JETWAY JBC362F36W-2600-B

How to work well with Ubuntu 14.04 server

(or greater) and may be desktop too.

First of all, JETWAY JBC362F36W-2600-B is a FANLESS INTEL ATOM N2600 1.6GHZ, WLAN, 2X GIGABIT LAN ... http://www.jetwaycomputer.com/JBC362F36.html

JBC362F36W mounts an integrated INTEL HD 3600 graphics, formally supported by Windows 7 (32 bit) ONLY!

This system is not Linux friendly but is possible to run an Ubuntu 14.04 server (text only) and maybe a desktop version too.

The CPU supports fine the amd64 distribution but, if you need to install the display driver, please install the i386 OS!

Those steps works form me:

1. Install the OS (i386 version only) plus the SSH server and restart.

During the installation process the video card works fine but after the first restart will not.

2. Identify the IP and connect to via ssh.

I used WireShark filtering by 'bootp.option.type == 53' but you can access your DHCP server to get this information.

3. Edit '/etc/default/grub': Look for GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT and add 'video=LVDS-0:d video=LVDS-1:d video=LVDS-2:d video=VGA-1:e' as parameter

This will permit to see the screen output for the first 6/7 seconds. The real text output.

4. Follow the André van Schoubroeck guide published at http://andre.blaatschaap.be/tag/gma500/ and copied below here.

a. configure the Intel® Embedded Media and Graphics Driver driver.

This driver is not available in an official Ubuntu repository and must be installed manually.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:thopiekar/emgd

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install emgd-drm-dkms xserver-xorg-1.9-video-emgd

b. disable the default kernel module creating a file called /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-gma500.conf with the following content:

#use the EMGD driver instead

blacklist gma500_gfx

c. configure X creating a file called /etc/X11/xorg.conf with the following content:

Section "Device"

Identifier "Intel EMGD"

Driver "emgd"

EndSection

Section "Screen"

Identifier "Screen0"

Device "Intel EMGD"

SubSection "Display"

Modes "1366x768"

EndSubSection

EndSection

d. reboot it

Have a nice day