Phoronix: Intel GMA500 Poulsbo Driver Finally Works Towards 2D
The open-source Intel GMA500 "Poulsbo" DRM driver that supports Atom SoCs with PowerVR graphics, which long has only provided basic kernel mode-setting support via the community-made driver, is finally close to having 2D acceleration...
I have a Clarion MiND running an Intel Atom 800Mhz w/ Intel GMA500 at 800x480px (same hardware spec as Gigabyte M528, Moblin Core). I tried to run PuppyLinux USB and I was unable to start x because GMA500 is not on the distribution. xorgconf does not include the driver. Intel has recently released the linux driver of GMA500. FTP is not working.
OStatic: "Once upon a time, you could buy a laptop or netbook with an Intel chipset and be confident that it would work well with Linux. That changed drastically with the release of the GMA500 video chipset, named "Poulsbo.""
Hi guys, I just installed Waldorf yesterday on my laptop that has a Poulsbo driver, everything seems to work nice and the resolution is correct. Now, I was wondering how do I figure out, is the driver performing well.
CB Waldorf worked so well that it rescued my A0751h from the junk heap, but I still have three problems, seemingly all related to the much-maligned GMA500/Poulsbo video system. I've read other posts on this site but haven't seen anything that helps. I'm new(ish) to Linux, so perhaps I'm missing something. The problems are these:-- The brightness control doesn't work.
Hi,my name is Felix, I´m 18 years old and I come from Germany, therefore my English is not the best ;)I have installed #! 10 on my EeePC 1101HA because i wanted a really fast OS. But now i´m stuck at installing the driver for my graphic card, a Intel GMA 500. Until now, every Linux had trouble with the Pulsbo, except Fedora.
Oh, also: DoctorSamulus, there's absolutely no need to use vesa. With mailline Arch kernel, gma500 drm module and fbdev X module should give you native resolution and properly working X. I'm not sure about kernel-netbook but it's 3.4 too, so I guess it's the same.
Phoronix: "Not only was this Intel Poulsbo Linux driver closed-source, but the level of support was appalling and it was a bloody mess of a situation. The overall situation since has only become worse and even MeeGo (their own Linux OS) will be shipping without Intel's EMGD driver."