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    Re: No GMA 500(PSB) Support in 9.10 Is this True?

    Quote Originally Posted by bodhi.zazen View Post
    Hoping there is a fix soon as the newer kernels are better.
    Unfortunately I can't say that. I'm getting hard lockups on my P11z after leaving it idle for some time.
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    Re: No GMA 500(PSB) Support in 9.10 Is this True?

    Can't we just have it as proprietary driver? Like many other hardware drivers in Ubuntu?

    I got the driver running from the backport repos in Jaunty, will that not be available in Karmic anymore?

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    Re: No GMA 500(PSB) Support in 9.10 Is this True?

    Quote Originally Posted by Leed View Post
    Can't we just have it as proprietary driver? Like many other hardware drivers in Ubuntu?

    I got the driver running from the backport repos in Jaunty, will that not be available in Karmic anymore?
    Do you mind posting detailed instructions on how you did that on Karmic (Ubuntu 9.10) ?

    I have tried but can not enable the psb driver in Ubuntu Karmic (9.10 alpha).

    But yes, if it works as a back port there is no problem. Otherwise we rely on people who maintain the ppa provide an updated driver for Karmic (9.10).

    So there is a difference between "official" support (provided by Canonical), which is not possible as the driver is closed source, an availability via 3rd party options, such as a ppa or other 3rd party repos.
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    Re: No GMA 500(PSB) Support in 9.10 Is this True?

    sorry, not Karmic, it's Jaunty I use and that's why I'm interested in knowing if that "trick" will still work with Karmic.

    Instructions were taken from
    http://www.hilbig.id.au/t91/index.html

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    Re: No GMA 500(PSB) Support in 9.10 Is this True?

    Quote Originally Posted by Leed View Post
    sorry, not Karmic, it's Jaunty I use and that's why I'm interested in knowing if that "trick" will still work with Karmic.

    Instructions were taken from
    http://www.hilbig.id.au/t91/index.html
    Well, even in Jaunty the support is woefully incomplete - no 3D, compositing is broken (no screen effects with kde), etc. If the GMA500 driver for windows XP wasn't also very bad, some people would be crying "conspiracy" by now.

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    Re: No GMA 500(PSB) Support in 9.10 Is this True?

    Quote Originally Posted by jbernardo View Post
    Well, even in Jaunty the support is woefully incomplete - no 3D, compositing is broken (no screen effects with kde), etc. If the GMA500 driver for windows XP wasn't also very bad, some people would be crying "conspiracy" by now.
    compositing works fine in XFCE. compositing is built into xfce so not need for compiz (I only use transparency).
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    Re: No GMA 500(PSB) Support in 9.10 Is this True?

    Quote Originally Posted by bodhi.zazen View Post
    compositing works fine in XFCE. compositing is built into xfce so not need for compiz (I only use transparency).
    But what about us GNOME users?
    Well, we can resort to use metacity and compositing.
    Code:
    gconftool-2 --set /apps/metacity/general/compositing_manager --type bool true
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    Re: No GMA 500(PSB) Support in 9.10 Is this True?

    Thanks, that is a nice tip. I do not use gnome enough to know all it's rich features.

    So is it only KDE that is out of luck ?

    Hopefully a KDE master will weigh in.
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    Re: No GMA 500(PSB) Support in 9.10 Is this True?

    Quote Originally Posted by bodhi.zazen View Post
    Thanks, that is a nice tip. I do not use gnome enough to know all it's rich features.

    So is it only KDE that is out of luck ?

    Hopefully a KDE master will weigh in.
    Not an KDE master, but AFAIK kwin has this build-in as long as direct rendering is working.
    Running KDE on my Desktop unit but it has nvidia binary blob installed.
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    Re: No GMA 500(PSB) Support in 9.10 Is this True?

    the psb drivers from ubuntu-mobile (mentioned in the site I linked to above) do support 3d, I can get compiz-fusion running normally on my t91. You have to add psb to the whitelist in the compiz config file. It's not the best in performance I've ever seen, but its sure ok.

    The only pain is that you have to manually add the driver source to the kernel after each release.

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