Dell Mini 1010 Forum for all discussion and support on the first revision of the Dell Mini 10, the Dell Inspiron Mini 1010.
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Join Date: May 2009
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
09-14-2009, 07:01 PM
I always keep a SD/HD drive with 9.04 (and the driver updates) in my little case with my 1010. So no matter if I crash the HD or mess something else up I can still boot the system up and do everything just like it was running off the HD. Glad to hear things worked out for you. fdalbor
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Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Illinois, USA
09-15-2009, 02:52 AM
I have been running Mint 7 XFCE for about a week now.
I dualboot windows xp, mint 7, and puppy linux.
I have mine updated to latest from when I downloaded it a week ago.
Mint 7 XFCE was released today:
The Linux Mint Blog Blog Archive Linux Mint 7 ‘Gloria’ XFCE released!
I have only had one problem with it, and that was user error.
I changed the default settings in BIOS for the function keys.
I changed them to "function keys", not "media keys".
I couldn't get wireless to work, until I changed them back to "media keys"
Mint has the Broadcom STA driver installed under "Hardware Drivers"
I also used the thread here for getting my HD screen to 1366x768. It works in Mint 7 XFCE.
Mint XFCE runs smoothly on my Mini-10. XFCE is a slimmed down version, compared to KDE.
I also installed Opera because it loads and opens pages faster than Firefox.
(That's just my opinion because I've used Opera on embedded devices and it out performs Firefox on these devices).
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Join Date: Sep 2009
09-19-2009, 01:05 AM
I have XP and Ubuntu 9.04 installed on my 1010. It took some work to get the video working in Ubuntu, but I got it (thanks Sammyboy!!). I like having both Linux and XP, they both run well on the 1010. It's a netbook so I don't expect ultra fast performance. If you are looking for a performance boost from Ubuntu on the 1010 I don't think you will see that much of a difference. IMHO if you don't like what your getting from XP you more then likely won't like Ubuntu either.
Join Date: Jul 2009
12-10-2009, 06:07 PM
Have you all heard of Jolicloud, it's an Ubuntu based Linux Distro with built-in support for the GMA500.
You can get it from here Jolicloud
I'm downloading and installing it on my Mini 1010 right now!!!
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