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Old 07-06-2010, 03:21 PM   #1
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Question install Poulsbo Linux driver GMA500

I installed Slackware Linux 13.1 on my Dell Inspiron Mini1010. someone could help me?

The description is

Model Inspiron Mini 1010
Processor Type Atom Z520
Chipset: GMA500
Processor Speed 1.33 GHz
RAM Size 1 GB
Hard Drive Capacity 160 GB
Hard Drive Interface SATA
Screen Size 10.1
Screen Type WXGA 1024x600

and the "lspci | grep VGA" command shows this

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation System Controller Hub (SCH Poulsbo) Graphics Controller (rev 07)

thanks for the reply..
Old 07-07-2010, 08:33 AM   #2
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You might start by reading this -

It is possible to get this chip set working, I have no idea if any slackers have it going. It will run under Ubuntu, I know that is not your distro of choice.

Here is a link that can help.

There is a lot more on

Here is a link on how to compile the driver for Debain, and its derivatives.

I have also seen posts saying Mandriva will run out of the box on the GMA500 chip set. I have a HP Mini 210, and it came with a standard Intel chip set. Best of luck with it.

Last edited by camorri; 07-07-2010 at 08:42 AM. Reason: Added info.
Old 07-15-2010, 06:58 AM   #3
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is complicate

Thank you camorri for you answer
The articles are very interesting, unfortunately left INTEL GMA500. I tried to compile following your information you sent me, but I could not compile the driver (try only once). I will try again this weekend and I tell her I succeeded.


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