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dch dch is offline
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Default UNR for A90 - 05-27-2009, 03:59 AM

I just received my new Vostro A90 8gb with the stock 8.04. I tried out UNR and thought it was pretty nice so I installed it to my ssd. Didn't they make this build specifically for the Dell Mini? If so, why doesn't the sound work out of the box? Also, I could not get Adobe Flash to install correctly to use for youtube. I dumped it and went back to the Dell's stock version.

Is there a build that I can just install to the Dell Mini/A90 without having to tinker with settings for a linux n00b like me?
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Default 05-27-2009, 06:19 AM

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If so, why doesn't the sound work out of the box? Also, I could not get Adobe Flash to install correctly to use for youtube.
it's made for a number of netbooks, not just the mini9. i'm not sure there's any advertised compatibility with the a90 yet as it is brand new. i realize these don't address your larger issue (wanting a plug-and-play kind of netbook linux) but if you don't mind running two shell commands this gets unr running:

i don't know what the deal is with the sound incompatibility - i cannot imagine the sound chips are different between the mini9 and a90 but they must be. the sound issue is filed as a bug in ubuntu and there's a one line config file change workaround (in terminal this should fix it: sudo echo "options snd-hda-intel model=dell" >> /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf). you need to reboot after doing that. i imagine a new unr will come out with this integrated in the near future (don't know much about ubuntu release cycles).

the easiest way to install flash that i can think of is (again, in terminal) sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer. youtube seems to work reasonably well on my a90 after doing that.

i am still having issues getting the camera to work with unr but otherwise i haven't had other problems.

i don't know of any plug-and-play linux distributions that will make everything 'just work' but i imagine the next refresh of unr will solve some of these issues as they are reported and resolved.
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Default 06-14-2009, 06:43 AM

Unusual.... It is the same audio chipset, but functions differently.

As for the webcam, mine appears to work out-of-the-box on my Mini 9 with 9.04NBR, although I haven't used it other than to mess around with Cheese.

Unfortunately, there does appear to be a problem with the automatic plugin finder for Flash with 9.04; you
have to use Terminal:

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sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer flashplugin-nonfree
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