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

    Is it possible to replace flash video on other sites as well with the vaapi flash video replacer solution for Youtube? Also, when I play a youtube clip, it starts loading flash, and it takes a while...
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    [all variants] Re: Guide to Get the Best Performace from the GMA 500

    Fixed it recompiling vaapi:

    wget http://kanotix.com/files/fix/mplayer-vaapi-latest.txt && sudo bash ./mplayer-vaapi-latest.txt

    Thank you for the info about this earlier!
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    [all variants] Re: Guide to Get the Best Performace from the GMA 500

    Does sound work for you using mplayer vaapi playback? No sound here when using the flash video replacer plugin for sites like youtube in firefox. Any advice?
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    [all variants] Re: Guide to Get the Best Performace from the GMA 500

    If anyone else is experiencing sound problems (headphone jack sense disabled, audio stops working, both audio in internal + external speakers on at the same time etc), I found this solution. Works...
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    [all variants] Re: Guide to Get the Best Performace from the GMA 500

    I'd keep hyper threading enabled if I were you. The loss in performance disabling it is simply not worth it. Especially not on slow atom/gma500 hardware. If you want to save some power, it's better...
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    [all variants] Re: Guide to Get the Best Performace from the GMA 500

    The integrated Webcam was permanently switched on in my netbook (1101HA). Powertop suggested enabling USB suspend for device 1-7 in order to fix this behaviour. Enabled USB suspend for devices 1-7...
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    [all variants] Re: Guide to Get the Best Performace from the GMA 500

    Guess most of you already know about this, but Metacity's compositing feature is actually quite good regarding performance. Fast scrolling in Firefox and no problems with choppy graphics for moving...
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    [all variants] Re: Guide to Get the Best Performace from the GMA 500

    Definitely faster and more responsive (with Z520 + GMA500) than before:

    (Compiz disabled, firefox open)

    GtkEntry - time: 0.31
    GtkComboBox - time: 7.38
    GtkComboBoxEntry - time: 3.51...
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    [all variants] Re: Guide to Get the Best Performace from the GMA 500

    Heh. Enabled 'USB autosuspend' and 'wifi timeout' as suggested from using Powertop. Saved me another watt. Down to ~6 W (~500 mA) now which gives me about 9.5 hours of battery life. :D

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

    I disabled Hyper Threading in BIOS. Result:

    Power usage (ACPI estimate): 6.8W (8.3 hours)

    Top causes for wakeups:
    69.8% (170.8 ) PS/2 keyboard/mouse/touchpad interrupt
    5.9% ( 14.3) ...
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    [all variants] Re: Guide to Get the Best Performace from the GMA 500

    Installed it through synaptics. It works. Guess I did something wrong first ending up with a black screen. Can notice some minor improvements, but not in wakeups.

    Top causes for wakeups:
    43.0%...
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    [all variants] Re: Guide to Get the Best Performace from the GMA 500

    I have ~300 wakeups per sec with 2.6.32-24. Is this kernel affected aswell? Is this a lot or is this normal?

    Many energy saving suggestions from Powertop. Would be great to improve battery life...
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    I use Adblock, No script and block all cookies except from sites I "trust". That's it. Basically to improve browsing speed, but also good regarding additional privacy. ;)

    Thanks for the link!...
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    [all variants] Re: Guide to Get the Best Performace from the GMA 500

    Thanks simplygades! Been testing it myself today. It's fast and pretty much works out-of-the-box. Although it's far from perfect. I think I'll stick with Ubuntu. ;)

    Still a good thing that more...
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    [all variants] Re: Guide to Get the Best Performace from the GMA 500

    Has anyone here tried PixieLive? "Gentoo Linux + linux-live.org based live ditribution for GMA500 (aka poulsbo, psb) equipped netbooks." http://www.pixielive.org/dotclear/

    Released a couple of...
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    [all variants] Re: Guide to Get the Best Performace from the GMA 500

    Thanks a lot! gtkperf seems useful. My results are pretty bad. Far from your 67 secs with compiz enabled. ;)

    GtkEntry - time: 0.35
    GtkComboBox - time: 9.24
    GtkComboBoxEntry - time: 7.59...
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    [all variants] Re: Guide to Get the Best Performace from the GMA 500

    How do I find out what options are active? The GMA500 (in Linux) is extremely confusing for "new users" no matter what distro they might be using. Lots of post-install tweaks and lots of temporary...
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    [all variants] Re: Guide to Get the Best Performace from the GMA 500

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

    Has anyone found a workaround for the slow scrolling behaviour with compiz enabled except turning it off? Are there any noticable differences when upgrading the RAM from 1 to 2 GB or has it something...
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    [all variants] Re: Guide to Get the Best Performace from the GMA 500

    Sound works with youtube, but haven't really tried it that much and not at all with local video files. Audio is a mess on my computer (1101HA). Lots of minor (and major) issues. Stops working from...
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    [all variants] Re: Guide to Get the Best Performace from the GMA 500

    Ok. Here's a summary in how to install Luca's 10.04 psb .iso, how to enable compiz and other fixes found in this thread (correct me if something is wrong). I'm not the expert here. Feel free to copy...
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    [all variants] Re: Guide to Get the Best Performace from the GMA 500

    With compiz disabled, I have a more noisy fan, and 5-6 hours on battery.

    With compiz enabled, fan is much more quiet and the CPU graph is flatter (more evenly distributed in system monitor). 6-7...
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    [all variants] Re: Guide to Get the Best Performace from the GMA 500

    Having compiz enabled results in the GMA500 doing more graphics related work. This releases some extra potential CPU power for running processes. The positive side effect is that the CPU stays cooler...
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    [all variants] Re: Guide to Get the Best Performace from the GMA 500

    Heh. Remarkable. The flash video replacer really made a difference. Video performance is much better now. Youtube clips was nearly unwatchable before, but now even HD content seems to work fine....
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    [all variants] Re: Guide to Get the Best Performace from the GMA 500

    Thanks! I can confirm that compiz works!

    However, clicking the Firefox links (for flash improvements) results in "404 - Not found".

    Installed the .deb-package and added 'Option...
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