AMD E350 Zacate


Did somebody tried to use Haiku with AMD Dual Core E350 CPU (+chip AMD Hudson A50M)? Can Haiku run on this platform? Is the graphics (ATI Radeon HD6310) works? And what about HDMI?

And another question: is the bluetooth with Atheros AR3011 chip works?
And more one: is there any “speed-test” for SAMSUNG 470 SSD? Did somebody used/tried this?

Thank you for the answers.

I use the ‘dd’ command to test the speed of SSD and other Flash devices.

Haiku is still not compiled to take full advantage of multi-processor cores. Then again few applications in Windows and Linux are 64 bit… the vast majority are still 32 bit applications.

You will see some improvement in efficiency but the full potential of a 64 bit system is still light years away from being realized.

Hi Norman,

There are several different optimization issues here. Haiku is currently fully capable of using multiple cores. If you have a multi-core PC, any Haiku GUI app will automatically use both cores. If you have an app that is written to specifically use multiple cores, that works too. I re-wrote the Haiku Mandelbrot app to use more than 2 cores and it worked great. That app is available on haikuware. So Haiku using multiple-processor cores may not be completely optimized but it is running well.

As for running 64-bit, this has been discussed, and it would be nice to use some extra registers for floating point calculations, but the benefit of the extra RAM above 3.5GB is mostly for server apps. And as you know, Haiku is designed more for personal use. You can fit a lot of personal applications into 3.5 GB before you start to page out to VM.

Norman, Haiku supports SMP - multiple cores, processors and hyper-threading up to max of 8. The application must be coded for SMP. Only few applications are on Haiku. Like Chart (meant for dual core), which gives option to split graphics output between 1 or 2 threads.

64-bit is different from SMP. Haiku is 32-bit OS. 64-bit gives somewhat faster performance from extra registers (benefits CPU intense APPS) and access to tons of RAM.

Haiku was given PAE support (uses 36-bit). No longer is there a 4GB boundary. Haiku should see 64GB of system RAM which is available to the OS. Each application is still limited to 32-bit (4GB).

The original poster wanted to know if Haiku works with AMD Zacate systems. Haiku has issues working with AMD 6xx & 7xx series motherboards. I’ve tested and saw this happen in AMD SimNOW (simulator) plus tickets that have been filed. AMD 8xx boots in the simulator and may work with Haiku. No idea about Zacate. Someone will have to test both 8xx & Zacate motherboards to confirm if they work.


today i tried the latest alpha version of Haiku on my EEE 1215b, which is a Zacate based Netbook. Booting from usb pen drive worked fine, also the touchpad was recognised without problem. What doesn’t work out of the box are sound, networking and the proper display resolution. The maximum resolution I can choose is 1024x768, the screen resolution is 1366x786, though. Thus the display appears stretched. So far I haven’t tried out anything else but booting into the system and toying around a little bit.

I know that’s not too much, but at least we now know that Haiku will basically also run on the E-350.

That may be fixed in r42454, see ticket #7751. You can download the latest nightly build to verify that it works for you too.

That may be fixed in r42454, see ticket #7751. You can download the latest nightly build to verify that it works for you too.[/quote]

Thanks for your reply! With the nightly build I’ve downloaded yesterday things didn’t change. I didn’t tweak any config files yet and I still have to read the ticket. Out of the box there was no option to choose 1366x768 as screen resolution. Maybe I’ll find some time this weekend to check things out.