Widescreen Intel video BIOS hack no longer needed
Many of us with widescreen laptops which have Intel graphics chipsets have been unable to use wide display resolutions without running hacky programs (such as 855resolution or 915resolution) on every boot to patch the video BIOS.
The new xf86-video-intel-2.0.0 driver no longer uses the video BIOS, it does native mode setting. In other words, the 855resolution/915resolution utilities are no longer needed.
For Gentoo users: xf86-video-intel is named xf86-intel-i810 in the portage tree.