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    nbecker
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  • nbecker
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    I just ordered one also!

    I selected the upgraded IPS monitor.

    I want to install Fedora F21. Any advice on how to proceed?

    1. Did you install via USB stick?

    2. I've never had to deal with UEFI before now. Did you turn it off in the bios?

    3. Did you set it up multi-boot with windows (which it comes with)? I'm thinking to leave windows on a minimal partition (40G/256?).
    I believe F21 install should included the tool to resize the ntfs partition.

    Any other installation hints?

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  • chrisb
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  • chrisb
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    Originally posted by strange View Post
    Any chance that you could share your graphics-related configuration (Xorg config, if any, kernel parameters, module options etc)?

    I'm running Arch Linux and am experiencing some glitches.
    • With SNA I get choppy scrolling in Firefox and the screen goes completely crazy when I exit Xorg (text flying by mixed with "war of the ants", sometimes it goes back to normal but usually requires a reboot).
    • With UXA I get choppy scrolling and really bad 2d performance (think 15s to open a sliding hamburger menu, something that is very smooth with SNA).
    • Glamor is the same as UXA, sort of.


    Thank you in anticipation.
    1. Run the latest intel git and report any bugs https://01.org/linuxgraphics/community/xf86-video-intel

    2. If by "choppy scrolling" you mean tearing then try adding to xorg.conf: Option "TearFree" "true"

    To get rid of tearing on a modern Intel GPU without "TearFree" I think you need to be running a very recent Mesa stack and desktop with an OpenGL DRI3 vsyncing page flipping compositor. On Debian Jessie you will get tearing on XFCE (no page flip compositor, no DRI3 vsync), XFCE with compton (no DRI3 vsync), and Gnome (no DRI3 vsync). But TearFree works fine on all. Gnome on the Fedora 21 livecd has tearing too (I didn't try an updated install).

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  • strange
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  • strange
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    I couldn't PM you. I get the following error when searching for "x1" in the forums:

    Warning: Declaration of vBForum_Item_SocialGroupMessage::getLoadQuery() should be compatible with that of vB_Model::getLoadQuery() in ..../packages/vbforum/item/socialgroupmessage.php on line 0

    Warning: Declaration of vBForum_Item_SocialGroupDiscussion::getLoadQuery() should be compatible with that of vB_Model::getLoadQuery() in ..../packages/vbforum/item/socialgroupdiscussion.php on line 0
    Feel free to delete this message.

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  • strange
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  • strange
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    Ah, too bad. Was hoping for a nugget. So you're using vanilla i915 with no kernel parameters, module options or xorg tweaks?

    Maybe it's the panel that's the problem.

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  • Michael
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  • Michael
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    Originally posted by strange View Post
    Any chance that you could share your graphics-related configuration (Xorg config, if any, kernel parameters, module options etc)?

    I'm running Arch Linux and am experiencing some glitches.
    • With SNA I get choppy scrolling in Firefox and the screen goes completely crazy when I exit Xorg (text flying by mixed with "war of the ants", sometimes it goes back to normal but usually requires a reboot).
    • With UXA I get choppy scrolling and really bad 2d performance (think 15s to open a sliding hamburger menu, something that is very smooth with SNA).
    • Glamor is the same as UXA, sort of.


    Thank you in anticipation.
    I haven't encountered any issues using SNA mostly on Fedora and Ubuntu with this system.

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  • strange
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  • strange
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    Any chance that you could share your graphics-related configuration (Xorg config, if any, kernel parameters, module options etc)?

    I'm running Arch Linux and am experiencing some glitches.
    • With SNA I get choppy scrolling in Firefox and the screen goes completely crazy when I exit Xorg (text flying by mixed with "war of the ants", sometimes it goes back to normal but usually requires a reboot).
    • With UXA I get choppy scrolling and really bad 2d performance (think 15s to open a sliding hamburger menu, something that is very smooth with SNA).
    • Glamor is the same as UXA, sort of.


    Thank you in anticipation.

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  • hubick
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  • hubick
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    Originally posted by cygn View Post
    Thinkpad Yoga S1 here. Everything works marvelously on F21, including gnome touchscreen gestures. Just had to pull this for automatic sensor based rotation. Or this one gives you rotation / tablet controls without sensors through a GUI.
    Hey, thanks!

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  • Rezza
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  • Rezza
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    Originally posted by chrisb View Post
    The question was whether it could do triple external monitors? Hypothetically it might work with the DP port on the laptop and the two ports from the dock, but in practice it may not depending on how the video ports are wired to the OneLink port etc.
    Ah, ok. I'm blind. Just saw tripple monitors, not tripple external monitors. I don't have a clue, as I don't have three monitors but I could try it with my colleague's monitor. Just I can't promise that .

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  • chrisb
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  • chrisb
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    Originally posted by Rezza View Post
    Originally posted by juancferrer View Post
    Is there any way to run triple external monitors on this thing? I'm guessing that you need the onelink dock.
    I would buy one now if knew it could do triple monitors. Otherwise, it's macbook pro for me.
    Get OneLink Pro Dock...

    ... with OneLink Pro dock you can have two Full HD outputs or just one HiDPI)
    The question was whether it could do triple external monitors? Hypothetically it might work with the DP port on the laptop and the two ports from the dock, but in practice it may not depending on how the video ports are wired to the OneLink port etc.
    chrisb
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    Last edited by chrisb; 16 February 2015, 11:22 AM.

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  • chrisb
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  • chrisb
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    Originally posted by riklaunim View Post
    There are Display Port splitters to two HDMI which with laptop HDMI port (some models only) would give 3x HDMI. There are also USB3 docking stations that can provide multiple displays (thanks to for example SMSC chips), but Linux support for them is non-existing. Those DP splitters had also mixed Linux users feedback in the past... But it works on Windows.
    DisplayPort MST splitters got mixed feedback under Linux because they weren't supported until very recently (3.17 kernel, October 2014). But if you have a recent kernel it should work fine... and if not, report it as a bug. There are a few mDP - 3xDP MST adaptors available now, and there are docks which incorporate MST hubs, which should all work for triplehead on Linux. As someone already mentioned, the Macbook is one of the few laptops that supports triple external displays (2xDP,1xHDMI) without needing any extra hardware.

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