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This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the HP Mini 210 laptop.
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For full specifications see the HP Mini 210 specifications page.
|Name||HP Mini 210|
|Processor||Intel(R) Atom(TM) Processor N455 (1.66GHz, 512KB L2)
Intel(R) Atom(TM) Processor N475 (1.83GHz, 512KB L2)
|Screen||10.1” (1366 x 768)|
|RAM||Up to 2GB|
|HDD||160GB to 250GB|
|Graphics||Mobile Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3150|
|Wireless||Works||Requires firmware to work. In Ubuntu 10.10 launch the “Additional Drivers” program to install this.|
There is a problem with the ACPI implementation on this netbook which may cause the system to overheat. The cooling fan is never triggered to turn on so adequate cooling is not always provided. (This seems to be mostly
fixed, in later kernel versions, but suspend/resume still has issues with the fans)
To get the fans to work properly, the ACPI Thermal module MUST be loaded, or the fans will NOT come on.
modprobe thermal - also, after suspending and resuming, you need to rmmod thermal && modprobe thermal to
get the fans working again. (Many distros have various ways to automate this)