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Forum: Dell Mini 10v Mac OS X Discussion 11-28-2010, 07:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,402
Posted By aston4
nope, that doesn't turn off the backlight, or...

nope, that doesn't turn off the backlight, or disable the monitor, it only changes the gamma
Forum: Dell Mini 10v Mac OS X Discussion 11-26-2010, 05:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,581
Posted By aston4
one more bump

one more bump
Forum: General Mac OS X Discussion 11-26-2010, 05:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,371
Posted By aston4
and another bump!

and another bump!
Forum: Dell Mini 10v Mac OS X Discussion 11-26-2010, 05:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,402
Posted By aston4
new bump for an old thread...

new bump for an old thread...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Discussion 04-05-2010, 07:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,648
Posted By aston4
I've done a little work in this area long ago. ...

I've done a little work in this area long ago. This would take a team of engineers and programmers several months to pull off & it still wouldn't work right.
Forum: General Mac OS X Discussion 03-22-2010, 05:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,371
Posted By aston4
Just a bump of an old thread still hoping for a...

Just a bump of an old thread still hoping for a solution one day.
Forum: Dell Mini 10v Mac OS X Discussion 03-19-2010, 07:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,402
Posted By aston4
Both Windows (all versions) and Ubuntu can do...

Both Windows (all versions) and Ubuntu can do this. Since Ubuntu can do it, the code to do it is available, all we need is to get that code and compile it into a little app to toggle the display on...
Forum: News 03-15-2010, 03:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,763
Posted By aston4
I've found that on my Mini9 under OS X, the beta...

I've found that on my Mini9 under OS X, the beta flash driver significantly improved flash video performance. Not as good as just playing with VLC, but definite improvement compared to previous.
Forum: Dell Mini 10v Mac OS X Discussion 03-14-2010, 07:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,581
Posted By aston4
I used to be able to easily make the external...

I used to be able to easily make the external monitor as the only, and primary display in the following manner:

Immediately after POST, hit fn8 once or twice so only the external monitor lit up.
...
Forum: News 02-28-2010, 03:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,763
Posted By aston4
Also see this thread: [all variants] Why...

Also see this thread:

[all variants] Why can't we configure mplayer/totem/vlc plug-ins to play flash vid? - Page 2 - Ubuntu Forums...
Forum: News 02-28-2010, 03:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,763
Posted By aston4
"Movie Player" also plays the videos perfectly,...

"Movie Player" also plays the videos perfectly, so it's not like VLC player is that special.
Forum: News 02-28-2010, 03:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,763
Posted By aston4
As I have pointed out in other threads, if you...

As I have pointed out in other threads, if you can find the flash video on the operating system you are using, (In linux it is always stored under /tmp) and play it with the VLC video player, ANY...
Forum: News 01-06-2010, 02:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 18,665
Posted By aston4
Yes. I would have ordered one now except for...

Yes. I would have ordered one now except for that. I need HDMI in my next notebook, VGA is so 1985.
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Discussion 01-05-2010, 07:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 19,487
Posted By aston4
I'm running Ubuntu 9.10, resolution 1920x1080,...

I'm running Ubuntu 9.10, resolution 1920x1080, works perfectly on a Dell 24" monitor. I just went to

system>preferences>display and set it up in there. Also works perfectly in OS X (needs lots...
Forum: News 01-05-2010, 07:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,084
Posted By aston4
Interestingly, my Dell Mini 9 plays HD flash...

Interestingly, my Dell Mini 9 plays HD flash videos flawlessly in full screen, as detailed in this thread:
...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Discussion 12-29-2009, 02:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,234
Posted By aston4
miracle to play youtube and other flash videos

Works in ubuntu:

1. Install VLC media player

2. start the flash video in the browser, hit pause, let it load for a while.

3. open a terminal window, type: vlc /tmp/Flash*
Forum: General Mac OS X Discussion 12-13-2009, 12:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,066
Posted By aston4
I did it just for fun back in march, but I don't...

I did it just for fun back in march, but I don't trust evil ATT to not suddenly decide that I've used too much data on my "unlimited" plan and start charging $1.99 per megabyte. It has happened to...
Forum: Dual Booting 12-11-2009, 08:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,470
Posted By aston4
Just off the top of my head, an easy way is to...

Just off the top of my head, an easy way is to just install Ubuntu. Let Ubuntu partition the drive in half and install itself -- it will resize windows into one of the new partitions and leave...
Forum: General Mac OS X Discussion 12-09-2009, 06:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,354
Posted By aston4
This looks excellent, I will try and report back...

This looks excellent, I will try and report back here.
Forum: General Mac OS X Discussion 12-08-2009, 02:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,354
Posted By aston4
Clone USBkey that I'm running OSX entirely from?

I installed and run OS X entirely off a 16Gb USB thumb drive (on a Mini-9), but I know thumb drives probably are not designed for that sort of thing and it will eventually die. I don't want to go...
Forum: General Mac OS X Discussion 09-27-2009, 01:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,617
Posted By aston4
The reason I have the mini9 is because it has the...

The reason I have the mini9 is because it has the combo of
1. Form factor
2. Runs all 3 major OSes.

But I'm now looking for a larger laptop size (14 inches or so) that can also run all three...
Forum: General Mac OS X Discussion 09-27-2009, 11:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,617
Posted By aston4
Really? Does it run windows 7 too? If it does,...

Really? Does it run windows 7 too? If it does, I'm suddenly very interested. If it can run windows 7 and ubuntu like my mini9, I'll have to start saving up for one.
Forum: Dell Mini 9 OS X Discussion 08-28-2009, 02:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,743
Posted By aston4
I have a 23" 1920x1080 flat screen attached to my...

I have a 23" 1920x1080 flat screen attached to my M9 and it's not fuzzy at all in windows7, ubuntu9, or os x.
Forum: General Mac OS X Discussion 08-16-2009, 12:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,185
Posted By aston4
I found a solution that works for me. I just...

I found a solution that works for me. I just switched "millions" of colors to "thousands"


I'm not an artist so I never had use for millions of colors, and everything looks more or less the same...
Forum: General Mac OS X Discussion 08-16-2009, 02:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,185
Posted By aston4
Wish I could run external monitor alone without old kext & artifacting

I got my mini about 5 months ago and immediately put OSX on it, but went back to Ubuntu & Windows after a few days of fun because I had to get a lot of work done, and my original plan was to have at...
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