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Default Just got my new Mini9!!! What now? - 02-28-2009, 01:32 AM

So, after I waiting about a week, I finally got my new Mini9 with Ubuntu!!! So happy with it, but I have a few questions...

What do I do now? Is there some software that everybody has to have to get the most out of this?

Is there some multi-protocol IM client that lets me use the webcam chat feature? none of my friends what Dell Video Chat?

When I use the keyboard, words will frequently type themselves, such as links or names or whatnots. Is there something wrong?

How do I update my system to the newest possible and best? BIOS updates and whathaveyous? I think I have the newest BIOS update and such, but I'm not sure. Any help?

Thanks to those who respond!
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Default Re: Just got my new Mini9!!! What now? - 02-28-2009, 04:13 AM

Try Skype or Pidgin for chat.

A04 is the latest BIOS, if you hit '2' on bootup really quick it will go into the BIOS.

For updates, click on System->Administration->Update Manager. This will keep you in sync with the official Dell Ubuntu libraries.
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Default Re: Just got my new Mini9!!! What now? - 02-28-2009, 04:43 AM

Great! Got to find skype then. What about this keyboard issue? anybody else have the same trouble?
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Default Re: Just got my new Mini9!!! What now? - 02-28-2009, 05:08 AM

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When I use the keyboard, words will frequently type themselves, such as links or names or whatnots. Is there something wrong?
Is this happening in all applications, or only in certian apps? The latest version of Firefox will autocomplete in the address bar...


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Default Re: Just got my new Mini9!!! What now? - 02-28-2009, 05:51 AM

Its happening in all applications such as pidgin. Well, especially in pidgin. Its very annoying to find an address such as posting.php?mode=reply&f=51&t=4375 randomly inserted into my text box such as:

"hey man w *sudden insert of text* posting.php?mode=reply&f=51&t=4375 hats' up?"

Then I have to erase the entry. It happens with no visible frequency, just at random, and its not something held in clipboard. At one point, it was typing my name. I've done the update and i'll see if that fixes it.

anybody else got a clue?
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Default Re: Just got my new Mini9!!! What now? - 02-28-2009, 05:54 AM

Are you hitting some combo key that does a paste ?
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Default Re: Just got my new Mini9!!! What now? i - 02-28-2009, 08:54 AM

No, there's no combination of keys I'm doing, other than normal typing. I've made sure and watched my typing, and it just decides to do it by itself. I have the latest updates on everything as far as this this computer is concerned. Also, the cursor seems to jump to where ever it pleases, and starts typing from there. I'm making sure i'm not touching the mouse pad or any other keys.
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Default Re: Just got my new Mini9!!! What now? - 02-28-2009, 12:08 PM

Sounds like a ctrl key is stuck - or coming on randomly.


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Default Re: Just got my new Mini9!!! What now? - 02-28-2009, 05:04 PM

Yeah, that does sound like a possibility. Well, I guess until someone hears of a fix (seems like my problem is pretty unique), guess I'll just get used to backspace
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Default Re: Just got my new Mini9!!! What now? - 02-28-2009, 07:36 PM

I actually have this issue myself. I find that it's associated with one of my thymbs accidentally brushing on the track pad in some random method. Haven't figured it out yet actually.


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