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Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Upstate New York, U.S of A.
01-16-2014, 01:00 AM
no previous steps, just take it apart and install the new board, the BIOS will recognize the new RAM when you reboot, Win 7 Pro will work just as well, Win 7 Ult just has some extra bells and whistles that Pro doesn't have such as bit encryption etc.....Win 7 Ult is more advanced than Win 7 Pro, Win 7 Ult is the highest version there is....hope you have the service manual for the 1010.....
Dell 1010 Service Manual
Just in case you dont..
iPad 4 (64gb) w/Retina,Targus Versavu Case
Join Date: Oct 2015
11-21-2015, 02:49 AM
I have a dell mini 1010 with 1GB RAM and i just cant find a Linux OS that works well, I've tried with Xubuntu and Ubuntu and everything runs well, except for the sound, no sound AT ALL.
Finally I found Lubuntu and that one was working well (though to dull the OS) until some SW updates start coming in and made the computer slow as hell.
Any recommendations of a good Linux OS for me?
Thanks in advance =)
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: New Hampshire
12-05-2015, 02:06 AM
Don't know - there hasn't been much discussion (of anything) lately. I'd assume the latest version is fine, but search the forum for earlier discussions.
Mini 9|2GB RAM|64GB RunCore|Intel 5300|Windows 10
Join Date: Feb 2013
12-09-2015, 08:24 PM
Dell mini 1010 (1GB RAM) every problem solved on Linux (Zorin OS 9) - Today, 09:10 PM
1. Problem: You haven't got Wifi
Plug an ethernet cable to get wifi, open terminal and issue the following commands:
sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source
sudo modprobe -r wl
sudo modprobe wl
Wait 10 seconds and then check network manager to see if you can connect to wireless netwroks. A restart maybe required.
And it's works!
2. Problem: Videocard
PSB drivers (outdated)
Drivers are available in the gma500 PPA repository for Maverick, Lucid, Karmic, Jaunty and Intrepid. With the note that Jaunty and Intrepid versions are no longer supported and guaranteed to work.
Open a terminal and type:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gma500/ppa && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install poulsbo-driver-3d
reboot for the changes to take effect.
(At least on Lucid, poulsbo-driver-3d conflicts with compiz packages. You need to uninstall them first.)
sudo apt-get -y remove compiz*
Note: remember to perform after a version upgrade the commands in the terminal again to update to the gma500 packages matching your Ubuntu version.
sudo apt-get update
Now, the videos are faster, but not perfect. I installed Gnome mplayer and VLC too. The sound already is ****.
3. Problem: sound
Fix Most Audio Problems: Remove PulseAudio
Many audio issues in Ubuntu can simply be solved by eliminating PulseAudio. The Mini 9's Skype problems are PulseAudio's fault.
PulseAudio is a sound server, a background process accepting sound input from one or more sources (processes or capture devices) and redirecting it to one or more sinks (sound cards, remote network PulseAudio servers, or other processes).
One of the goals of PulseAudio is to reroute all sound streams through it, including those from processes that attempt to directly access the hardware. What it really does is get in the way, delay sound, improperly fix and make audio in Linux a bigger mess. PulseAudio may have potential and offer some great audio features but for me it is not worth the headaches. I don't need advanced features and networked audio, I simply want to watch videos, listen to music and talk on Skype without problems.
To completely remove PulseAudio in a terminal type:
sudo apt-get purge pulseaudio
This will uninstall PulseAudio, delete the configuration files and uninstall it's dependencies; gstreamer-10-pulseaudio, libpulse-browse0, libpeexdsp1, pulseaudio-esound-compat, pulseaudio-module-udev, pulseaudio-module-x11, pulseaudio-utils, and rtkit.
Reboot your machine and enjoy working audio. Not having PulseAudio installed makes using Skype as easy as starting the program. You still need to turn on the mic and setup the correct audios devices.
sudo apt-get update
And now everything is work! Great suprise! Good luck!
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