[LAU] Graphic card

David Christensen dpchrist at holgerdanske.com
Sun Dec 28 19:31:17 UTC 2014

On 12/28/2014 06:24 AM, Raphaël Mouneyres wrote:
> Le 26 déc. 2014 à 09:26, David Christensen <dpchrist at holgerdanske.com> a écrit :
>> 1.  Some chips (Atom?) have proprietary graphics without Linux support.
> I have two Intel D525MW Atom based boards running Archlinux, video driver is working perfectly out of the box.
> I use those board to do realtime audio using linux sampler and RME PCI audiocard, it does an excellent job.

Yes, that's an older atom board that I remember looking at (first dual 
core?).  I seem to recall that it has pre- Intel HD Graphics, and should 
be well supported by FOSS operating systems.

A more recent Atom board that caught my eye has a dual core CPU and dual 
Gigabit ports:


I wanted to use these for silent SFF thin clients, infrastructure 
micro-servers, firewall/ routers, etc..  But, then I researched the 
graphics -- Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 3600 Graphics Controller 
(p. 17):


The graphics core is proprietary PowerVR SGX545:


At the time, there was no FOSS support, so I dropped the idea.

Intel has since released a FOSS driver:


But, it is not well supported:




Currently, I would be interested in an Intel NUC with dual Gigabit; but 
they don't make one AFAIK.



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