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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: Enabling Kernel Mode Setting (KMS) in Debian Linux kernel

Purpose: So some of you must have heard about a new feature that got introduced since 2.6.29 Linux kernel known as Kernel Mode Setting (KMS).I will not go into the details about the benefits of KMS in this post but rather I will show you how to enable KMS on your Debian system. However I […]

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 […]

HOWTO: Enable 3D Acceleration in Debian Lenny

Purpose: In this entry we will see how can we enable 3D acceleration for your graphics card/chipset in Debian Lenny (5.0). Sometime back I had written a similar post explaining how to enable 3D acceleration in Debian Etch (4.0).  In this one we will see how to do the same for Debian Lenny – the […]

HOWTO: Enabling 3D Acceleration in Debian Etch Linux

Purpose: This blog entry will explain: 1. How to enable 3D acceleration under Debian Linux and may be perhaps under any other Linux distribution. 2. How to test if 3D acceleration is actually working or not. Step 1: Find out if 3D acceleration is already enabled or not? Give the following command: # glxinfo | […]

  
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