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Old 01-04-2011, 09:53 PM
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Question PC-BSD 8.1 on eeepc 1101HA
Greetings,

I recently installed PC-BSD 8.1 on an Asus eeepc 1101HA.

Everything worked fine except the graphics. This is actually something I expected, due to the fact that this netbook has a GMA 500 graphics chip, which is (so to speak) the worst graphics chip every built in a netbook.

In Linux the same trouble emerges, but there are some poulsbo drivers available (although they are no official drivers). The question that emerges now:

Is there any way to get the graphics working under PC-BSD ? I got for now vesa as the 'detected' graphics system which runs on 24bit and 1024x768 resolution - it is some real pain to work under these parameters.

Many thanks in advance for any hints for solving this problem (except 'buying a new netbook' or 'installing windows' ...this may solve the problem in general but not the problem of enjoying PC-BSD on this specific machine )

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Old 01-05-2011, 03:12 AM
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You will have to specify intel during video setup. Editing xorg.conf to specify intel in the driver section will also work.
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Old 01-05-2011, 08:27 PM
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Thank you for the quick response. The problem is, that I selected during video setup to select intel (also tried intel 3D) but the test told me that this configuration failed, so I had to step back to vesa.

Just another question: if I am about to edit the xorg.conf, what exactly does have to be written for intel drivers?

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Old 01-06-2011, 05:55 AM
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Well, apparently I am wrong. There is no support for GMA 500 aka Poulsbo. Xorg currently does not support this particular chipset. The only platform that does is Ubuntu.

http://gma500.wiki-site.com/

You will have to use vesa. =(
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Thanks for that information. It's sad but at last I know that it is pointless to continue searching - it is unbelievable what crap Asus has built in this laptop ...
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