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intel-linux-graphics-installer fails on Intel Cedar Trail

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Richard Elkins

Jul 30, 2013 - 06:52am

  • My motherboard is an Intel D2550MUD2 (Mini-ITX "Cedar Trail" with Intel NM10 Express chipset and Intel GMA 3650 video).  During installation, it appeared that Fedora 19 XFCE using kernel.x86_64 3.9.5-301.fc19 successfully detected my graphics card and Acer S211HL monitor (1920x1080 22") capabilities automatically; that wasn't really true. 
    My intel video driver is xorg-x11-drv-intel.x86_64 2.21.12-1.fc19 but it is not in use because X does not recognise the chipset as "Intel". So, I followed the instructions of May 20th for Fedora.
    When I ran `intel-linux-graphics-installer`, the Intel software is unable to detect Intel hardware: 
              "You don't seem to have an Intel graphics card, so no updates needed.
    Command line output:
    diagnostics-view.c/new_diagnostic: Adding diagnostic for Checking if Intel graphics card available...
    diagnostics-view.c/new_diagnostic: Adding diagnostic for Retrieving information from
    diagnostics-view.c/new_diagnostic: Adding diagnostic for Checking distribution...
    diagnostics-view.c/new_diagnostic: Adding diagnostic for Checking kernel version...
    diagnostics-view.c/new_diagnostic: Adding diagnostic for Checking available repositories...
    diagnostics-view.c/diagnostics_view_start: Running diagnostic Checking if Intel graphics card available...
    main-window.c/on_diagnostics_finished: Diagnostics finished with an error
    I'll be happy to run an experiment with updated Intel software.
    Jul 30, 2013 - 06:52am
  • Question: I am looking for Linux* driver support for my computer that uses the "Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 3600 Series."


    Due to the complex package dependencies of the binary graphics drivers for the Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 3600 Series used in the Intel® Atom™ Processor N2600 Series and 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. An unsupported version of the binary driver is also available at

    This software is provided 'as-is', without any express or implied warranty, and is bound by the license terms included with the download package.



    Jul 31, 2013 - 06:32am
  • The MeeGo support for CedarTrail has not been active for 18 months.  Only an X developer or kernel module developer should even contemplate this route which is probably a waste of a lot of hours.

    From what you wrote it seems to me that Intel does not provide/support any Linux or FreeBSD software for Intel CedarTrail hardware.  We're on our own to muddle along as best we can.  Had I known that, I'd never have purchased the Intel D2550MUD2 motherboard.

    Aug 06, 2013 - 04:10pm
  • The "PLATFORM bRieF intel® AtomTM Processor N2000 and D2000 Series with intel® NM10 express Chipset " States that it supports "yocto" as an operating system. What, specifically does that mean for graphics support for linux? 


    May 30, 2017 - 02:42pm
  • Yocto is really more a framework for rolling distributions than a distribution in itself: But setting that aside the Intel Graphics support is 100% open and sent upstream to the Linux kernel so everything that is supported by Intel at all (which is everything even remotely recent, as far as I know) will be supported by Yocto.


    Jun 13, 2017 - 05:52am