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Forum: Linux 11-27-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 20,035
Posted By gdsmit1
I decided to upgrade from Linux Mint 16 to Linux...

I decided to upgrade from Linux Mint 16 to Linux Mint 17. This process didn't work this time.

I ended up going into Driver manager and had to select the bcmwl-kernel-source for the Broadcom...
Forum: Linux 11-15-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 20,035
Posted By gdsmit1
As a follow up, it is a problem with the Broadcom...

As a follow up, it is a problem with the Broadcom wireless. I just ordered and received one of those mini wireless adapters, an Edimax. Plugged in and connected right up.
Forum: Dell Mini 1010 11-15-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 22,241
Posted By gdsmit1
I run Linux Mint 16 on my Dell Mini. Runs great,...

I run Linux Mint 16 on my Dell Mini. Runs great, but I'm having hardware issues where the wifi won't connect back up after sleeping. I'm fairly certain it's hardware and now OS related. So my vote...
Forum: Linux 05-19-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 20,035
Posted By gdsmit1
Well, As I reported almost 2 months ago, I used...

Well, As I reported almost 2 months ago, I used this post to get my Dell Mini working. Unfortunately, today it started dropping connection to my wireless. The longest that it stayed connected was...
Forum: Beginners Questions 04-08-2014, 03:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,108
Posted By gdsmit1
Yeah, I had the same issue with my mini 10. But...

Yeah, I had the same issue with my mini 10. But after using it a bit I got used to the touch pad.

I've had this mini 10 for about 5 or 6 years now. I bought it to take on some trips for work...
Forum: Linux 04-08-2014, 03:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 20,035
Posted By gdsmit1
Thanks for this post. I had Linux Mint 13 on my...

Thanks for this post. I had Linux Mint 13 on my Dell Mini 10. I felt it was getting a bit old and wanted to upgrade. I put Linux Mint 16 on it and as expected the wireless didn't work. I found...
Forum: Linux 07-25-2012, 05:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,669
Posted By gdsmit1
I only boot into Linux. I had an old laptop that...

I only boot into Linux. I had an old laptop that I dual booted with XP and Ubuntu. I found that ubuntu took 45 seconds to boot to a usable state. XP took just shy of 5 minutes to come up and bring...
Forum: Dell Mini 10v 07-25-2012, 03:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,333
Posted By gdsmit1
I'm not really sure. I went to Dell's site to...

I'm not really sure. I went to Dell's site to check my order and it can't find the order, so it was over 2 years. I'm thinking about 3 years.
Forum: Linux 07-24-2012, 11:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,669
Posted By gdsmit1
I was able to play around a little bit with it...

I was able to play around a little bit with it last night. It seems to take a bit longer to boot up, or maybe it's just that it seems to take longer since I sit there with a black screen until I...
Forum: Linux 07-23-2012, 09:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,669
Posted By gdsmit1
I went back and installed the MATE version like I...

I went back and installed the MATE version like I put in the subject. Your steps seem to have worked perfectly. Here's hoping that the MATE desktop isn't too much for this little netbook. If it...
Forum: Linux 07-23-2012, 06:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,669
Posted By gdsmit1
I'm installing right now. I did briefly look...

I'm installing right now. I did briefly look through the menus, and I'm not finding System Tools anywhere. But that's probably because I'm installing the XCFE version. I'll dig more once it's...
Forum: General Discussion 07-19-2012, 12:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,522
Posted By gdsmit1
My 6 cell battery is dying. I fully charge the...

My 6 cell battery is dying. I fully charge the battery and when I get into Linux, it pops up a warning that it only has 49% charge. The battery monitor thing says 100%. When I get down to about...
Forum: Linux 07-19-2012, 12:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,669
Posted By gdsmit1
Linux Mint 13 MATE edition

I've been running the stock Linux distro on my Dell Inspiron Mini 10v since I bought it. Well that's getting kind of old and since it isn't supported any longer, I figure it's time to install a new...
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