HP Mini 210-1040BR

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Model HP Mini 210-1040BR
CPU Intel Atom N450 (1.66 GHz, 512 KB L2 cache, 667 MHz FSB) (Intel Atom in Wikipedia)
Architecture x86_64
Display LED HD 10.1" (1024x600)
RAM 2GB 667
HDD 250GB 7200RPM HDD (Seagate SATA II) (Seagate)
Battery 6 cells, lasts about 6 hours with wireless NIC on
Optical drive None
Graphics Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD (3150) (Embedded) (Intel GMA in Wikipedia)
LAN Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E
Wireless/Bluetooth Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g
Webcam 0.3 Megapixel
Card reader Secure Digital, MultiMedia, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, or xD-Picture cards
Connections 3 USB 2.0, 1 VGA, 1 Ethernet port


ISO: 2010-05 (64-bit) netinstall.


Arch stock kernel (x86_64), no issues in boot time, no need for additional parameters.


Follow the instructions in Broadcom wireless, requiring to have installed the packages b43-firmwareAUR and b43-fwcutter, or the proprietary driver broadcom-wl.

With it, your keyboard key for wireless network will work normally.


Install alsa-utils and run alsaconf. Then, launch alsamixer and mute the Beep, otherwise a weird beep when powering on and off. Save the configurations with alsactl store.


Work fine with xf86-video-intel (did not test others) without additional configs. VGA output not tested.


Working, 3 buttons. Upper right corner (middle-button), bottom right (right-button), vertical scroll (right edge) e horizontal scroll (bottom edge). Install xf86-input-synaptics for synaptic driver.

Configurations for the /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-synaptics.conf file:

Section "InputClass"
    Identifier "touchpad catchall"
    Driver "synaptics"
    MatchIsTouchpad "on"
        Option "TapButton1" "1"
        Option "TapButton2" "2"
        Option "TapButton3" "3"
        Option "RBCornerButton" "3"
        Option "RTCornerButton" "2"

Comment/erase the touchpad section for the file /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-evdev.conf. For more configurations, see synaptics(4)


Works, no additional configurations are necessary. Tested only in cheese from gnome-extra.


If you want to change the default configuration of "fn" key to enable the keys F1, F2, etc, simply change in BIOS and the second function will be the hotkeys of volume etc.

All works, except for:

  • F12/Wireless (does not turn off, except when using b43 driver), requiring rfkill from util-linux to turn it on.

To list network interfaces:

$ rfkill list

Disable wireless

# rfkill ublock 0
# rfkill ublock 2

Now you will be able to use wireless/Bluetooh again.

  • F4 switch mode between notebook display and VGA output. Does not work.


Working with broadcom-wl. See Bluetooth for configurations, GUIs e etc.

Card reader

Not tested.

See also