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Join Date: Aug 2009
04-30-2010, 03:28 AM
I've been looking forward to 10.04, but I'm going to be holding off updating my mini 9 to the new release. I've been keeping an eye on a serious bug in Ubuntu that affects certain SSDs (including some of the STEC and Super Talent models for the mini 9) discussed in http://www.mydellmini.com/forum/ubuntu-netbook-remix/16224-very-slow-boot.html
From the last comment on the activity work-log, the bug has not been corrected in 10.04.
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Detroit, Michigan
04-30-2010, 05:19 AM
I just installed, had to install broadcom STA to get wifi working.
I've gotten the sound to work,
I went into system>sound>Sound Effects>Sound Theme Drop Down=Ubuntu
I've just gotten the bluetooth working as well,
Now in terminal navigate to the folder with the file and type:
All I had to do was install the "Aircraft Manager" and put an "X" in the "Enable Bluetooth"-Field.
Join Date: Mar 2009
04-30-2010, 11:34 AM
Thanks so much guys (maybe gals). I did recheck my boot times & they are still at 42 seconds to desktop & 61 seconds to wireless connection on my LAN. It isn't instant, but it is one of the big reasons I switched from Win XP. I have no blue tooth or web cam so these are not issues for me & airport mode & sleep I never use. Why do you need to use sleep anyhow with a 61 second boot time? Guess I better try it out & see.
13rokn13bottle; Did you do a clean install or an upgrade? Considering the size of my SSD will a upgrade leave any old unused files of 9.10? While upgrade is really easy to do, a clean install isn't much harder. When I did clean installs of Win XP I always planned on the whole morning to do it. Seems like it always took 3+ hours. No wonder we like Ubuntu.
My next project is to search through reflex's posts. He gave good advice on using RAM for downloads vs SSD & I don't have a clue on what termanal commands to use.
Added Note: I found Reflex's post for tweaking your SSD here , Tips for tweaking SSD performance in Linux.
Join Date: Sep 2009
05-01-2010, 02:40 PM
Got sleep working, same problem and fix as documented here. I used the sleep.d fix, as that is the proper way to do it.
Also got my keyboard working, I just needed to reset it to the US layout (hold down Fn-S while plugging in the AC adapter).
Mid 2009 MacBook Pro 2.8GHz/4GB/1TB+500GB, 10.6+Win7
Mini 1012 1.66GHz/1GB/160GB Win7 Pro
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