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The Dell Mini 10v is a netbook from Dell.
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{{Related|Touchpad Synaptics}}
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{{Related|General recommendations}}
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This articles details the installation and configuration of Arch Linux on the Dell Mini 10v. The Dell Mini 10v is a netbook with 10" display from Dell. This article covers the configuration of the graphics card, wireless card and touchpad.
  
== Hardware ==
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== Before you begin ==
Audio: Intel Corporation 82801G
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This article is intended to assist users with the specifics of installing Arch Linux on the Dell Mini 10v. It is assumed that a user is also following the [[Installation guide]].
  
Video: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GME
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Dell Mini 10v hardware may vary, however the following list of hardware has been assumed in this article:
  
Wired NIC: Realtek RTL8101E/RTL8102E
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; Audio: Intel Corporation 82801G card
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: Realtek ALC272 Chip (from alsamixer)
  
Wireless NIC: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g
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; Video: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GME
  
Bluetooth: Dell 365 Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
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; Wired NIC: Realtek RTL8101E/RTL8102E
  
Webcam: Syntek Integrated Webcam
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; Wireless NIC: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g
  
== Installing ==
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; Bluetooth: Dell 365 Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
As the netbook does not have a CD-ROM drive, installation must be performed from a USB. See the guide [[Install_from_USB_stick]].
 
 
== Xorg ==
 
=== Video Driver ===
 
Install the correct video driver:
 
<pre>
 
pacman -S xf86-video-intel
 
</pre>
 
  
=== Touchpad ===
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; Webcam: Syntek Integrated Webcam
The Mini 10v needs the synaptics driver to get the touchpad working. Read the [[synaptics]] guide to get help. The integrated buttons are difficult to use (anyone have a good xorg.conf to post here?).
 
  
On the netbook, the area where you do a keypress is also a active part of the thouchpad. I.e. if you try to move a window, you point at it using one and need to click and hold left with a other finger. Doing this with the Default synaptics driver causes the cursor to "Jump" around, so it is VERY hard to move widows or mark text.
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To list hardware, issue this command:
  
As the original author of this page requested, here is a [http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/AUR AUR-Package] that patches whats needet to make the Touchpad useable:
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{{bc|
[http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=36975 xf86-input-synaptics-jumpycursor]
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$ lspci && lsusb
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}}
  
it uses a later version (ubuntu7) of the patch that was referenced [https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xserver-xorg-input-synaptics/+bug/402863 here] with litte fixes to make it work with lastes synaptics driver from abs.
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The Dell Mini 10v does not have an optical drive. This means you will need to install Arch Linux through one of the alternative methods:
  
Add the Synaptics touchpad to your xorg.conf like suggested [http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Synaptics#Xorg_method here] and then add
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* [[Install from USB stick|USB stick]] (recommended)
<pre>
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* External USB CD-ROM drive.
Option "JumpyCursorThreshold" "90"
 
Option "AreaBottomEdge" "4100"
 
</pre>
 
to the Synaptics InputDevice Section.
 
  
Resttart X and now your touchpad is working like every other touchpad.
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To select the required boot media to install Arch Linux, press {{ic|F12}} to open the Boot Menu when booting the Dell Mini 10v.
  
==Wireless==
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== Xorg ==
The Wireless NIC is supported by b43 and is included in kernel from 2.6.32 on. Firmware must be installed for this hardware, as outlined in the guide [[Wireless_Setup#b43]].
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See [[Xorg]] and [[Intel graphics]].
  
== Sound ==
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=== Touchpad ===
Configure ALSA as outlined in the guide [[Beginners%27_Guide#Part_III:_Install_X_and_configure_ALSA]].
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See [[Touchpad Synaptics]] for general information.
  
== Power ==
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Manual configuration is needed as follows to ignore movements, scrolling and tapping on the bottom section of the touchpad, where the touchpad buttons are located. Add the 'JumpyCursorThreshold' and 'AreaBottomEdge' options to {{ic|/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-synaptics.conf}}:
pm-suspend from the pm-utils package works. Also install the acpid package, and in the file /etc/acpi/handlers.sh, put:
 
  
<pre>/usr/sbin/pm-suspend</pre>
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{{hc|/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-synaptics.conf|
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Section "InputClass"
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    Identifier "touchpad catchall"
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    Driver "synaptics"
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    MatchIsTouchpad "on"
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        Option "TapButton1" "1"
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        Option "TapButton2" "2"
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        Option "TapButton3" "3"
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        Option "JumpyCursorThreshold" "90"
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        Option "AreaBottomEdge" "4100"
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EndSection
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}}
  
under button/lid. That will allow the machine to suspend to RAM when the lid is closed. Putting the same line under button/power) will allow "suspend to RAM" when the power button is pressed also. The machine will resume automatically after either the lid is open or the power button is pressed again.
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Once X has been restarted, the bottom part of the touchpad will be disabled, allowing a user to click without unintentional movements of the mouse.
  
== Extras ==
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==Wireless==
=== Webcam ===
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See [[Broadcom wireless]]
UVC 1.00 compatible - should work out of the box, with the latest kernel (remember to add user to video group). You may use the <code>cheese</code> package to test it.
 
  
=== Bluetooth ===
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== Power ==
To use Bluetooth, see the [http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Bluetooth Bluetooth] page for setting up [http://bluez.org bluez].
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=== Battery status ===
 
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For utilities to monitor the battery status, see the [[Laptop]] article.
=== Solid-state drive ===
 
If you have solid-state drive (SSD), then you will want to reduce the number of writes to the disk. You can use the tmpfs system to reduce write activities on solid-state drive. Edit /etc/fstab to add the following:
 
  
<pre>
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=== Suspend to RAM ===
none /var/log tmpfs size=10M 0 0
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See [[Suspend and hibernate]].
none /var/tmp tmpfs size=20M 0 0
 
none /tmp tmpfs size=200M 0 0
 
</pre>
 
See the [[Acer Aspire One]] page for more suggestions.
 

Latest revision as of 22:32, 26 August 2016

This articles details the installation and configuration of Arch Linux on the Dell Mini 10v. The Dell Mini 10v is a netbook with 10" display from Dell. This article covers the configuration of the graphics card, wireless card and touchpad.

Before you begin

This article is intended to assist users with the specifics of installing Arch Linux on the Dell Mini 10v. It is assumed that a user is also following the Installation guide.

Dell Mini 10v hardware may vary, however the following list of hardware has been assumed in this article:

Audio
Intel Corporation 82801G card
Realtek ALC272 Chip (from alsamixer)
Video
Intel Corporation Mobile 945GME
Wired NIC
Realtek RTL8101E/RTL8102E
Wireless NIC
Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g
Bluetooth
Dell 365 Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
Webcam
Syntek Integrated Webcam

To list hardware, issue this command:

$ lspci && lsusb

The Dell Mini 10v does not have an optical drive. This means you will need to install Arch Linux through one of the alternative methods:

  • USB stick (recommended)
  • External USB CD-ROM drive.

To select the required boot media to install Arch Linux, press F12 to open the Boot Menu when booting the Dell Mini 10v.

Xorg

See Xorg and Intel graphics.

Touchpad

See Touchpad Synaptics for general information.

Manual configuration is needed as follows to ignore movements, scrolling and tapping on the bottom section of the touchpad, where the touchpad buttons are located. Add the 'JumpyCursorThreshold' and 'AreaBottomEdge' options to /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-synaptics.conf:

/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-synaptics.conf
Section "InputClass"
    Identifier "touchpad catchall"
    Driver "synaptics"
    MatchIsTouchpad "on"
        Option "TapButton1" "1"
        Option "TapButton2" "2"
        Option "TapButton3" "3"
        Option "JumpyCursorThreshold" "90"
        Option "AreaBottomEdge" "4100"
EndSection

Once X has been restarted, the bottom part of the touchpad will be disabled, allowing a user to click without unintentional movements of the mouse.

Wireless

See Broadcom wireless

Power

Battery status

For utilities to monitor the battery status, see the Laptop article.

Suspend to RAM

See Suspend and hibernate.