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Old 09-17-2014, 01:46 PM   #1
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GMA 3600 on Linux Mint


total newb here. My issue is that I am getting the "Hardware Acceleration" message upon login and my performance is shotty at best. I have a ASRock AD2550R/U3S3 with 4gb of ram.

Everywhere that I have been reading hasn't been very encouraging about the GMA 3600 working with Linux, but most of what I see has been at least two years old. Has anyone had any luck with getting around the hardware acceleration issue? I tried installing and running MATE with no luck as well.

I've looked high and low for a walkthrough or tutorial with no luck. The only thing I found was that I could install Mint 13 32b and that should work. Thought I'd ask you fine folks before I go through yet another re-install.

Thanks!
 
Old 09-17-2014, 04:07 PM   #2
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I'm sorry to have to advise you that Mint 13 is very out of date (2010?), and is no longer supported.

You are likely to have better success with a more up to date distribution of linux. Things change faster in the linux world.

If you need further help, just post here.
 
Old 09-18-2014, 02:42 PM   #3
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mint 13 (maya) is an LTS release and supported until 2017.

please don't assume that people know what "the" message is, or your truncated hardware specs.

please post output of
Code:
lspci -vk | grep -iA10 vga
and tell us something about age & type of your computer and the trouble (errors? error messages?) you are experiencing.
thanks.
 
Old 09-19-2014, 11:48 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by ondoho View Post
mint 13 (maya) is an LTS release and supported until 2017.

please don't assume that people know what "the" message is, or your truncated hardware specs.

please post output of
Code:
lspci -vk | grep -iA10 vga
and tell us something about age & type of your computer and the trouble (errors? error messages?) you are experiencing.
thanks.
This is what it reads out when I ran the code.

Code:
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Atom Processor D2xxx/N2xxx Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 0b) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
	Subsystem: ASRock Incorporation Device 0be2
	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 51
	Memory at fe400000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1M]
	I/O ports at f140 [size=8]
	Expansion ROM at <unassigned> [disabled]
	Capabilities: <access denied>
	Kernel driver in use: gma500

00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
	Subsystem: ASRock Incorporation Device 3a37
The system is brand new to me. I think the motherboard is fairly new as well.

After several installs I finally found Mint 17 with MATE to be the most stable. It doesn't give the hardware message, but the video performance is still pretty choppy (especially if there's any other processing going on). MATE also is not nearly as pretty as Cinnamon was.

Thanks for your help!
 
Old 09-20-2014, 12:27 AM   #5
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Kernel driver in use: gma500
If you need to use this driver, consider yourself lucky it works at all. This hardware has a long and sordid history. More recent kernels will always be better for this.
Read this for some background.
 
Old 09-20-2014, 01:51 AM   #6
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If you need to use this driver, consider yourself lucky it works at all. This hardware has a long and sordid history. More recent kernels will always be better for this.
Read this for some background.
Thank you for the reply. It looks like I'm probably going to get a video card to go in there. I don't need anything flashy at all (as it is a file server), I just want to make sure the CPU isn't going to get bogged down. Do you know of a low level card? Or could you recommend a site that might outline better compatibility?

Thanks again!
 
  


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