Dell Mini 10v
The Dell Mini 10v is a netbook from Dell. The display and wired NIC workes out of the box but the rest needs some work.
Audio: Realtek ALC272 (snd_hda_intel)
Video: Integrated Intel 945GSE UMA Graphics Media Accelerator
Wired NIC: Realtek RTL8101E/RTL8102E
Wireless NIC: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g
Because the netbook has no CD-ROM drive you need to boot from a USB. See the guide Install_from_USB_stick.
Setting up Xorg is easy on the Mini 10v. Just follow the guide for Xorg and hal will do the rest. Becareful not to start the display manager without adding hal to the /etc/inittab and installing the touchpad driver!
Kernel Mode Setting (KMS) works well on the 10v, allowing the native resolution to work at init level 3, and flickerless switching between the terminal and X sessions. See "Early Start" section in Intel for more details.
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.
it uses a later version (ubuntu7) of the patch that was referenced here with litte fixes to make it work with lastes synaptics driver from abs.
Add the Synaptics touchpad to your xorg.conf like suggested here and then add
Option "JumpyCursorThreshold" "90" Option "AreaBottomEdge" "4100"
to the Synaptics InputDevice Section.
Resttart X and now your touchpad is working like every other touchpad.
Works, except for connecting to hidden ESSIDs. See this guide: Broadcom_BCM4312. To summarize:
1. Install the
2. blacklist b43 and ssb in the /etc/rc.conf MODULES, so it looks like (... !b43 !ssb ...). This is necessary to present these modules from loading, even if b43 and ssb were not listed there.
"Just works" with OSS, or ALSA
pm-suspend from the pm-utils package works. Also install the acpid package, and in the file /etc/acpi/handlers.sh, put
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.
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
cheese package to test it.
Solid State Disk
If you have solid state disk, then you want to reduce the number of writes to disks. You can use the tmpfs system to reduce write activities on solid state disk. Edit /etc/fstab to add the following
none /var/log tmpfs size=10M 0 0 none /var/tmp tmpfs size=20M 0 0 none /tmp tmpfs size=200M 0 0
See the Acer Aspire One page for more suggestions.