Forgive me if I don't format this post/question properly, as this is my first post in a long time.
I've been reading/researching this and other forums for awhile now, including Debian documentation/wiki.
I have a Dell Inspiron mini-10 (1010) netbook with the high definition screen.
It has the above mentioned graphics chipset, Intel GMA500 poulsbo.
This graphics hardware is mentioned in a Debian bug report here:
I have debian-503-i386-xfce+lxde-CD-1 (Lenny) installed with upgraded kernel, 2.6.30-bpo-2-686
I installed the LXDE option for my desktop.
Currently I am using vesa 1024x768 and everything on the desktop is stretched. I changed all fonts in openbox to 6pt.
I also have xubuntu 9.04 installed, and would like to remove ubuntu and just go for pure Debian.
There is one nagging problem, the poulsbo drivers "work" in ubuntu with the following workaround:
http://www.mydellmini.com/forum/dell-mi ... t-10v.html
This produces a nice fine grained 1366x768 desktop, and most all GUI stuff works faster.
Has anyone configured this chipset to work in Debian yet?
This is a very common graphics chipset in current notebooks/netbooks.
Will these computers ever run Debian in their "native" resolution?
On another matter not related to my original topic, installing lenny on a Dell mini-10 results in NO network connection.
I needed to use the Debian wiki to install the Broadcom wl driver for wireless,
but also had no ethernet connection as well because of the realtek 8101 ethernet chip.
I finally found an old Belkin (pegesus chip) USB to ethernet device from my Zaurus days that worked.
I was able to get Lenny updated and also install the Broadcom wl driver.
My next problem was the built in ethernet realtek 8101 chip.
I needed to upgrade my kernel from 2.6.26-2-686 to my current one, 2.6.30-bpo-2-686
This broke my wl driver. I was again without a connection.
I later repeated the steps in the wiki for the wl driver.
Since I already had the source files for the realtek 8101, I used the readme that was included in the source.
I'll post the filename, since I forgot exactly where I downloaded it. "r8101-1.013.00.tar.bz2"
I tried using "module-assistant, but m-a didn't have this particular module/source, and couldn't "find" it.
Once I had the realtek ethernet working, I was able to compile and install the broadcom wl module using module-assistant.
One note on compiling the realtek 8101 (there is another post here with someone stuck on this). In the readme, I changed the following:
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# make clean modules (as root or with sudo) to # make (as root or with sudo)
Thank you all for reading this rambling post.