Is the XS35V3, XS36V and X50V3 graphics function compatible with Linux?
Shuttle products XS35V3 and XS36V (slim PCs) and X50V3 (all-in-one PC) use the Intel Atom D2700 processor (codename: "Cedar View") with integrated Intel GMA 3650 graphics function. Intel has no special Linux graphics driver for this processor.
However, the above models can be operated under Linux if the capabilities of the existing standard graphics card driver are sufficient for the application, e.g. for server and control applications as well as for simple, strictly limited Office applications. Although the standard graphics card driver offers no hardware acceleration for 2D and 3D display or video playback. We should like to point out that without the above-mentioned acceleration functions, user convenience is very limited. The use of textbased interfaces (e.g. at console level) is recommended.
How do I install the graphics function of XS35GTA V2, XS35GS V2 and XS35GTA V3 under Linux?
These Shuttle slim PCs use a mobile AMD/ATI HD 5430 or HD 7410M graphics card. Graphics drivers are now included in the scope of supply of the various current Linux distributions.
The following configuration, for example, has passed the test:
Operating system: Ubuntu 12.04 32 bit
Additional Ubuntu standard graphics driver: fglrx 2:8.960-0
Video player: VLC player with GPU acceleration deactivated
The following table shows the results of all the tests on the various machines and operating systems:
WLAN problems with the X5020VA after software update from the Internet
After connecting the X5020VA to the Internet, updates for the operating system are downloaded. The wireless network (Wifi/WLAN) is then no longer active.
The updates install a new kernel. The WLAN driver module is not compatible with the new kernel and needs to be updated.
A new Wifi driver module must be generated.
To generate the new module:
- Log on as 'root' in the console
- Switch to the directory /root/wlan/rtl8192se_linux_2.6.0019.1207.2010
- Enter 'make' and confirm with ENTER
- Wait until compiling is complete
- Now enter 'make install' and press ENTER again
- Wait now until installation is complete
- Restart the PC
Wifi should now function properly again.
System Reset Shuttle K450V Complete System
You can find instructions on system recovery here.
Touchscreen settings (X50)
On the desktop of your Shuttle All-in-One-PC with Linux operating system is the "eGalaxTouch" icon. Starting this program allows you to define the touchscreen settings. With "eGalaxTouch" you can e.g. calibrate the touchscreen and change the sensitivity level.
Tip: You can also access the "eGalaxTouch" configuration tool by entering the command eGalaxTouch in the command line (ALT + F2).
- Select this icon to start "eGalaxTouch".
- The program on startup. All available options can be found on the various tabs at the top of the dialog box.
- Click the "Tool" tab to access the various types of calibration.
Then follow the on-screen instructions.
- Select this icon to start "eGalaxTouch".
Why Does Foresight Linux Display a Black Screen After The Installation?
After installing Foresight Linux, the system cannot display the logon screen.Instead of the logon screen, a black screen is displayed.
In either case, we are not able to get to the familiar logon screen let alone get intothe desktop. What has, most likely, happened is that the incorrect video driver hasbeen installed and loaded in the xorg.conf file, for this installation.
What we need to do is manually logon into Foresight Linux via a terminal window, by pressing the Alt + Tab + F2 key combination. At the login prompt type your username and press Enter. In this case theusername is “User”. After typing the username, type your password.This will grant you access to the OS in terminal mode.
We need to edit the actual video hardware. Type the following,
“sudo nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf” less the quotes and then your password to open up the file. After typing the above command, we get an xorg.conf file displayed in the nano text editor.
The default video driver entry in the xorg.conf file is “vesa”. Though in most instances, “vesa” will work, it does not in our case. Our system, the K45, uses the Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 950. As a result, we need to change the driver entry in xorg.conf to reflect this fact. To do so, we need to change “vesa” to “intel”.
Once this is done, we need to Save the file and Quit the editor. The quickest way to accomplish this is by pressing Control + X. The system will respond asking if you wish to “Save modified buffer” before it quits. Type yes, press Enter and you’re done. The following image demonstrates the above sequence.
Once the above is done, you’ll have access to your logon screen, once again.
Please download attachment to see the graphical instruction.
Why is there an error to play media content with Linux Foresight out-of-the-box?
Mostly, user needs to download some “codec” patches. Because of legal issue, computer maker should not include these “codec” in pre-installed system. To download the “codec”, please click on Accessories – Terminal – press enter. Once the Terminal is opened, type “sudo conary update group-codecs”. Next, please provide your system username and password. (Internet access is required) Next, it should automatically update the “codec” patches. Accept to continue if prompted. Or, type “sudo conary update all” to download patches that also support variety of music formats.
Please see attachment for graphical instruction.
How do I get Linux drivers for my XPC?
Currently, Shuttle provides Linux support for some XPCs by including Linux driver CD along with the systems. However, not all XPCs and motherboards come with a Linux driver CD. Since Linux is an “open source” operating system; most drivers are written/provided by 3rd parties. We strongly encourage our users to search the Internet or visit the chipset vendors’ web sites for any new available drivers.
As we continue our efforts to have every latest models tested for Linux compatibility; please keep in mind that not all features/functions/drivers are supported at this time. Thank you for your understanding as we continue to push for better Linux implementation and support in the future.
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