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Re: trying to get a WUXGA virtual desktop and WUXGA external video?



On Tue, 24 Feb 2009, Adam Williamson wrote:

> On Tue, 2009-02-24 at 12:11 -0500, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> > yOn Tue, 24 Feb 2009, Jerry Amundson wrote:
> >
> > > On Tue, Feb 24, 2009 at 10:28 AM, Adam Jackson <ajax redhat com> wrote:
> > > > It's not clear from the article what graphics chip that has, but I
> > > > suspect it's a Poulsbo.  Poulsbo doesn't really have open driver support
> > > > yet.  I'll refrain from giving my opinion about that.
> > >
> > > Yep -
> > > IntelĀ® Poulsbo US15WGraphics
> >
> >   given that i know nothing about that particular video chip, is that
> > a good thing or a bad thing?  or, more importantly, an adequate thing
> > for what i'm trying to do?
>
> It's a very bad thing. Unless you're happy with vesa graphics, don't buy
> it.
>
> Ref. my blog:
>
> http://www.happyassassin.net/2009/01/30/intel-gma-500-poulsbo-graphics-on-linux-a-precise-and-comprehensive-summary-as-to-why-youre-screwed/

  in short, that netbook is totally unsuited for what i'm after.
dang.

rday


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