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    Thumbs down GMA500 (Poulsbo) gma500_gfx

    Welcome to the new support thread for the GMA500 (Poulsbo) graphics card.

    This card should now be working out of the box with the gma500_gfx driver and minimal user intervention.

    The driver should work out of the box with a 3.3.4 or higher kernel.

    Documentation should be kept on the Ubuntu wiki:

    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/HardwareSupp...eoCardsPoulsbo

    Keep in mind, the wiki is a community maintained page.

    Please use Launchpad for bug reports.

    Note: This thread is NOT for discussing the depreciated EMGD driver. If you need support for the EMGD please contact Intel.

    A separate EMGD thread can be created as soon as the gma500 team provides stable packages and adequate documentation.
    Last edited by bodhi.zazen; May 23rd, 2012 at 01:40 PM.
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    Re: GMA500 (Poulsbo) gma500_gfx

    I have made some progress with taking the linux 3.4 kernel from quantal quetzal repos to precise but not from mainline ppa... Now there is gma500_gfx in lsmod but it's not starting anyway
    I just want a newer version that might be better as I know that since 3.2 gma500_gfx saw a lot of changes

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    Re: GMA500 (Poulsbo) gma500_gfx

    I can not discern your problem from your post. I can not even tell what kernel you are running on which version of Ubuntu.

    You will have to be more specific and check your logs. If you are running a custom kernel or the mainline kernel you are going to have minimal support (3.4 is still in development).

    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/MainlineBuilds

    The mainline kernels builds are produced for debugging purposes and therefore come with no support. Use them at your own risk.
    12.10 is in very early development, you should be using the ubuntu +1 forums for that and, if you are using things in development, file bug reports.

    http://ubuntuforums.org/forumdisplay.php?f=416

    I've had no problems with a higher kernel in Fedora 17 (due out next week).

    Personally I compile my own kernel from source.

    http://bodhizazen.net/Tutorials/kernel

    Or use the libre kernel

    http://jxself.org/linux-libre/
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    Re: GMA500 (Poulsbo) gma500_gfx

    I downloaded Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, daily build.

    It booted fine with no modifications to the default boot parameters.

    See terminal / screenshot

    So I was unable to replicate your problem.
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    Question Re: GMA500 (Poulsbo) gma500_gfx

    Hello,

    I wondered if it where possible to use an icc profile with gma500_gfx : I didn't succeed to do so, neither with dispwin nor with system settings panel in Ubuntu.

    As I was advised, I'm going to fill a bug report ; but if someone knows a solution, it'll be welcome !

    Many Thanks.

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    Re: GMA500 (Poulsbo) gma500_gfx

    Just installed 3.3.5 kernel to 12.04 (via deb files). After booting to new kernel:
    - boot up fine without splash;
    - screen resolution is 1024x768, which is wrong and makes me think that driver is not enabled;
    - backlight adjusting doesn't work (at least without adding options to grub);
    - no OSD for functional keys (Fn+key).

    Question - if I'll install 3.3.4 will it give better result?

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    Re: GMA500 (Poulsbo) gma500_gfx

    Quote Originally Posted by godfazr View Post
    Just installed 3.3.5 kernel to 12.04 (via deb files). After booting to new kernel:
    - boot up fine without splash;
    - screen resolution is 1024x768, which is wrong and makes me think that driver is not enabled;
    - backlight adjusting doesn't work (at least without adding options to grub);
    - no OSD for functional keys (Fn+key).

    Question - if I'll install 3.3.4 will it give better result?
    Function keys are unrelated to the graphics driver. Enabling those keys has to do with your BIOS. Google search your hardware.

    To see what driver you are using, check the logs or

    Code:
    lsmod | grep gma
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    Re: GMA500 (Poulsbo) gma500_gfx

    godfazr,ubuntu mainline has no gma500_gfx built in You should compile it with the module for yourself. That's what I'm trying to do atm

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    Re: GMA500 (Poulsbo) gma500_gfx

    Quote Originally Posted by bodhi.zazen View Post
    Function keys are unrelated to the graphics driver. Enabling those keys has to do with your BIOS. Google search your hardware.
    Function keys do work, but OSD not displayed, e.g. when changing volume level etc. Plus brighness adjusted only after reboot (i.e. no reaction when trying to adjust, but once you reboot it's brighter/darker).
    Isn't it related to graphics driver?
    Quote Originally Posted by bodhi.zazen View Post
    Code:
    lsmod | grep gma
    Doesn't give any output.
    Quote Originally Posted by thermatk View Post
    godfazr,ubuntu mainline has no gma500_gfx built in You should compile it with the module for yourself. That's what I'm trying to do atm
    sad to hear it, considering that in stock kernel for 12.04 (3.2.0) it was built in.
    Last edited by godfazr; May 24th, 2012 at 08:12 PM.

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    Re: GMA500 (Poulsbo) gma500_gfx

    Quote Originally Posted by godfazr View Post
    Function keys do work, but OSD not displayed. Plus brighness adjusted only after reboot.
    Isn't it related to graphics driver?
    More likely related to BIOS then graphics driver, guess it depends. On my hardware I have to disable a kernel module, has nothing to do with the graphics driver.

    You really need to do some research before you assume it is a problem with the gma500_gfx.

    Doesn't give any output.

    sad to hear it, considering that in stock kernel for 12.04 (3.2.0) it was built in.
    If there is no output then you are not using the gma500_gfx, it is built and working.
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