Received my new Vaio P (EURO 1k) from Japan, to have it sit unused on my desk for a couple of weeks.
No current Linux distro supports the Intel GMA500.
In the past I always checked before buying the used chipsets, but knowing it was Intel, i thought there wouldn't be any problem. without blaming anyone (I read about the IP, the fact that the design was bought, etc..) But it all just doesn't feel right.
Not sure if anyone here cares, but an updated driver would be appreciated (by many?)...
And otherwise I hope google will index this message and others will find the warning:
INTEL DOES NOT SUPPORT THE INTEL GMA500 IN LINUX (Poulsbo driver)
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