Re: Linux Mint Edition with gma500_gfx
You can also compile your own kernel (at your own risk). There are some required packages that you need before you can do this, but a simple google search should be able to answer that.
On Ubuntu (and likely any other distribution) you can do:
# Download and unpack whatever kernel version you prefer and change into that directory
sudo make modules_install
sudo make install
"make oldconfig" will try to configure the kernel based on your current config. Some new things might be available in your new kernel, and you will be asked how to configure it. Usually you can just press enter on those questions. If you need to make any changes to the kernel, do a "make menuconfig" before "make -j4". If you want to try the gma500_gfx driver, make sure it is selected as M (module). It can be found in:
Device drivers -> Graphics support -> Direct Rendering Manager -> Intel GMA5/600 KMS Framebuffer.
Then you reboot and select the new kernel from your grub menu.