Out of curiosity, I tried to install Ubuntu 12.04 rc1 on fit-pc2 following the instructions here:https://wiki.edubuntu.org/HardwareSuppo ... rdsPoulsbo
Alas, the resolution got stuck at 1024x768 and as I have a 1920x1080 lcd monitor it does not look good.
Even installing a later kernel did not change this.
A quick look in the gma500 sources revealed that DVI ddc apparently is not supported, hence no monitor info available.
Furthermore the display memory is limited to approx. 8 MB, allowing up to 1680x1050 as stated in the cdv_intel_hdmi.c source.
After further investigations I have finally got it working in 1680x1050 resolution. Not optimal, but much better than the default.
From the information from:http://linux.bigga.de/blog/blog-post/20 ... %20GMA500/
I then added video=DVI-D-1:1680x1050 in /etc/default/grub:
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="poulsbo.blacklist=yes console=tty1 video=DVI-D-1:1680x1050"
and run update-grub.
This seems a stable configuration.
The glxgears performace is not stellar, but acceptable, 70 - 100 fps in the standard size glxgears window.
As I prefer a more 'classic' desktop that unity, I installed Cinnamon and use Gnome classic.
The wirelees adapter is recognized and shows ap's (havent't tried connecting yet).