[!!POLL!!] Mint KDE nice with Intel Atom? Intel GMA gfx

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Does Mint KDE run without issues (slowdowns/freezes) on your netbook?

Runs flawlessly (as in NO slowdowns, NO freezes + has fancy effects ENABLED)
1
50%
Runs flawlessly (fancy effects DISABLED)
0
No votes
Runs "Okay" (as in it takes a bit of time to load up, but once loaded, doesn't cause any further trouble)
0
No votes
Runs slow
0
No votes
Makes your netbook explode or catch fire
1
50%
 
Total votes : 2

[!!POLL!!] Mint KDE nice with Intel Atom? Intel GMA gfx

Postby sagirfahmid3 on Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:20 pm

So, I bought a netbook for my mom recently. Wondering if any of you netbook users experience any slowdowns on Mint KDE? If not, I will put KDE on my parent's laptop since it most resembles Windows 7; otherwise I will put Xfce or Gnome 2 (Mint 9). I've never had a netbook before, I have 2 LAPTOPS (dual core and all that good stuff).

Please post your opinions on this matter and PLEASE vote (VOTE ONLY IF you have a netbook with ANY -->>[Intel Atom]<<-- processor AND are running KDE on it).

Specs of the netbook:
HP Mini 1151 NR
Intel Atom 1.6GHz (not 1.66GHz, but the 60MHz shouldn't make much difference anyways)
90GB HDD
1GB RAM
Intel GMA 950 graphics
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Re: [!!POLL!!] Mint KDE nice with Intel Atom? Intel GMA gfx

Postby xenopeek on Thu Aug 02, 2012 1:25 am

Moved here by moderator.

Linking to a somewhat related post: viewtopic.php?f=59&t=105091. There are some Intel Atom processors (CedarView: D2300, D2500, D2550, D2600, D2700; and Cedar Trail: N2600, N2700, N2800)) that have a PowerVR GPU (GMA 500, GMA 600, GMA 3600 or GMA 3650) and that are not well supported on Linux. If you're thinking about buying something with an Intel Atom processor, avoid these.
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Re: [!!POLL!!] Mint KDE nice with Intel Atom? Intel GMA gfx

Postby caf4926 on Thu Aug 02, 2012 1:58 am

Atom N550 Running MMate13 nicely and openSUSE 12.1 KDE4.9

Here is some hardware info for you, all working perfectly
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00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation N10 Family DMI Bridge [8086:a010] (rev 02)
   Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:83ac]
   Kernel driver in use: agpgart-intel
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation N10 Family Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:a011] (rev 02)
   Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:83ac]
   Kernel driver in use: i915
   Kernel modules: i915
00:02.1 Display controller [0380]: Intel Corporation N10 Family Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:a012] (rev 02)
   Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:83ac]
00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family High Definition Audio Controller [8086:27d8] (rev 02)
   Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:83ce]
   Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel
   Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel
00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 1 [8086:27d0] (rev 02)
   Kernel driver in use: pcieport
   Kernel modules: shpchp
00:1c.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 2 [8086:27d2] (rev 02)
   Kernel driver in use: pcieport
   Kernel modules: shpchp
00:1c.3 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 4 [8086:27d6] (rev 02)
   Kernel driver in use: pcieport
   Kernel modules: shpchp
00:1d.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:27c8] (rev 02)
   Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:83ad]
   Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
00:1d.1 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:27c9] (rev 02)
   Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:83ad]
   Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
00:1d.2 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #3 [8086:27ca] (rev 02)
   Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:83ad]
   Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
00:1d.3 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #4 [8086:27cb] (rev 02)
   Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:83ad]
   Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
00:1d.7 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB2 EHCI Controller [8086:27cc] (rev 02)
   Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:83ad]
   Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge [8086:2448] (rev e2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation NM10 Family LPC Controller [8086:27bc] (rev 02)
   Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:83ad]
   Kernel modules: iTCO_wdt
00:1f.2 SATA controller [0106]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH7 Family SATA Controller [AHCI mode] [8086:27c1] (rev 02)
   Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:83ad]
   Kernel driver in use: ahci
01:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Atheros Communications Inc. AR8132 Fast Ethernet [1969:1062] (rev c0)
   Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:838a]
   Kernel driver in use: atl1c
   Kernel modules: atl1c
02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Ralink corp. RT3090 Wireless 802.11n 1T/1R PCIe [1814:3090]
   Subsystem: AzureWave Device [1a3b:1087]
   Kernel driver in use: rt2800pci
   Kernel modules: rt2800pci
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Re: [!!POLL!!] Mint KDE nice with Intel Atom? Intel GMA gfx

Postby The-Wizard on Thu Aug 02, 2012 4:14 am

my acer A100 [old aspire] with atom 1.5gh 8gb ssd runs well on mint 11 lxde, mint 12 would not run [haven't tried 13 yet as i'm happy with it as is

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Re: [!!POLL!!] Mint KDE nice with Intel Atom? Intel GMA gfx

Postby sagirfahmid3 on Thu Aug 02, 2012 9:31 am

Thank you for your replies all.

Vincent, luckily the GFX chip is a GMA 950 so I'm good I think :P
Caf4926, good to know OpenSUSE KDE runs well on your Atom; probably Mint KDE will also. If it doesn't, I could make the switch to OpenSUSE (it's just as green as Mint :lol: )
The-Wizard, how well does Gnome 2 work on your netbook? or XFCE?

P.S. Caf4926, you should vote...It makes it faster and easier for people to compare
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Re: [!!POLL!!] Mint KDE nice with Intel Atom? Intel GMA gfx

Postby caf4926 on Fri Aug 03, 2012 12:27 am

Voting is subjective given the choice of answers.

I did vote. But it given the understanding that this is a netbook.
It's never going to perform as well or quickly as a more powerful Laptop or Desktop.
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