Status of the GMA 500 driver

Josh Adams jadams1217 at
Thu Dec 4 18:34:29 PST 2008

I recently bought a new Dell Inspiron Mini 12 with the hope of putting Linux
on it as soon as I got it, only to discover that there doesn't seem to be
support the GMA 500 chipset that it uses.  While I can trim a lot of the fat
off of Vista to get it in a semi-usable state, I'd much rather be running
Arch or Fedora on it.  Anyways, I realize now that this is a new chipset and
I was having trouble finding any information about this chipset with linux
after much googling, so I figured it would be best to go straight to the

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