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Forum: Dell Mini 9 Discussion 12-13-2012, 08:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 826
Posted By JoeinDallas
Steve, Thanks for the reply. I may have...

Steve,

Thanks for the reply. I may have screwed up - in trying to troubleshoot I flashed the latest BIOS. I have no idea what I was on before I flashed. Maybe I'll look for an A0 bios. ...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Discussion 12-13-2012, 08:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 826
Posted By JoeinDallas
Won't boot with one battery attached

OK, this has me stumped:

I've had this mini9 since the beginning (what is that 4 years or so now?) and the battery started lasting shorter and shorter (to be expected). Bought an aftermarket ext....
Forum: Linux 11-20-2012, 08:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 9,072
Posted By JoeinDallas
Where should one start to get Ubuntu on a Mini9? ...

Where should one start to get Ubuntu on a Mini9? Should I just try tolet my original Ubuntu install upgrade itself (8.04?) or download 12.04 fresh? There used to be different repositories for Dell...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Discussion 06-19-2012, 08:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 850
Posted By JoeinDallas
Well, the replacement only charged to 90% and...

Well, the replacement only charged to 90% and charged to that several times in a row, but charged to 100% last night and is at 49% after 2.5 hours of use, so I guess I'm happy. Thanks for the...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Discussion 06-14-2012, 07:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 850
Posted By JoeinDallas
Aftermarket hicap batteries?

Greetings,

Has anyone had any luck with any aftermarket high capacity batteries for the mini9? I purchased one, but it only charged to 100% once, and went down drastically from there (maxed at...
Forum: Windows 8 03-10-2012, 03:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 20,827
Posted By JoeinDallas
I was attempting to install Windows 8 on my Mini9...

I was attempting to install Windows 8 on my Mini9 with it's 8G SSD and I get an error that 16G is the minimum to install Windows 8 - is there a way around this?
Forum: Linux 02-24-2012, 08:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,460
Posted By JoeinDallas
GoDucks, I'm looking to put an os on a spare...

GoDucks,

I'm looking to put an os on a spare 4G ssd I hvae as a means to boot if my main ssd fails - can I fit PeppermintOS for the mini9 on a 4G ssd?
Forum: Dell Mini 10v 11-18-2009, 08:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 882
Posted By JoeinDallas
Excellent - my son will use the camera. It...

Excellent - my son will use the camera. It should be here by Friday, so I'll check it out to be sure.

Thanks for the replies,
Joe
Forum: Dell Mini 10v 11-17-2009, 08:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 882
Posted By JoeinDallas
new outlet 10v - bluetooth and camera?

So I just ordered an outlet 10v for my son for xmas (longtime Mini-9 owner) and the specs don't mention bluetooth or camera - am I to assume there are none?

Joe
Forum: External Accessories / Peripherals 07-28-2009, 07:18 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 36,200
Posted By JoeinDallas
Mikaboshi, Were you going to put Windows 7...

Mikaboshi,

Were you going to put Windows 7 on a mini-sd card in your reader, or on the SSD? I was contemplating doing the former and was looking for any gotchas.

Joe
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Hardware and Upgrades 05-20-2009, 04:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,728
Posted By JoeinDallas
Which power tip is the right one for the mini?

Which power tip is the right one for the mini?
Forum: External Accessories / Peripherals 03-18-2009, 08:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,949
Posted By JoeinDallas
Re: Plastic case for spare SSD?

Good call on the screwdriver! I used to carry a pen-shaped utility device (different screwdriver ends etc.) until a TSA guy at a checkpoint looked at my bag for 3-4 minutes, and then finally said...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Hardware and Upgrades 03-18-2009, 06:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,631
Posted By JoeinDallas
Re: wifi antenna mod?

I would just buy an external usb wifi adapter that has a connection for an external antenna (to keep from modding your mini). I bought a Hawking adapter and hook up my "cantenna" when I need long...
Forum: External Accessories / Peripherals 03-18-2009, 04:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,949
Posted By JoeinDallas
Re: Plastic case for spare SSD?

O.K. Here is what I ended up with: I bought a Kingston 2G micro/mini/sd card/adapters at FRYs and cut out some of the individual risers inside to make it empty. The SSD card fits pretty well, and...
Forum: External Accessories / Peripherals 03-18-2009, 01:51 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 36,200
Posted By JoeinDallas
Re: Buffalo Micro USB memory stick - RMUM-8G/BK

I'd like to get in for one is well if someone organizes a "group buy" white or black.

Joe
Forum: External Accessories / Peripherals 03-17-2009, 02:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,949
Posted By JoeinDallas
Re: Plastic case for spare SSD?

Thanks for the reply Fallstar. That looks like it would do the trick, but I was looking for something that was a "perfect fit". That seems a little oversized, and since my main target with the mini...
Forum: External Accessories / Peripherals 03-16-2009, 07:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,949
Posted By JoeinDallas
Plastic case for spare SSD?

I've been on the hunt lately for a small plastic case for an SSD (kind of like the ones that come with an SD card) so I can easily pack the spare I have (picked up on the forsale forum - thanks...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Discussion 03-11-2009, 09:08 PM
Replies: 465
Views: 241,392
Posted By JoeinDallas
Re: We want your photos!

Why you got two mini? I am envy!![/quote]

How are you pronouncing that? What's the plural of mini? Two Mini (min-eye, min-eee (no-that's just wrong!), min-eez)??

Joe
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Hardware Issues / Problems 01-20-2009, 10:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 22,046
Posted By JoeinDallas
Re: Touchpad not very responsive

Pardon the density (denseness?), but the synaptics drivers are only available in Windows, right? (Not for Ubuntu?)

Joe
Forum: Ubuntu 01-03-2009, 05:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,728
Posted By JoeinDallas
Slingbox on Mini 9 with Ubuntu?

Is anyone able to view their slingbox stream from Ubuntu?

I'm enjoying my new Mini 9, and have been able to customize it to my liking using help from this forum, but... Does anyone know of an easy...
Forum: External Accessories / Peripherals 12-12-2008, 06:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 15,809
Posted By JoeinDallas
Re: TV Tuner

I have a slingbox, but my Mini has Ubuntu loaded - does anyone her know of a way to make those two work together? I was hoping sling.com would work as a browser-based viewing method, but if the beta...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Hardware Issues / Problems 11-18-2008, 09:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 13,366
Posted By JoeinDallas
Re: Ubuntu Mini Freezes

Any pointers to monitoring applets? I've been following the threads on disk monitoring, but they all seem to refer to Windows solutions or hardware mods.

Thanks,
Joe (new Ubuntu user)
Forum: Ubuntu 11-15-2008, 08:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 16,542
Posted By JoeinDallas
Re: How-to get the Dell restore img to boot from a USB key

O.K. I installed gparted, re-formatted and tried again with no luck. But .... then I decided to try my old Sandisk Cruzer and it worked first try! I guess it was something about my brand new 3...
Forum: Ubuntu 11-14-2008, 07:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 16,542
Posted By JoeinDallas
Re: How-to get the Dell restore img to boot from a USB key

1 - Plug in both the SD card with the image, and the thumb drive.
2 - open a terminal (Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal)
3 - type the command df -h and look at the output

The column that...
Forum: Ubuntu 11-14-2008, 05:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 16,542
Posted By JoeinDallas
Re: How-to get the Dell restore img to boot from a USB key

I went through these steps after getting confused about having to have the drive unmounted if you execute from the command line vs mounted from imagewriter. It took a while, wrote a bunch of files...
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