Dell Mini 9 OS X Discussion Discussion for installing and setting up Mac OS X on the Dell Mini and Vostro A90
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Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Austin, TX
08-25-2009, 08:01 PM
Personally, I'd go with USB instead of Bluetooth. BT is cool and all, but sometimes the OS (well, Windows at least), doesn't seem to get things quite right when switching to and from BT-enabled devices, far more so than when connecting or removing USB devices.
You would also have the hassle of having to remember to switch your BT devices off (or turn off BT on your Mini) if you were going to be working nearby, lest it spuriously detect them and try to switch back if you were using it in, say, the next room. BT works best, IME, in situations where you're either right there or nowhere near.
So since you're going to be (un)plugging your video and power cables each time anyway, I would simply add a USB plug to that list, and run both the k/b and mouse off a cheap external USB hub.
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Join Date: Mar 2009
08-26-2009, 02:22 AM
Join Date: Aug 2009
08-26-2009, 03:53 PM
Join Date: May 2009
Location: London via Melburn
08-26-2009, 04:35 PM
The resolution detection of my external is still erratic though. I usually have to 'detect displays' a number of times before it realises which display I have plugged in and what the correct resolution should be.
I don't suppose there is a way to 'hard-code' the resolution into the mini's display prefs? I'm thinking along the lines of display-specific kexts...I have looked, but cannot find any as yet, if they exist at all.
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