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    Re: Loading graphic driver for intel atom n2600 processor

    I think this could be one of those chips which were actually not made by Intel. so Linux drivers are problematic. for more info see here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/HardwareSupp...eoCardsPoulsbo
    here: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/poulsbo

    and here: http://www.notebookcheck.net/Intel-A...r.54661.0.html

    The N2600 features a PowerVR SGX545 based graphics card (at 400MHz) named Graphics Media Accelerator 3600 and a video decoding engine for MPEG4 Part2, VC-1, WMV9, and H.264. Furthermore, the chip now also supports DisplayPort 1.1 and HDMI 1.3a outputs.
    The processor core is still similar to the old Atom processors. Therefore the performance of the N2600 is comparable to an older Atom N570.
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    Re: Loading graphic driver for intel atom n2600 processor

    Quote Originally Posted by mastablasta View Post
    I think this could be one of those chips which were actually not made by Intel. so Linux drivers are problematic.
    Yep.

    No, I think those links are what's confusing the OP. It's not a Poulsbo (GMA500/600) chip, but rather a Cedarview (GMA3600) chip.
    Or, to get around Intel's naming scheme, it's a PowerVR SGX545 as you said, rather than a PowerVR SGX535/540 that the Poulsbo chips used. From what I've seen, the drivers are different for the two.

    So, what's the solution? Unless you want to live with Ubuntu 12.04, the other option is to not use the Unity desktop as mörgæs suggested, since it's not kind to GPU's without 3D hardware acceleration. If Unity doesn't have GPU acceleration, it will use the CPU to do graphics tasks, which the older Atom chips simply cannot handle.

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