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Dell Mini 10v

Author(s)

Simon Josefsson

Introduction

This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Dell Mini 10v laptop.

This page is just for discussing using Linux on the Dell Mini 10v. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the Dell Mini 10v page on LapWik.

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Specifications

For full specifications see the Dell Mini 10v specifications page.

NameDell Mini 10v
ProcessorIntel® AtomTM N270 (1.6GHz/533Mhz FSB/512K L2Cache)
Screen10.1“ 1024×576 Widescreen
RAMUp to 2GB
HDD120GB to 160GB
Optical DriveNone
GraphicsIntel® Integrated Graphics Media Accelerator 950
Network10/100 Ethernet
Dell 1397 WLAN 802.11g - Half mini-card
Dell 1510 WLAN 802.11g /n Mini Card

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorTested No problem
ScreenTested Glossy screen, works great
HDDTested Very quiet, I don't hear it even in quiet room
GraphicsTested LCD/CRT switch works fine
SoundTested Works, 3.5mm audio also works
EthernetTested
WirelessTested You need non-free broadcom drivers
BluetoothNot Tested There is no bluetooth
ModemNot Tested No modem on the laptop
USBNot Tested Works fine
Card ReaderTested Some issues
WebcamTested Works fine in Cheese

Notes

The device works fine, I'm using Ubuntu 9.10 on it, except for wireless which requires non-free drivers (installation is simple though). The mousepad is a bit annoying, but is equally annoying under Windows so it isn't a Linux issue.

The card reader sometimes disappears after inserting/removing cards. Haven't used it enough to pinpoint the problem.

Summary

It works great except that wireless card requires non-free Broadcom drivers and card reader needs more testing.


Discussion

Martin, 2011/10/03 14:42

date when this page was made is unkown but I guess long time ago
ok ..
I bought Dell mini 10v in 2010 july.
tested and running well on Dell mini 10v ::
windows7
OSX snow leopard 10.6.0 retail (best choice out of all, actually)
freebsd
ubuntu
debian
opensuse
fedora
arch

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