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I am currently using crunchbang 11 32bit, on a laptop with Atom D2500/GMA3600. Does anyone know how to install a more modern driver - rather than the gma500? Is this even possible?

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When it comes to graphics drivers, intel is the most liberal towards contributing code to the linux kernel. So I think you wont find any references online on how to install a specific kernel driver for intel hardware - its because the kernel will always contain the required drivers. You just need to install a latest linux distribution containing a recent kernel.

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Ive tried wheezy and ubuntu 14.04. I dont seem to be getting any 3d acceleration –  Jack burridge Apr 28 at 6:54
    
I actually thought that GMA3600 is a pure intel hardware, but its not. There is some useful info on arch wiki: wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Intel_GMA3600 Try enabling modesetting as mentioned in there –  Jay Aurabind Apr 28 at 7:27
    
I went ahead and installed xserver-xorg-video-modesetting but when I modified the file /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-gpudriver.conf as they suggested it caused a fatal error when xserver tried to start –  Jack burridge Apr 28 at 9:01
    
I suggest you ask in the appropriate distro's mailing list with the error log you encounter. There would more experienced people who can answer, which might even include people who package that driver itself. This is a bit generic place. –  Jay Aurabind Apr 28 at 9:27
    
Bad news for you gist.github.com/Aissen/2925633 Thats just 5 months ago. I dont know whats the latest situation. –  Jay Aurabind Apr 28 at 9:32
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