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HOWTO: Compiling Intel Atom Poulsbo GMA 500 graphics driver on Debian

Purpose: Finally here is a step-by-step guide to get the Intel Poulsbo (PSB) GMA 500 graphics driver working under Debian testing/unstable. Over the last 3 months or so since I wrote an introductory post regarding this whole issue, I have got several emails and comments with a request to put up such a guide. Sorry […]

HOWTO: Blacklisting kernel module from auto loading in Debian

Purpose: In this post we will how to prevent a kernel module (a.k.a blacklist) from auto loading during Debian Linux start up. You probably are thinking that you already know this (and you might), however there has been some change in recent kernels and you need to use a different method to blacklist a module […]

INFO: State of Intel Poulsbo chipset’s GMA 500 graphics driver

Purpose: The primary purpose of this blog post is to introduce Linux graphics driver state for Intel’s Poulsbo (a.k.a US 15W) chipset, specifically for the GMA 500 graphics chip. In this blog post, we will see lot of resources where you can go and look for information regarding the driver status for your distribution (like […]

TIP: Find out Linux kernel drivers/modules being used by hardware devices on your system

Most of the advanced Linux users like to custom compile their own kernels so that they can remove all the fat (non-essential stuff) that by default is compiled or built as modules into the stock kernel from Linux distribution vendor. For example, if you install Debian Lenny (5.0) which comes with 2.6.26 kernel, you will […]

  
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