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ACER AOD270 Atom N2600,Cedar Trail platform Intel GMA 3600

Postby RTPDr on Fri Oct 26, 2012 12:20 pm

I am a new to linux(Dont want to see the terminal for more than 5 sec) I removed the Linpus linux that came along with ACER AOD270 Atom N2600,Cedar Trail platform Intel GMA 3600 graphics card (I am not a techee).To my best of knowledge, intel has incorporated the drivers with their own linux distro Meego 1.2. They have also released it for fedora 16, which can be punched inside with much programming.
I ve tried Ubuntu 12.04 and after installing couldn't adjust the brightness. But after updating, it showed to install additional drivers and installed the Cedarview drivers. Those crashed after some time. Now I am very happy with Linuxmint13. Searched the synaptic for cedar and installed 4 softwares for cedartrial and cedarview and I played a movie 1920x800 nicely. For adjusting brighness , the Fn+ arrow keys worked well. Additional brighness reduction was achieved with RedshiftGUI

Check this link for further data by chip gurus.
http://www.linuxtech.net/reviews/intel_ ... _draw.html

I tried meego 1.2 for cedartrail, and from the usb boot, I was able to reduce brightness and some pop up graphics showed up on clicking with 3D efects. The OS was ridiculous , probably for schoolkids and hence I abandoned it.
I tried to install 3.6.2 kernals into LM13 and aftr installing cedartrial drivers, x org collapsed, became ok after uninstalling the kernal.

My LM13 installation after update is showing 2 drivers for installation 1) drm driver for intel gma500 -This package contains the drm driver for Cedar Trail in DKMS format. 2)Intel cedar view graphics driver -3D-accelerated proprietary graphics driver for Intel Cedarview cards.
This driver is required to fully utilise the 3D potential of some Intel Cedarview cards, as well as provide 2D acceleration of newer cards.
I have installed these and are working well.screen resolution is 1200X 600, maximum.
The following is the output for the command glxinfo | grep direct
PVRDRIInitPVR2D: PVR2D device index (0)direct rendering: Yes

I heard that these drivers are not fully functional also. I cannot see my bluetooth adapters in LM13, which showed up for a while when on 3.6.2 kernel
My question is
1) are these the real things needed for my netbook ?
2.I am I doing it with right stuff ?
3)Is there any way by which I can achieve more perfomance for my netbook without typing much into trminal ?
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Re: ACER AOD270 Atom N2600,Cedar Trail platform Intel GMA 36

Postby xenopeek on Sat Oct 27, 2012 7:22 am

Perhaps this has improved, but by mid this year Intel was discouraging Linux users to go for Atom chips with the GMA 3600 as due to Intel having sourced the PowerVR IGP on these Atoms from Imagination Technologies they can't release the driver open source as they are doing for their own IGPs. And Imagination Technologies wasn't supporting 3D hardware accelaration (need at the time to run Gnome Shell, Unity and Cinnamon, amongst others) on its Linux drivers. See more here: viewtopic.php?f=59&t=105091
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Re: ACER AOD270 Atom N2600,Cedar Trail platform Intel GMA 36

Postby RTPDr on Mon Oct 29, 2012 1:54 am

Thanks vincent. I ve installed LM13>updated>installed the cedarview drm drivers through additional driver option>installed the vaapi drivers and drivers for cedartrail through synaptic. Is there any advantage of installing these by the method described by grider at https://gist.github.com/2925633 ? will there be any benefit if intall 3.3 kernals ?
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Re: ACER AOD270 Atom N2600,Cedar Trail platform Intel GMA 36

Postby RTPDr on Sat Nov 17, 2012 7:48 am

3.3.6 kernel failed to go along with xorg.
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Re: ACER AOD270 Atom N2600,Cedar Trail platform Intel GMA 36

Postby catweazel on Sat Nov 17, 2012 8:25 am

RTPDr wrote:3.3.6 kernel failed to go along with xorg.

What does that mean?
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Re: ACER AOD270 Atom N2600,Cedar Trail platform Intel GMA 36

Postby RTPDr on Sat Nov 17, 2012 12:38 pm

when i was loading the kernel thru terminal (i am a newbee), it was showing some error with the cedarview drivrs. Then when i rebooted, the xorg (or is it the GUI of LM13) failed to load and i have to remove the kernel.
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Re: ACER AOD270 Atom N2600,Cedar Trail platform Intel GMA 36

Postby zalexxxx on Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:17 pm

Hi, sorry to dig up the topic, but I'm so in to find an answer !!!

I use a AOD270 netbook with now Mint KDE Maya.
I installed the cedar view drivers, which are noticed as "installed but not used"

I tried to create a xorg.conf file with other resolutions, but nothing works, I can't use any other resolution than 1024x600

How do you manage to use a 1920x800 resolution ?

Thanks for your help :)
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Re: ACER AOD270 Atom N2600,Cedar Trail platform Intel GMA 36

Postby RTPDr on Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:50 am

I didnt try anything othr than LM13xcfe. i blv kde and cinnamon are 3d something and lesslikely to run on this drivers.xfce is working perfect so far (4 months). I cannot go above 1204 x 800 also. but when I conect it to my samsung hd tv, and use the monitor output i am getting all outputs till 19XX. i even played full hd movie flawlessly. for slide show i need to change the reoslution to 800x600 otherwise whole screen wont show up. I sugest u try lmxfce13 and after update search for additional driver.
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Re: ACER AOD270 Atom N2600,Cedar Trail platform Intel GMA 36

Postby RTPDr on Thu Aug 29, 2013 6:51 am

LM15 xfce is working well now in my netbook. No cedarview graphics card, but 1200X600 resolution and brightness adjustment is working well. Open GL drivers. slightly laggy at times. any opinion ?
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Re: ACER AOD270 Atom N2600,Cedar Trail platform Intel GMA 36

Postby RTPDr on Tue Oct 15, 2013 12:24 pm

These things really helped to solve the slight screen lag at times
http://ef.gy/ubuntu-cedarview-drivers

remove the 'splash' part from the GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT variable in /etc/default/grub
set GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="video=LVDS-1:d" (in my case though I am able to see the monitor without htis command tweak, it seems better now with these lines inserted)
uncomment the GRUB_TERMINAL=console

Now Mint xfce 13 32 bit is running smoothly
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Re: ACER AOD270 Atom N2600,Cedar Trail platform Intel GMA 36

Postby RTPDr on Tue Oct 22, 2013 10:46 am

again glitchy now. some times takes seconds for mouse clicks to respond.....any last resort help ??? :cry: :cry:
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Re: ACER AOD270 Atom N2600,Cedar Trail platform Intel GMA 36

Postby RTPDr on Sat Nov 16, 2013 1:18 pm

Left the ceratrail and shifted ti celeron dual core..everything is fine now..The only distros that ran well are the follows
1.Linux lite 1.6 32 bit
2. Slax 7
Too complicated..
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