By David Clack on Sep 21, 2009
So I wanted to test the Intel Poulsbo chipset with OpenSolaris to see if it was a solution to a fan less embedded product.
I could not find a cheap motherboard with the chipset, on my weekend trip to CostCo, they had the Acer Aspire One 11.6" netbook for $278, what a deal.
Frys has the 2Gb 250Gb HD model for $379
Walmart is $348 for the same as I have.
I just wanted to test the chipset :-)
Anyway it has the Intel Poulsbo chipset that looks like it has a video controller from
This is a good writeup on the Intel Poulsbo chipset
Anyway, no 2D or 3D video driver for Xorg, the usb is really weird, keeps pushing the cursor into the top left corner.
RealTek Ethernet and Atheros wifi work.
I'd decided to change out the mini pci-e wifi for an 802.11n one, boy did I get a shock when I opened the hatch in the bootom on the wifi card looks like half a postage stamp.
Found a 802.11n same size on Ebay.
I did my standard install with Windows 7, just took 1/3 of disk for C drive, then created an 80 Gb what I thought was FAT32 partition, it came up as exFAT, OpenSolaris cannot month this.
Changed it back to FAT32 with Paragon Partition Manager 10.0 Personal Edition.
It said it did a format in place, there went my iTunes folder, Pictures and Videos.
Thank goodness I have the Maxtor OneTouch Mini 4 backup USB hard drive :-)
So I have the Acer One, looks like Panasonic has a ToughBook with Poulsbo.
How many other netbook type devices exist with the Poulsbo chipset ?
Is it even worth pushing engineering to get an Xorg driver for this video ?