I needed an affordable and small netbook for running Ubuntu, and recently bought a Packard Bell dot-sc, Atom N2600 and GMA 3600. I should have researched more, but I trusted Intel. Needless to say, I am very dissapointed with the unwillingness of Intel to release proper Linux drivers. I thought a company of its size and resources would take better care of its customers.
I've been able to get somewhat decent performance on Ubuntu 10.04.1 using the drivers already mentioned in this thread, but performance should be way better.
I am very disappointed as well. I have an Asus eee pc with the Atom n2600 chip, which is in the mail to me. I should have done more research. I will return it when it gets here. I don't like the idea of spending money on a new computer and being restricted to Windows 7 operating system. What happens when new software stops being supported on windows 7? Cant upgrade the operating system....? No Linux?
When I was researching netbooks I was under the impression that they were originally made to run on Linux...
Why no support now?
I have tried installing Ubuntu 12.04 with cedarview drivers.
VAAPI hardware acceleration is working (with mplayer)
But for a media center to work I also need some openGL harware acceleration.
As far as I have tested Ubuntu, when I run glxgears the CPU utilization is 150%
I have found this document in previous post: enabling_hardware_accelerated_playback_ubuntu_12.pdf
In the 13th page it is said that:
Max CPU utilization for glxgears application should be less than 2 %
Is someone has this result with Meego or Custom Intel driver ?
I worked a little more on this problem this weekend.
Meego 1.2 has correct glxgears performances.
I tried to compile custom kernel 3.1 for Ubuntu.
What I can say is: to have hardware acceleration for OpenGL,
you have to activate AIGLX in X11 conf files.
But this is instable in my system.
Can you try on your system and tell me if it's stable?
Following your suggestion I enabled the aiglx option in the mentioned config file.
It vastly improved 3D performance, kudos! I did just a short test (about half an hour, ran glxgears, gnuplot, played shareware quake with the quakespasm, and extreme tuxracer.)
How/when does the instability appears for you? Do you experience overheating?
I've found that there is a certain error that prevents starting applications.
PVRDRIInitPVR2D: PVR2D device index(0)PVRDRIMakeCurrentGC: GLMakeCurrentGC failed(3)Video mode 800x600x32 initialized.
I assume it is related to switching resolutions. Quake fails to start five out of six times, but when it starts, it is playable and does not crash (it did core dump upon quitting though). Apart from that, things worked as before. Accelerated video playback works as before. Suspend and restore works.
Did some benchmarks, running quake timedemo demo1 in 1024x600 and got on average 45fps. CPU load was ca 50% (one core working full?).
Note that I use a non-pae kernel 3.2.0-36 (ubuntu 12.04) and gnome 2D, so 3D gui effects (compiz) is disabled. The hardware is an ASUS x101CH netbook.
I tested blender 2.62. it is a glitchfest with opengl enabled: surfaces do not appear correctly, they flip between black and textured as mouse moves over them, so most of the screen is black and only a small area is rendered.
I sad. I dislike new linux-distro userspace. But old doesn't work with 3+ kernels.
What problem in compile this module in (still!) popular 2.6.32 linux kernel?
This thread is about 158 messages. I think much more peoples have problems and think bad about Intel and Imagination Technologies.
This problem makes me to take my samsung netbook back to shop, because working correctly MeeGo have many problems in usability, like in gnome3 / unity.
Dear Intel guys.... im really really upset, because I trusted this company and recommended it for my friend who wanted a good linux netbook. After I bought it I found out that there is no Linux support and seeing Intels approach, there will never be one. No driver is even worse than buggy AMD graphic driver... so you know what Ill recommend next time. thank you for this really bad experience.
Thank you Peter, I get it, compiled, installed and rebooted, only got a black screen.
Looking at xorg log got a long list of problems due to differents versions of the packages, is there a way to downgrade?ù
I'm on Debian
ii xorg-docs-core 1:1.6-1 all Core documentation for the X.org X Window System
ii xorg-sgml-doctools 1:1.10-1 all Common tools for building X.Org SGML documentation
ii xserver-xorg 1:7.7+2 i386 X.Org X server
ii xserver-xorg-core 2:1.12.4-5 i386 Xorg X server - core server
ii xserver-xorg-input-all 1:7.7+2 i386 X.Org X server -- input driver metapackage
ii xserver-xorg-input-evdev 1:2.7.0-1+b1 i386 X.Org X server -- evdev input driver
ii xserver-xorg-input-synaptics 1.6.2-2 i386 Synaptics TouchPad driver for X.Org server
ii xserver-xorg-input-wacom 0.15.0+20120515-2 i386 X.Org X server -- Wacom input driver
ii xserver-xorg-video-all 1:7.7+2 i386 X.Org X server -- output driver metapackage
ii xserver-xorg-video-apm 1:1.2.3-3 i386 X.Org X server -- APM display driver
ii xserver-xorg-video-ark 1:0.7.4-1+b1 i386 X.Org X server -- ark display driver
ii xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:6.14.4-7 i386 X.Org X server -- AMD/ATI display driver wrapper
ii xserver-xorg-video-chips 1:1.2.4-2 i386 X.Org X server -- Chips display driver
ii xserver-xorg-video-cirrus 1:1.4.0-2 i386 X.Org X server -- Cirrus display driver
ii xserver-xorg-video-fbdev 1:0.4.2-4+b3 i386 X.Org X server -- fbdev display driver
ii xserver-xorg-video-geode 2.11.13-3 i386 X.Org X server -- Geode GX2/LX display driver
ii xserver-xorg-video-i128 1:1.3.5-1+b1 i386 X.Org X server -- i128 display driver
ii xserver-xorg-video-i740 1:1.3.2-4+b3 i386 X.Org X server -- i740 display driver
ii xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.19.0-6 i386 X.Org X server -- Intel i8xx, i9xx display driver
ii xserver-xorg-video-mach64 6.9.1-2 i386 X.Org X server -- ATI Mach64 display driver
ii xserver-xorg-video-mga 1:1.5.0-3 i386 X.Org X server -- MGA display driver
ii xserver-xorg-video-neomagic 1:1.2.6-1 i386 X.Org X server -- Neomagic display driver
ii xserver-xorg-video-nouveau 1:1.0.1-5 i386 X.Org X server -- Nouveau display driver
ii xserver-xorg-video-openchrome 1:0.2.906-2 i386 X.Org X server -- VIA display driver
ii xserver-xorg-video-r128 6.8.2-1 i386 X.Org X server -- ATI r128 display driver
ii xserver-xorg-video-radeon 1:6.14.4-7 i386 X.Org X server -- AMD/ATI Radeon display driver
ii xserver-xorg-video-rendition 1:4.2.4-3 i386 X.Org X server -- Rendition display driver
ii xserver-xorg-video-s3 1:0.6.3-4+b3 i386 X.Org X server -- legacy S3 display driver
ii xserver-xorg-video-s3virge 1:1.10.4-5 i386 X.Org X server -- S3 ViRGE display driver
ii xserver-xorg-video-savage 1:2.3.4-1 i386 X.Org X server -- Savage display driver
ii xserver-xorg-video-siliconmotion 1:1.7.6-1 i386 X.Org X server -- SiliconMotion display driver
ii xserver-xorg-video-sis 1:0.10.4-1 i386 X.Org X server -- SiS display driver
ii xserver-xorg-video-sisusb 1:0.9.4-3 i386 X.Org X server -- SiS USB display driver
ii xserver-xorg-video-tdfx 1:1.4.4-1 i386 X.Org X server -- tdfx display driver
ii xserver-xorg-video-trident 1:1.3.5-1 i386 X.Org X server -- Trident display driver
ii xserver-xorg-video-tseng 1:1.2.4-3 i386 X.Org X server -- Tseng display driver
ii xserver-xorg-video-vesa 1:2.3.1-1+b1 i386 X.Org X server -- VESA display driver
ii xserver-xorg-video-vmware 1:12.0.2-1+b1 i386 X.Org X server -- VMware display driver
ii xserver-xorg-video-voodoo 1:1.2.4-2+b3 i386 X.Org X server -- Voodoo display dr
#instruction will make deb package :
sudo wget --continue http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v3.0/linux-3.1.10.tar.bz2
sudo tar jxvf linux-3.1.10.tar.bz2
sudo cp xxxx/kernel-ttm-clear-high.patch /usr/src/linux-3.1.10
sudo cp xxxx/cedarview-kernel-v1.0.1_bee.patch /usr/src/linux-3.1.10
sudo patch -p1 < kernel-ttm-clear-high.patch
sudo patch -p1 < cedarview-kernel-v1.0.1_bee.patch
sudo cp /boot/config-`uname -r` ./.config
sudo nano drivers/staging/Kconfig
#Add the following line to drivers/staging/Kconfig:
sudo nano drivers/staging/Makefile
# Add the following line to drivers/staging/Makefile:
obj-$(CONFIG_DRM_INTEL_CDV) += cdv/
sudo make menuconfig
#To enable the Cedarview kernel driver component, be sure to set the following
#kernel config variables:
CONFIG_DRM_PSB is not set
CONFIG_DRM_CDV_DEBUG is not set
CONFIG_DRM_PVR_PDUMP is not set
sudo make-kpkg clean
sudo fakeroot make-kpkg --initrd --append-to-version=-cedarview kernel_image kernel_headers
## this vill install kernel and headers
sudo dpkg -i linux-image-3.1.10-cedarview_3.1.10-cedarview-10.00.Custom_i386.deb
sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.1.10-cedarview_3.1.10-cedarview-10.00.Custom_i386.deb
#if dont work remove it
sudo dpkg -r linux-image-3.1.10-cedarview_3.1.10-cedarview-10.00.Custom_i386.deb
sudo dpkg -r linux-headers-3.1.10-cedarview_3.1.10-cedarview-10.00.Custom_i386.deb