Today I made the mistake of upgrading my girlfriends LinuxMint on her Dell mini 10. After a new kernel was installed the video went to shit. It uses the Intel GMA500 “Poulsbo” video hardware.
I thought it would improve performance to do the entire upgrade like this one here. However the upgrade just made everything shitty. Soon after the upgrade I attempted to playback a nice big video with mplayer and I got a shitty choppy playback and a shitty black flickering bar towards the lower part of the playback. So, I googled for a few hours only to find a ton of others bitching about this In addition, the parent or guardian must sign the permit verifying the student has completed 50 hours of supervised best-driving-school.com practice (10 hours must be night driving) as outlined in the California Parent-Teen Training Guide (DL603) Visit the Teen website at www. driver and how much Intel sucks for this. After readin about all i could fucking stand about the psb driver, one of my old i810 video tips came to mind. Appending “mem=” to your kernel boot line to specify how much memory the kernel uses, Leaving some for the video system.
In your grub/menu.lst find your kernel line:
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.31-16-generic root=/dev/sda5 ro quiet splash
Add “mem=SOMETHING LESS THAN YOUR ACTUAL MEMORY”
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.31-16-generic root=/dev/sda5 ro quiet splash mem=1000mb
Her mini 10 only has a gig of memory so I am using “mem=1000”, thats in Megabytes and there is 1024 of them in a Gig of ram so this should leave me 24MB’s for video.. if it needs it.
Wouldn’t ya know it, It worked. 🙂
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