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video card Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 07)
model: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 07)(model id: 106)
possible other names of the device:
Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09) - GMA X4500
vendor:
Intel Corporation
VendorID:ProductID code of the device:
8086:2a42
year of commercialization:
2008
interface:
PCI-E
tested on:
gNewSense 2.3 Deltah
Trisquel 4.0 Taranis
Trisquel 4.5 Slaine
Trisquel 5.5 Brigantia
UTUTO XS 2010
tested with the following kernel libre:
2.6.32-24-generic
3.0.0-17-generic
how does it work with free software?
works with 3D acceleration
free driver used:
i915
Description:

lspci -vmmnn

Slot:	00:02.0
Class:	VGA compatible controller [0300]
Vendor:	Intel Corporation [8086]
Device:	Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller [2a42]
SVendor:	ASUSTeK Computer Inc. [1043]
SDevice:	Device [1862]
Rev:	07

lspci -nnk

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:2a42] (rev 09)
Subsystem: Lenovo Device [17aa:3a02]
Kernel driver in use: i915
Kernel modules: i915
Note from a user having a laptop with this graphic card:
My computer Acer Aspire 5736Z was working perfect with this videocard with some old trisquel version. However, at Trisquel 5.5 and 6 appeared a problem which left the screen black. nomodeset kernel parameter was leaving the computer usable, but aspect relation was erroneous and it was a pain to watch the screen. I found a solution. Set the parameter "acpi_osi=" in grub connfiguration file and increase brightness pressing brightness buttons after booting and the light will be returned. I'm using succesfully this on Trisquel 6.0 and I can use the laptop comfortably and with 3D acceleration.
External info

GMA X4500: wikipedia link

The GMA X4500 and the GMA X4500HD for desktop were launched in June 2008. The GMA X4500 is used in the G43 chipset[16] and the GMA X4500HD is used in the G45 chipset. The GMA X4500 is also used in the G41 chipset, which was released in September 2008.

The GMA 4500MHD for laptops was launched on July 16, 2008. Featurewise, the 4500MHD is identical to its desktop cousin, the X4500HD. It had been previously rumored that a cost-reduced version, the GMA 4500, was to be launched in late 2008 or early 2009 and was to be used in the upcoming Q43 and Q45 chipsets. But in practice the Q43 and Q45 Chipsets also use the GMA X4500.

The difference between the GMA X4500 and the GMA X4500HD is that the GMA X4500HD is capable of "full 1080p high-definition video playback, including Blu-ray disc movies".

Like the X3500, X4500 supports DirectX 10 and Shader Model 4.0 features. Intel designed the GMA X4500 to be 200% faster than the GMA 3100 (G33 chipset) in 3DMark06 performance and 70% faster than the GMA X3500 (G35 chipset)

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