Thanks the reply.
I'm using the current debian stable.
I haven't yet checked what xorg is running, but it's currently way too slow.
Update: I've check the xorg.var log on the laptop, and as far as I can tell, only "vesa" module is loaded, which probably explains the sluggish performance.
However man intel doesn't say the intel module supports the GMA500. :-(
Last edited by mike11; 03-05-2012 at 07:03 AM.