Status of the GMA 500 driver

Tomasz Chmielewski mangoo at
Tue Feb 24 02:40:11 PST 2009

Timo Jyrinki schrieb:
> 2009/2/24 Tomasz Chmielewski <mangoo at>:
>> Did anything change with respect to GMA 500 support since this message
>> was posted (the beginning of December 2008)?
> I think the latest intelligence is gathered at this Phoronix post:
>> I too wanted to buy this netbook (Dell mini 12), it comes with Ubunutu
>> (8.04?), so probably I will want to either upgrade the distro to a newer
>> version or change it.
> The 8.04 Ubuntu provided has a working version, but it's probably hard
> to get working with anything more recent. This will of course
> hopefully get fixed at some point, but no code has appeared yet
> anywhere.

I wonder if any other distributions do/will provide a working driver for 
this chipset (other than Ubuntu 9.04, as mentioned earlier by Fumihito 

Tomasz Chmielewski

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