dell.
              Non-Apple implementations of Thunderbolt have the average reliability of WoL.

              Which is one of the reasons it never caught on (apart from costs, and the general ignorance of the users)

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