It looks like there will be no Linux support for GMA 3600. Rumor has it, the Cedar Trail chip is phased out:
Meanwhile, there is another interesting rumor about yet another famous market player loosing a huge chip order for no Linux support:
Perhaps Intel should look and learn some lessons, at least for a future version of their Atom (or whatever) chip.
"Asus are about to launch an 11.6” screen notebook loaded with Ubuntu 12.04. Part of the continuance of the popular EeePC line, the 1225C uses the latest generation dual core Intel Cedar Trail mobile processor and will be available with either a 1.6 Ghz N2600 or a 1.86 Ghz N2800 cpu,"
I don't think Asus would release a Linux notebook with crippled Cedar Trail CPUs, so it may pressure Intel to supply a Linux driver, or even develop a drive in-house. Let us pray.
It's the second time I faced this issue. Last time I could add an external graphic card but this time I bought a fanlass mini PC and I can't.
Again I was think that choosing Intel was sign of broader support between several OS/distributions. And I am wrong.
This chip has been included in many laptops and so on so I was almost sure it would be no pb and that Intel learnt from the past.
Guys it couldn't be so difficult for you to produce linux drivers? Why not doing them for your customers? You plan to provide built in solutions which ends up in servers etc.. so linux is one choice that couldn't be avoided.
It's really a shame. Besides you don't even communicate and answer customers who have spend money and have trust your brand.
Taking into consideration no Intel representative replied in this thread I get the impression that the only way to make them respond is to spread a word e.g over the Facebook on that (sharing this thread).
This is not a problem of lack of Linux support - this is a complete ignorance of customer voice!! It's really not that hard to state: "get lost you Linux loosers, we don't care for Linux support so no point in waiting for it, look for other HW if you want to run Linux on it".