Dell Mini 10v

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The Dell Mini 10v is a netbook from Dell.


Audio: Intel Corporation 82801G

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


As the netbook does not have a CD-ROM drive, installation must be performed from a USB. See the guide Install_from_USB_stick.


Video Driver

Install the correct video driver:

# pacman -S xf86-video-intel


The synaptics package is required to use the touchpad. For help refer to the Touchpad_Synaptics guide. 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.

Firstly install the synaptics package.

# pacman -S xf86-input-synaptics

The use of xorg.conf or HAL configuration is now deprecated in favour of udev. Add the 'JumpyCursorThreshold' and 'AreaBottomEdge' options to Template:Filename:

Section "InputClass"
    Identifier "touchpad catchall"
    Driver "synaptics"
    MatchIsTouchpad "on"
        Option "TapButton1" "1"
        Option "TapButton2" "2"
        Option "TapButton3" "3"
        Option "JumpyCursorThreshold" "90"
        Option "AreaBottomEdge" "4100"

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. See the synaptics manual page for available options:

# man synaptics


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.


Configure ALSA as outlined in the guide Beginners'_Guide#Part_III:_Install_X_and_configure_ALSA.


pm-suspend from the pm-utils package works. Also install the acpid package, and in the file /etc/acpi/, 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.


To use Bluetooth, see the Bluetooth page for setting up bluez.

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:

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.