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Default Mini 1010 and Ubuntu 9.10 - 02-20-2011, 02:15 PM

Hello guys, i wanna know, how is the performance between Win 7 and ubuntu 9.10 on the Dell mini 1010,any recomendations??
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Default 02-20-2011, 03:30 PM

With the limitation of 1meg of memory; (unless you have a Vista 2meg system). You would fine 9.10 a bit quicker on the 1010. Also it is the best performing Linux on the 1010. It does a much better job with videos etc than any of the other Linux's except maybe Jolicloud.

Win 7 does run fine on the 1010 and you would have a good system no matter which you choose. I would suggest you try 9.10 (its free) and if you don't like they way it performs then take a shot at win 7 or even old faithfull XP. fdalbor


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Default 02-20-2011, 04:04 PM

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With the limitation of 1meg of memory; (unless you have a Vista 2meg system). You would fine 9.10 a bit quicker on the 1010. Also it is the best performing Linux on the 1010. It does a much better job with videos etc than any of the other Linux's except maybe Jolicloud.

Win 7 does run fine on the 1010 and you would have a good system no matter which you choose. I would suggest you try 9.10 (its free) and if you don't like they way it performs then take a shot at win 7 or even old faithfull XP. fdalbor
thanks Fdalbor,i saw in some forums mini 10 have some problems with bright keys and mic, is that trueth. thanks again
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Default 02-20-2011, 05:18 PM

With some of the later Ubuntu's like 10.04, 10.10 and 11.04 there is a problem with those things. But 9.10 performs the best of any Linux on the 1010. I ran 9.04 for almost a year and had none of those problems. Ubuntu does not support 9.04 any longer; but they still support 9.10. And 9.10 is actually better than 9.04.

Right now I have Jolicloud on a 8gig SD card and Ubuntu 10.04 on a 8gig USB stick as my Linux's of choise. But I am considering moving back to 9.10 as its performance is better on the 1010 than 10.04. I run XP on my hard drive and choose it over win7 because it supports 1024x768 on the standard screen of the 1010. How it gets 768 lines on the not high resolution screen I do not know; but the XP drivers for the GMA 500 allows it and it works great. fdalbor

Do you have the high resolution screen on your 1010 or the standard screen. If you only have the standard screen like I do I recommend XP because of the special 1024X768 mode you can get with XP


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Do you have the high resolution screen on your 1010 or the standard screen. If you only have the standard screen like I do I recommend XP because of the special 1024X768 mode you can get with XP
fdalbor, how can I find out if my 1010 has the standard or hires screen? Thank you.

I just joined this forum because I'm planning on dual booting W7 and ubuntu on my 1010. I'm reviewing all your posts because you seem to know a lot about ubuntu on the 1010. Right now I'm also downloading 9.10 netbook remix - tried 10.10 desktop live CD before and had issues...
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Default 03-02-2011, 05:03 PM

I just joined this forum to try and figure out how to get ubuntu to recognize the high resolution screen on my Mini10.

If you can boot in Windows, you can check the screen resolution in display manager.

When running in windowsXP my screen looks good at it's standard resolution of 1366 x 768. However, when I try running the Netbook remix (version 10.04) from a USB memory stick the only screen resolution option that I can get is 1024 x 768.

If I should post elsewhere, please let me know. Thanks!


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Default 03-03-2011, 04:10 PM

finally im using ubuntu 9.10, the best performance on my mini 1010 if u compare with the other distros.
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Default 03-03-2011, 05:11 PM

Komadosse - do you have the 1366x768 screen resolution with Ubuntu 9.10?


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Default 03-03-2011, 06:12 PM

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Right now I have Jolicloud on a 8gig SD card and Ubuntu 10.04 on a 8gig USB stick as my Linux's of choise. But I am considering moving back to 9.10 as its performance is better on the 1010 than 10.04. I run XP on my hard drive and choose it over win7 because it supports 1024x768 on the standard screen of the 1010. How it gets 768 lines on the not high resolution screen I do not know; but the XP drivers for the GMA 500 allows it and it works great. fdalbor
OK, I just tested W7, ubuntu 10.10 and Jolicloud 1.1.1, which is based on ubuntu 10.04. My mini 1010 doesn't have a hires screen.

W7 fully supports 1024x768 and 1024x576. It plays xdvi/xvid video very well and I can hotplug an HDMI 24" monitor with audio+video support. Configuration took no time, everything worked out of the box.

Ubuntu (fully installed to a USB pen drive) supports 1024x576 only. Configuring 10.10 required a lot of downloads. The configuration guide in this site works well. Indeed, the latest poulsbo ubuntu scripts set up everything for you. However, I can't hotplug the HDMI monitor; I can add it and configure monitor preferences, but eventually the X display server locks up and I have to shutdown ubuntu from the text interface. Also, I had mixed results playing xvid/xdvi videos. The default media player played some video very well, and stopped playing in the middle of other videos. VLC, on the other hand, played all videos, but screen refresh was very slow with some videos. In comparison W7 had no problem playing videos whatsoever.

Then I installed Jolicloud 1.1.1 (live USB). It looked nice and graphics seemed to be as fast as ubuntu 10.10. Everything worked out of the box, just like W7. I tried playing videos with the supplied VLC but it lacks the right codecs, so I gave up. I suppose I'd have issues plugging in the HDMI monitor.
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Default 03-03-2011, 06:57 PM

rjanzenmartin: normal resolution. As fdalbor says. Ubuntu 9.10 works perfect the other distros 10.04 and 10.1O shows not a great performance,just a usable pc. So try 9.10 if u wanna use ubuntu and use ubuntuwiki comands to setup the video.
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