Ubuntu 12.10 will work out of the box as well.
I suggest you file a bug report so that 12.04.1 works.
"WOW." is all I can say at this point. Just, "WOW." I know that DELL is the main culprit here, I get that their proprietary hardware and lack of support is what's at fault here but still..."WOW."
If you do not want to jump to a new kernel, use the grub options you were given.
But yes, both the gma500_gfx and the emgd require user intervention.
The gma500_gfx requires less effort and has less bugs.
Fedora 17 will be released in 2 weeks. You can download the RC if you like or wait 2 weeks.
Last stable release from the gma500 team was Maverick , Ubuntu 10.10
gma500 team labels the driver as "Experimental" or "Development" for ubuntu 11.04 and 11.10. There are no packages for 12.04.
Posts outside of the gma500 team are considered off topic and are no longer supported here.
If you disagree with this decision, you are free to add it to the FC agenda.
Please don't kill the messenger ;)
This has gone on long enough
We support gma500_gfx
Update: gma500_gfx support thread
If the gma500 team wish to contact the FC https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ForumCouncil
we would consider re-opening the thread.