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

Peter Robinson pbrobinson at gmail.com
Fri Nov 15 13:18:23 UTC 2013

On Fri, Nov 15, 2013 at 10:04 AM, Richard W.M. Jones <rjones at redhat.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 15, 2013 at 09:26:36AM +0100, valent.turkovic at gmail.com wrote:
>> 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
>> - Old Ubuntu (but still supported) + prorietary drivers
>> - full blown priprietary - Windows 7 + Intel/PowerVR driver
> There also exist USB-based GPUs, ie. external GPUs that plug into
> laptops (or any machine) using USB.
> Although I don't think it's worth rescuing this "cheap 13" laptop" by
> spending yet more money on hardware which might have its own driver
> issues.
> Probably best to get rid of it on eBay and buy a decent laptop.  The
> ARM-based Samsung Chromebook is very cheap and runs Fedora.

The ARM laptop will have the same or worse issues in terms of GPU as
the x86 one.


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