I just purchased the 27" auria 2560x1440 display, which uses the same panel as the thunderbolt display. I tried connecting it to my 2011 13" Macbook Pro via thunderbolt to DVI, but it's capped at 1080p (unless you use the more expensive dual link DVI adaptor). So today I purchased a mini display port to display port cable, as this should support the full resolution and is how you would connect a 27" cinema display. As soon as I plug in the mini display port cable, I get a kernel panic. I've been researching the issue, and I see that other people have had the same problem, but I haven't been able to find any resolution. I tried clearing the PRAM and SMC, and making sure the software is up to date, but I still get kernel panics. Does anyone have any recommendations? Thank you in advance.