no actually I don't install drivers since the rom's you use are for that specific model.
Now ask yourself why they're "for that specific model". You personally didn't install any driver, but someone did. The person who made the package you downloaded took all the blobs from the original ROM and put it in that package. And believe me, they had "fun" doing that. Sometimes crazy hacks are needed, like binary patching.
Originally Posted by Pallidus
but the proprietary drivers if they work on android they work on linux too, right?
No. Android doesn't use X. Then there's some other reasons why they don't work, but that would be the biggest.
No, you don't do that, especially when recent history has proven otherwise (Poulsbo). If you do that, then you're lazy and/or ignorant. Just because you want hardware decisions to be so simple that you can go to a store (where Linux is probably a foreign concept to employees) and buy something based on a shiny sticker and a vague "brand name" concept, doesn't mean that's how it is. IIRC, you made the same argument back in a Poulsbo/Cedarview discussion, and I can kind of see how a non-techie could get swindled. However, there's no excuse this time. If Intel fooled folks once, shame on Intel. If the folks get fooled again...
Hi. When I bought my tablet, I didn't know that Oak Trail translates to GMA600 which translates to Poulsbo which translates to poor driver support, because that is not information that is easy to find. And confusing to begin with.
That said, the OSS driver (gma500_gfx) has improved a lot lately. Bug fixing is fast, too. I'll have to test the next kernel once I have some time to do so.