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    [all variants] Re: GMA500 (Poulsbo) gma500_gfx

    OK - it's good that Kubuntu works well. I can confirm that standard (GNOME) Ubuntu 12.10 is awfully slow. Even allowing for the fact that I'm running it from a USB drive, it's really sluggish - you...
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    [all variants] Re: GMA500 (Poulsbo) gma500_gfx

    Thanks. Apologies for mixing up the support periods for LTS and regular distributions with their update frequency.

    By the 'standard distribution' all I meant was the version downloadable from...
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    [all variants] Re: GMA500 (Poulsbo) gma500_gfx

    I've been away from this thread for a while and have just been catching up.

    Have I got this right?

    gma500_gfx at last works out of the box with 12.10. However, it won't be usable because Unity...
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    [all variants] Re: Guide to Get the Best Performace from the GMA 500

    Hi - I haven't posted here for a while, but I've been following the discussions (with a few gaps).

    I'm currently running Maverick and the PSB drivers on an Acer AO751h, and I'm very happy with...
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    [all variants] Re: Guide to Get the Best Performace from the GMA 500

    Thanks everyone! I should have remembered to run update-grub. It worked, of course.

    Graham
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    [all variants] Re: Guide to Get the Best Performace from the GMA 500

    Thanks everyone! Of course, I should have remembered that grub needs to be updated after any changes to /etc/default/grub.

    It looks like something's not quite right with the forums at the moment,...
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    [all variants] Re: Guide to Get the Best Performace from the GMA 500

    Can anyone tell me how to get Ubuntu to recognise the extra RAM I have since I upgraded my Acer AO751h to 2GB? System Monitor says I have only 875.2MB, whereas (I've got a dual-boot system) Windows...
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    [all variants] Re: Guide to Get the Best Performace from the GMA 500

    Hi. I've got a basic question that might even not have anything to do with the GMA500 - apologies if so.

    I've just upgraded my Acer AO751h to 2GB RAM. I've got a dual-boot system, and Windows has...
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    [all variants] Re: Guide to Get the Best Performace from the GMA 500

    Videos: It wasn't clear from your original post whether you've already installed the special Poulsbo version of GNOME-mplayer, with VAAPI. You will need this (if you're not going down the EMGD route...
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    [all variants] Re: Guide to Get the Best Performace from the GMA 500

    Apologies for the delay. I haven't been looking here for a while.

    Tista's earlier answer, while correct, might have been a bit brief. Yes, there are a couple of versions of Gnome-mplayer out...
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    [all variants] Re: Guide to Get the Best Performace from the GMA 500

    The Wiki says:

    So it's maybe not surprising that VLC (whether it's the standard or the special GMA500 version) doesn't work for you. Gnome-mplayer (from the GMA500 PPA repository)works for me on...
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    [all variants] Re: Guide to Get the Best Performace from the GMA 500

    As far as I know there's no fix yet for Cheese or Skype (xv video). See the wiki link in lucazade's signature for download instuctions for mplayer and Gnome-mplayer for the GMA500 (I think you need...
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    [all variants] Re: Guide to Get the Best Performace from the GMA 500

    Thanks, Tista.

    I do use Maverick - sorry, should have mentioned that. So it looks like I should download Gnome-mplayer from the GMA500 PPA respository, then use that as the front end to mplayer...
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    [all variants] Re: Guide to Get the Best Performace from the GMA 500

    Hi all,

    I've got the PSB drivers installed, and I've recently installed the GMA500-specific version of mplayer from the GMA500 PPA repository (using the Ubuntu Software Centre).

    With my test...
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    [all variants] Re: Guide to Get the Best Performace from the GMA 500

    Thanks very much for that acpitool battery indicator fix, PilotPaul. As you said, it simply works.

    Graham
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    [all variants] Re: Guide to Get the Best Performace from the GMA 500

    I tried adding the commands to the launcher. It didn't work. The indicator appeared, but without the battery tab.

    I'd already killed the power manager while on battery power, but I did it again to...
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    [all variants] Re: Guide to Get the Best Performace from the GMA 500

    Thanks again. The launcher for the cat command works fine and gives me the right battery indicator, but sadly the 'on battery' tab for gnome-power-manager doesn't survive a restart. I have to run...
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    [all variants] Re: Guide to Get the Best Performace from the GMA 500

    Thanks for the battery workaround. One problem, though. When I type

    gnome-power-manager

    into terminal the battery indicator reappears (as I guess it should) but I don't get my terminal prompt...
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    [all variants] Re: Guide to Get the Best Performace from the GMA 500

    Thanks for all the information in this thread. I've read back about 10 pages, but not all 239, so I've probably missed lots of things.

    I've got an Acer AO751h with 1MB RAM, running Maverick...
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    Mount problems with USB drives and Gparted

    Whenever I insert a USB drive I get the following error message:

    Error mounting '[USB name]': DBus error org.gtk.Private.RemoteVolumeMonitor.Failed: An operation is already pending.

    However,...
  21. [SOLVED] [Solved] Re: Need to recover multiple boot options menu - how?

    Thank you very much, darkrod - that did the trick. I can now see the boot menu from the MBR and can boot into Ubuntu from there.

    Thanks also to wilee-nilee. I don't need to use your boot script...
  22. [SOLVED] Re: Need to recover multiple boot options menu - how?

    Thanks - I'll do that once I get home: mid-evening UK time.

    Graham
  23. [SOLVED] Need to recover multiple boot options menu - how?

    I'll start by admitting I did a stupid thing yesterday.

    Previously I'd installed Ubuntu Netbook Remix (Lucid) on my Acer Aspire One 751h netbook. the machine came with XP installed, so I installed...
  24. Re: UNR 10.4 on new Acer Aspire One 751h (11.6") - several issues

    Maybe I mentioned too many things at once. So - no replies, but in case anyone else sees this while trying to solve any of the same issues, I found that this page provided most of the answers:
    ...
  25. UNR 10.4 on new Acer Aspire One 751h (11.6") - several issues

    (Apologies if you already saw this in the Acer forum.)

    Last weekend I installed Ubuntu 10.4 (Netbook remix) on my new Acer Aspire 751h. The installation seemed to go smoothly, but I've noticed...
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