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In my new laptop, using i915 and the intel driver of Xorg, the laptop screen is called eDP1 in Randr

$ xrandr
eDP1 connected 1024x768+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 277mm x 156mm
   1366x768      60.14 +  40.09  
   1360x768      59.80    59.96  
   1024x768      60.00* 
   800x600       60.32    56.25  
   640x480       59.94  

Why is it called eDP1? what does the "e" of eDP1 stand for?

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Why is it called eDP1?

Because it is an embedded display port style adapter, and not a video graphics array style one.

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