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Thank you for providing that information.
Since you are using Intel Atom, I want to make you aware of a special place to go with your technical questions. The Intel e-Help desk is staffed by Intel representatives dedicated to answering embedded Intel® architecture product, design and development questions for select Intel processors, including Atom.
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In the meantime, I see that you are using a Kontron board. Kontron is a premier member of the Intel® Embedded and Communications Alliance and has direct access to Intel technical resources. Have you asked your question to Kontron? (I know you have a software question and not about the board but Kontron has a lot of experience with Intel architecture and they may have an answer).
Hi Mika -
I'd like to have you work directly with one of our Field Applications Engineers who's done a number of installations of the nanoETXexpress-SP with the IEGD driver. Please e-mail me your contact information so we can best support you.
Christine Van De Graaf (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Product Manager, Embedded Modules Division
Take a look at the IEGD page on EDC, on the CHipset and OS Compatibility tab. For the current release 10.1 you will see:
- Moblin 2.0 Linux kernel 2.6.29-rc2, X server 1.6.0
- Fedora 10 kernel 2.6.27, X.org 1.5
- Fedora Core 7* (2.6.21 – 1.3194 and X.org 7.2)
- Wind River Linux* (kernel 2.6.21, X.org 7.2, X server 1.3)
- Red Hat Linux* Embedded (kernel 2.6.23, X.org 7.2, X server 1.3)
so the answer is that is not validated. If your distro has a similar kernel level and X-server revision to another supported distro, then you might be in luck and it might "just work". The biggest changes that affect IEGD are kernel changes around GART and DRM and the API to X-Server. There has been a LOT of changes recently around those areas in the Linux world so the best solution may be to use a listed supported distro for now.