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lemming86_au

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Would this work as an MD?
« on: January 19, 2011, 01:40:34 am »
Hi Everyone,

Just came across these: http://www.fit-pc.com/web/
Would these work ok as an MD &/or low power core?

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Re: Would this work as an MD?
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2011, 02:17:20 am »
I have done a lot of research into GMA500 based devices. They are wonderful low powered devices, however they are hampered by a GPU that contains a PowerVR core from Imagination Technologies.

This particular GPU does also have some codec accelleration functions, however, to get them, you must use Intel's commercial drivers. The issue here is that due to a packaging mistake with the Intel EMGD drivers, the VA-API drivers needed for video accelleration were built against the wrong version of XCB, and thus it's not possible to get a working system with the right libraries to enable video accelleration. This sucks, because it is possible to patch Xine, mplayer, etc appropriately to use VA-API calls to get the needed acceleration functions. The drivers are built every six months, and am waiting for the next build before i can try again.

I am going through this mess right now, on an Archos 9 tablet that I am using for LinuxMCE research, which uses the same series chipset, as well as trying to use an O2 Joggler for the same purposes, again, same chipset.

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Re: Would this work as an MD?
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2011, 03:11:56 am »
Thanks Thom,

Thats a bummer. You would think after a stuff up like that, they would make an exception & rebuild the drivers.

Anyway, I will probably be grabbing at least one for another project, can always try them when new drivers are released.

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Re: Would this work as an MD?
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2011, 11:04:47 pm »
I have a fit2-pc ... ng with 0810 but should work better on 10.04... hope to be testing in the next few weeks



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Re: Would this work as an MD?
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2011, 09:48:24 pm »
Thats really freaky. I have just come across and got my hands on a couple of these.

So TK when you say you got them working on 0810?  Working with Hi-Def?

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Re: Would this work as an MD?
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2011, 09:56:23 pm »
One of these would make a sexy little MD... I hope we are able to get the proper drivers for that chipset.  There are many compact Mobo's that use the Intel GMA.

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Re: Would this work as an MD?
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2011, 06:19:42 pm »
Hi TK

I have one of these machines.
It is booting ok on 0810 as a remote media director.

It will play mo3 fine, however even with SD media the picture is unwatchable.

What steps did you have to go through TK to make it work?

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Re: Would this work as an MD?
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2011, 07:01:17 pm »
yes with 0810 it is unusable  as a media director...... for video at least .

But their forums show accelerated drivers for 10.04.

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