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This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Dell Mini 10v laptop.
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|Name||Dell Mini 10v|
|Processor||Intel® AtomTM N270 (1.6GHz/533Mhz FSB/512K L2Cache)|
|Screen||10.1“ 1024×576 Widescreen|
|RAM||Up to 2GB|
|HDD||120GB to 160GB|
|Graphics||Intel® Integrated Graphics Media Accelerator 950|
Dell 1397 WLAN 802.11g - Half mini-card
Dell 1510 WLAN 802.11g /n Mini Card
|Screen||Tested||Glossy screen, works great|
|HDD||Tested||Very quiet, I don't hear it even in quiet room|
|Graphics||Tested||LCD/CRT switch works fine|
|Sound||Tested||Works, 3.5mm audio also works|
|Wireless||Tested||You need non-free broadcom drivers|
|Bluetooth||Not Tested||There is no bluetooth|
|Modem||Not Tested||No modem on the laptop|
|USB||Not Tested||Works fine|
|Card Reader||Tested||Some issues|
|Webcam||Tested||Works fine in Cheese|
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.
It works great except that wireless card requires non-free Broadcom drivers and card reader needs more testing.