Last update: 2011/03/24  By Lauryn

 
Vortex86 Series (DX/MX/MX+) Linux Support List

 

The Support List of Linux Distributions:

 

Linux Versions

Default Kernel

Vortex86DX

Vortex86MX

Vortex86MX+

Suggested update kernel

Documents

Debian_4.0

 

2.6.30

Installation Guide

Debian_5.0

 

2.6.30

Installation Guide

Debian_6.0

2.6.32

2.6.34.1

 

Ubuntu_8.04

 

2.6.30

Installation Guide

Ubuntu_8.10

 

2.6.30

 

Ubutnu_9.04

 

2.6.30

 

Ubuntu_10.04

2.6.32

2.6.34.1

Note: kernel 2.6.34.1

Edubuntu_9.04

 

2.6.30

 

WattOS warp30 (Ubuntu8.10)

 

2.6.30

 

gOS (good OS)

 

2.6.30

 

Fedora Core_10

 

N/A

Installation Guide

OpenSUSE_11.4

2.6.37

N/A

 

CentOS_5.5

 

2.6.36-2

rpm files


FTP Credentials:

 

If a User and/or Password are requested to download files listed in this document, the credentials should be:
     login = vxdx
     password = gc301

 

: System need transplanted from standard platform. : System could be installed directly. : Need to enable Standard compatible function of BIOS

 

 

Resource (Kernel/Driver Package)

 

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Vortex86DX

Kernel package: Linux-image-2.6.30-vortex86mx_1.0_i386.deb (no APM)

VGA: XGI_Z9S_R2_Xorg.zip

Config-2.6.30-vortex86mx & patch-2.6.30-vortex86mx

2.6.30 Source code

 

Vortex86MX

Kernel package: linux-image-2.6.30-vortex86mx-apm_1.1_i386.deb (APM)

VGA: RDC Xorg Driver R0.0.9.zip

Config-2.6.30-vortex86mx & patch-2.6.30-vortex86mx

Config-2.6.34-vortex86-sg-r1

 

Vortex86MX+

VGA: M2012_Xorg_Driver&UtilityR0.0.1.zip

 

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The Installation details:

l        Resource (Kernel/Drivers Package):

1.     Linux-image-2.6.30-vortex86mx_1.0_i386.deb (No APM)

ftp://ftp.dmp.com.tw/Linux_DEMO/linux-image-2.6.30-vortex86mx_1.0_i386.deb

Released Date: 2009/7/7

I.             IDE: Standard PCI IDE controller (modified 'piix' driver)

II.           Audio: High Definition Audio controller (modified HD-audio driver)

III.          Ethernet: R6040 Ethernet Controller

I.             WIFI: RTL8187 USB Dongle

 

# dpkg -i xxx.deb
# update-initramfs -k 2.6.30-vortex86mx -c
# update-grub

 

For MX/DX:

      After unpacked kernel package, please confirm the booting (GRUB) list. Remember to confirm the bootable storage location with correct argument, i.e.: Primary/Master=hda1, Secondary/Master=hdc1. Ubuntu series Linux is unnecessary to confirm the codename issue.

 

 

2.     linux-image-2.6.30-vortex86mx-apm_1.1_i386.deb (APM For MX platform only)

ftp://ftp.dmp.com.tw/Linux_DEMO/linux-image-2.6.30-vortex86mx-apm_1.1_i386.deb

Released Date: 2009/8/31

I.             IDE: Standard PCI IDE controller (modified 'piix' driver)

II.           Audio: High Definition Audio controller (modified HD-audio driver)

III.          Ethernet: R6040 Ethernet Controller

IV.        WIFI: RTL8187 USB Dongle

V.          Advance Power Management support

 

# dpkg -i xxx.deb
# update-initramfs -k 2.6.30-vortex86mx -c
# update-grub

 

For MX/DX:

      After unpacked kernel package, please confirm the booting (GRUB) list. Remember to confirm the bootable storage location with correct argument, i.e.: Primary/Master=hda1, Secondary/Master=hdc1.

      Please update the BIOS with the APM function supported version.

ftp://ftp.dmp.com.tw/Linux_DEMO/MX_APM_BIOS.zip

 

 

 

3.     Xorg 7.3 linux driver v0.1.rar (For MX)

Released Date: 2009/6/22

I.             VGA: R3306 VGA (Xorg 1.3 supported)

 

# cp rdc_drv.so /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/

# vi /etc/X11/xorg.conf

(To add an option as below at the last of file)

 

Section “ServerFlags”

    Option “IgnoreABI” “True”

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