Status of Poulsbo drivers under karmic?

David Mandala david.mandala at
Tue Aug 4 17:30:30 BST 2009

Morten Kjeldgaard wrote:
> A couple of months ago, I blogged on Ubuntu Planet on my experiences  
> with Ubuntu on the Dell Mini 10 netbook [1]. Since then, the posting  
> has attracted quite a few comments from others interested in running  
> Ubuntu on that (very nice) netbook. The key point is, that In order to  
> get the GMA-500 video card going at nominal resolution under jaunty,  
> you need to activate the PPA from the competent people in the Ubuntu- 
> Mobile team and install the psb driver from there.
> I am curious to know whether the Poulsbo drivers are going to be in  
> the official distribution of Karmic Koala, and if the video card will  
> be detected by the installer. Any news on this?

I'm quite sorry to say that the Poulsbo drivers will not be in Karmic
Koala.  The Poulsbo chipset has a proprietary section to the driver and
Intel has said they are not supporting Karmic Koala, so its out of my hands.



> Cheers,
> Morten
> [1]

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