What is support status of PowerVR GPUs in Fedora? (Intel D2500 and gma500_gfx)

Peter Robinson pbrobinson at gmail.com
Fri Nov 15 08:36:37 UTC 2013

On Fri, Nov 15, 2013 at 8:26 AM, valent.turkovic at gmail.com
<valent.turkovic at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thank you all for great feedback, I found these awesome online
> resources for gma500_gfx -
> https://gist.github.com/Aissen/2925633
> https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Poulsbo
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/HardwareSupportComponentsVideoCardsPoulsbo
> Author of Github article says that driver were included (or planed to
> be) in Meego, has that ever happened? Did Alan Cox continue to work on
> this driver?
> So I have three options to suggest to my friend:
> - Latest Fedora or Mint but with Vesa driver only, and maybe can't
> even get full resolution then

So the gma500 KMS driver is enabled in the Fedora kernel. You should
likely try the modesetting X driver, looking at the kernel config
GMA500 (Poulsbo) and GMA3600 (Cedar Trail) are enabled in the driver
but the GMA600 (Moorestown/Oaktrail) is not. The later I doubt is a
major problem to enable if that's the chipset. The result won't be bad
but won't be particularly pretty but it should at least be usable.


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