Inklings: a tumblelog

Intel GMA500 "Poulsbo" video hardware in various Ubuntu releases

I’m considering upgrading my Dell Mini 12 to Ubuntu Netbook Edition 10.04, because the Dell-fuxored version that came preinstalled is a bit crusty. I did a test with a thumb drive and except for the Dell/Broadcom proprietary wireless drivers that needed to be installed through the restricted drivers tool, the only obvious problem was that the screen wasn’t at full resolution, and ran like a dog without graphics hardware acceleration. I’d be happy with decent 2D acceleration for now, which appears to be available. I’m tempted to install the 9.10 (Karmic) based version though, for safety.