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Poulsbo (aka GMA500)

This is a short guide on getting the Poulsbo graphics working nicely with SliTaz.

Start by booting the 4.0 version of SliTaz with a working network connection. Run the installer and when asked for source pick Web and paste the following url:


After a successful installation you will need to do the following steps to get the graphics working.

# nano /etc/rcS.conf

Look for the row called LOAD_MODULES and remove poulsbo from the list, also make sure that psb_gfx is present.

Then remove VESA and add the psb_gfx module (which is inside the linux-staging package):

# tazpkg remove xorg-xf86-video-vesa 
# tazpkg get-install linux-staging

The fbdev-driver also needs to be installed (to replace VESA):

# wget http://cook.slitaz.org/cooker.cgi?download=xorg-xf86-video-fbdev-0.4.2.tazpkg -O fbdev.tazpkg
# tazpkg install fbdev.tazpkg

Simply reboot and the graphics should work nicely with the correct resolution.

en/guides/poulsbo.txt ยท Last modified: 2012/05/13 21:33 by o