I have the same problem...but now I know, that i will never buy chipsets created by intel...
I also am another dissatisfied customer and will continue to to let all my colleagues and friends know about this as well until this is rectified. I am sorely dissapointed and betrayed, INTEL.
I have the same issue
INTEL do you have any plan for supporting GMA500 with linux issue? if not i ma planning to sell my netbook on ebay
Go to your distribution for Linux drivers. Way too many versions of Linux for Intel to write drivers for. Thats why they are supported at the distro level.
Try the Ubuntu community here http://www.ubuntu.com/community/participate as that is were the expertise is for Ubuntu Linux on GMA 500.
Here is a list of topics that may help, http://search.ubuntu.com/results2.html?cx=009650792990864903260%3A-lsdjshi1tu&cof=FORID%3A11&ie=UTF-8&q=gma+500#1093 I am confident that if you work the resources here you will find what you need.
Lets keep only one thread for this issue. http://communities.intel.com/message/85012#85012