We Have Poulsbo Hardware, But No Driver
Phoronix: We Have Poulsbo Hardware, But No Driver
For the past year we have been documenting the Intel Poulsbo Linux driver and how it is a bloody mess on the basis of it being a binary-only driver (in comparison to their fully open-source stack for their other IGPs) that is not well maintained, is not easy to procure outside of Ubuntu, and is ridden by other problems. Intel though is not solely at fault because the GMA 500 "Poulsbo" chipset is actually a product of PowerVR. A month ago we learned that a new Poulsbo Linux driver is under development and that it would use Gallium3D and be a big improvement over the current Poulsbo driver stack, albeit it would remain closed-source. A month has passed since sharing the news and this morning we finally got our hands on new Intel Poulsbo hardware...