Intel GMA 3600

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Template:Article summary start Template:Article summary text Template:Article summary heading Template:Article summary wiki Template:Article summary wiki Template:Article summary end The Intel GMA 3600 series is a family of integrated video adapters based on the PowerVR SGX 545 graphics core. It is used in the Atom N2600 and Atom N2800.

News

Intel release a graphics driver for PowerVR: http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=21938

Be aware: The current version 1.03 (10/01/2012) has the following dependencies:

Bundle "Ant"

* Kernel: 3.0.0
* Mesa GL: 7.9
* Xorg: 1.9

Bundle "Bee"

* Kernel: 3.1.0
* Mesa GL: 7.11
* Xorg: 1.11

This means, unleass you run a really outdated system this driver is useless for Arch-Linux.

Kernel module driver

Kernel has an experimental support for this adapter since v3.3. Kernel v3.5rc2 supports GMA3600 power features and able to properly suspend/resume it.

linux-mainlineAUR
You could use latest (but not stable) kernel from AUR package to get correct resume from suspend

If on the latest kernel after resume you got a blank screen try the following

sudo touch /etc/pm/sleep.d/99video

Xorg driver

At the moment there is no appropriate driver for Xorg Server, but you able to get basic support by VESA or FrameBuffer video driver (fbdev):

pacman -S xf86-video-fbdev

/etc/X11/xorg.conf:

Section "Device"
   Identifier             "Intel GMA3600"
   Driver                 "fbdev"
EndSection

Playing video

It is unable to utilize whole chip power and play fullHD movies using graphics acceleration. As workaround you could utilize the maximum power of your Atom CPU to decode video:

mplayer -lavdopts threads=4 -fs myvideo.avi

See also