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Forum: For Sale 12-14-2011, 02:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 589
Posted By ArKay
Dell Mini 9, white, 64GB/1g ram & touchscreen

I have a Dell Mini 9, in White for sale.

It's got 1 gb ram, a 64GB Stec SSD, bluetooth and a Hoda touchscreen installed.
Unlike many of the used Mini 9s the top is virtually scratch free as I...
Forum: For Sale 10-26-2011, 01:49 PM
Replies: 0
[For Sale] For Sale - Minin10v
Views: 531
Posted By ArKay
(Sold) - Minin10v

Sold my Mini10v.
Enjoyed it, but need to move on.
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Hardware and Upgrades 05-24-2010, 03:32 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,269
Posted By ArKay
Hoda touchscreen drivers... for Ubuntu ?

Anyone have any luck with the touchscreen drivers for Ubuntu Linux ?
10.4nbr recognizes touched, but not in a good way... i.e. the cursor jumps all over the darn place. But it's a step beyond before...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Hardware and Upgrades 05-21-2010, 01:28 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 19,386
Posted By ArKay
Regular (like the Hoda) touchscreen is resistive...

Regular (like the Hoda) touchscreen is resistive - it senses the pressure on the screen and registers the touch. Hence anything pressing on the digitizer will register a 'touch'

Capacitive touch...
Forum: For Sale 02-12-2010, 02:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 802
Posted By ArKay
AC adapter plug, wires, etc. for Mini 9

The plug going from the motherboard to the ac adapter fractured and now it doesn't sit nicely in there. It's the plug that fits against the case, the wires and the white plastic connector that goes...
Forum: User News 01-21-2010, 03:46 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,703
Posted By ArKay
Statum Slate PC ? Really Hacked Mini 10...

Stantum multitouch Slate PC prototype hands-on -- Engadget (

HEY ! It's just a modded mini-10. So says the...
Forum: Dell Mini 10v 12-14-2009, 02:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,318
Posted By ArKay
mini 10v restore... built-in !

Dell did do just that. If you glance at page 43/44 of your 'Inspiron Setup Guide' manual under Using Dell PC Restore you will notice that hitting <cntrl><f11> during boot up (when the blue bar...
Forum: Dell Mini 10v 12-14-2009, 02:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,089
Posted By ArKay
As stupid a statement as this might be - try...

As stupid a statement as this might be - try registering again - but if you have an 'O' (letter oh) in your service code... try a '0' (zero) instead. I know a couple of people who got them confused...
Forum: General Discussion 06-19-2009, 11:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 14,678
Posted By ArKay
The other spot to look is Desktop Starships -...

The other spot to look is Desktop Starships - Star Trek, Star Wars, Babylon 5, Sci-fi and Fantasy Wallpaper. (

They aren't specifically sized, but there is a bunch...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Discussion 05-27-2009, 02:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,855
Posted By ArKay
I like the form factor - hate the keyboard. HP...

I like the form factor - hate the keyboard.
HP Mini - right sized keyboard. Worse battery life and an odd balance point.

Since I use mine half the time in my hand hunt and pecking with the other...
Forum: News 05-22-2009, 01:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,663
Posted By ArKay
Dell adding Mini 10 TV tuner, passion purple...

Dell adding Mini 10 TV tuner, passion purple color options today

by Ross Miller, posted May 21st 2009 at 12:02AM
When Dell said its Mini 10 TV tuner was coming this summer, well, we didn't expect...
Forum: General Discussion 05-20-2009, 02:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,767
Posted By ArKay
User Interface. It's all about user interface....

User Interface.
It's all about user interface. The fact that it's Linux underneath means almost nothing. It could be DOS or OS/2 underneath as long as the UI is as easy as it is to deal with.
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Discussion 04-04-2009, 01:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,648
Posted By ArKay
Re: Ubuntu Updates

With 'Dell-buntu' yes.

Your best bet is to download and install either 8.04 or 8.10 from -

And go from there. You will...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Discussion 03-27-2009, 01:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,824
Posted By ArKay
Re: HP mini vs. Dell mini

To be fair - look at the base unit and compare the prices. Right now I can get an HP, with a 1.3mp webcam, 16gb ssd, 1 gb ram, a hd activity light, a light that shows if I'm in caps lock mode or not,...
Forum: General Discussion 03-25-2009, 01:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,845
Posted By ArKay
Re: Boot From SD on Intel Atoms

The Mini 9 uses the N270 Atom.[/quote]
But the HP mini 1000 uses the N270 ... and you _can_ boot from the SD.
I know - because I owned one for a while. Hence I'm betting the card reader in the HP...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Hardware Issues / Problems 03-20-2009, 03:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,453
Posted By ArKay
Re: Ubuntu freezing after booting

Are you connecting to a wi-fi router right before it crashes ? Specifically a Linksys (ummmm, forgets model number....)
I'll look at my work router and give you the model number tomorrow. Other...
Forum: External Accessories / Peripherals 03-11-2009, 01:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,454
Posted By ArKay
Re: Silicone Skins

I could never see the point for a computer - even one as small as the Mini 9. But I will say for the pod or iphone - something you constantly have a chance of dropping or sliding off a...
Forum: Ubuntu 02-27-2009, 02:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,934
Posted By ArKay
Re: Run HP Mi Edition on Dell Mini

It is true. Having MIEd my Mini 1000 (the big brother to my Dell Mini 9) it is true you can use that trick to get terminal.

You can also set it up to be in the advanced programs tab easily. But...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Discussion 02-27-2009, 02:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,625
Posted By ArKay
Re: Diference between new Mini 9 and my Mini 9!

Rats. Darn. Drat.

That is the one thing I had started to get used to - the screen colors being washed out all the time. :(

Now to see they 'fixed' it make me wonder if there is a way to...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Discussion 02-25-2009, 02:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,496
Posted By ArKay
Re: #1 Complaint about Mini 9 is...?

#1 complaint. Keyboard
#2 - mushy trackpad keys.
#3 - screen resolution.

The keyboard for all the same reasons everyone else is quoting. I've been messing around with an HP Mini 100. OMG is the...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Discussion 02-06-2009, 04:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,162
Posted By ArKay
Re: Refurbished Drama

A note to add to the refurbished experience...
First one I bought, as I mentioned - like flippin' new. Only the green sticker showed it wasn't.

The second one - oh. my. god.

Flip it open to...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Discussion 02-06-2009, 03:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,275
Posted By ArKay
Re: Taking my Dell Mini on a Cruise

a ziplock bag big enough for the mini to fit in.

While you are carrying around you may want to do keep it in there just in case you get bumped, slip, etc and to goes skidding across a possibly wet...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Discussion 02-01-2009, 09:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,816
Posted By ArKay
Re: Ubunto vs. XP

Go over to the Ubuntu site and you should find how-to's for dual-booting all over their forums. Should also be some how-to's on the Ubuntu wiki. Basically you'll need to partition your harddrive to...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Discussion 01-28-2009, 02:29 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 167,910
Posted By ArKay
Re: Your 1024x600 desktop!

Depending on what you are looking for there is also
It has more sci-fi themed free artwork pieces, some of which would work out quite well. Some won't... but hey. If...
Forum: Beginners Questions 01-26-2009, 07:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,364
Posted By ArKay
Re: Neebie questions on movies and music.

First things first - if you can afford the 16 - get the 16. It's just handier. If you want to save some cash, get the 8 and an SD card to put in the SD reader. You can save stuff to it and it will be...
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