Intel GMA 4500MHD
Linux driver KMS
KMS (Kernel Mode Setting) is a recent development, and requires that you have at least kernel 2.6.31 and Intel Xorg driver version 2.8. But newer is better. With the 2.6.32 kernel and Intel Xorg driver 2.9 you can expect full functionality including external displays and 3D acceleration. However, Linux kernel >=3.19 should be used because it includes a fix for a Graphics Corruption Bug.
Linux driver UMS
Make sure you're using Intel Xorg driver, version 2.8 or 2.9.
The hardware does support acceleration of HD decoding, but it's not yet supported by the Linux driver. Support was supposed to arrive in Q3 2010 via libva. There is already MPEG2 acceleration for this chip though.
ThinkPad models with this component
- Edge 13" (Intel)
- R400, R500
- SL300, SL400, SL400c, SL410, SL500, SL500c, SL510
- T400, T400s, T500
- X200, X200s, X200 Tablet, X301