Good news for people with an Intel GMA500 (Poulsbo) graphics card, support is now in the mainline Linux kernel.
In the Linux 3.3-rc1 (mainline) kernel the driver has moved out of staging and re-named.
It is now located under
Device Drivers ->
Graphics support ->
DRM (Direct Rendering Manager) ->
Intel GMA5/600 KMS Framebuffer
and is now called “gma500_gfx”.
Once the kernel team with your distribution of choice makes the adjustment, the GMA500 should work “out of the box” on any Linux Distribution using kernel 3.3 or higher.