Sunday, November 9, 2014

Linux on E5-411

Hardware info

>> lspci -n
00:00.0 0600: 8086:0f00 (rev 0e)
00:02.0 0300: 8086:0f31 (rev 0e)
00:13.0 0106: 8086:0f23 (rev 0e)
00:14.0 0c03: 8086:0f35 (rev 0e)
00:1a.0 1080: 8086:0f18 (rev 0e)
00:1b.0 0403: 8086:0f04 (rev 0e)
00:1c.0 0604: 8086:0f48 (rev 0e)
00:1c.1 0604: 8086:0f4a (rev 0e)
00:1f.0 0601: 8086:0f1c (rev 0e)
00:1f.3 0c05: 8086:0f12 (rev 0e)
01:00.0 0200: 10ec:8168 (rev 0c)
02:00.0 0280: 14e4:4365 (rev 01)

The problems
The atom N2830...

"Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 3600 Series used in the Intel® Atom™ Processor N2800 Series  supported drivers are only available through your device manufacturer or through Linux distributions providing support for the Intel® GMA 3600."

ref :

while N2820 is on the list, N2830 is not.

Intel GMA 3600 is actually a PowerVR from Imagination; licensed by Intel to use in its old Atom processors. Imagination don't support Linux like Intel does, it's basically broken on Linux.
Ref :

The best we can get is modesetting with more recent kernels. This will give us the proper resolution but no hardware acceleration.

Fedora 20 with LXDE x86-64
After fresh install of , it can boot into LXDE and shutdown as it shoud but suspend and resume is not working properly.

$ cat /proc/cmdline
BOOT_IMAGE=/vmlinuz-3.11.10-301.fc20.x86_64 root=/dev/sda3 ro vconsole.font=latarcyrheb-sun16 nomodeset rhgb quiet LANG=en_US.UTF-8

The problems are that installation of Wifi BCM43142 has many steps
and chrome remote desktop is .deb (debian base package)
so I decided to change to another distro.

Open Suse 11.4 GNOME2
Live CD can show up the GUI.

-> Live USB boot and fresh install was ok.
However when I shutdown, it didn't turn of the power.

sudo apt-get install linux-firmware-nonfree
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

The screen garbled.

I test Kali for half an hour, it worked smoothly.
Installing wifi package was easy.

I will update this page later.

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