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This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the HP Mini 2140 laptop.
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For full specifications see the HP Mini 2140 specifications page.
|Name||HP Mini 2140|
|Processor||Intel Atom N270 1.60 GHz, 512 KB L2 cache, 533 MHz FSB|
|Screen||10.2“ WSVGA Widescreen|
|RAM||Up to 2GB|
|Graphics||Intel® GMA 950|
|Processor||Tested||tested with sidux-2009-01 Ουρανός|
|tested 1-1-2016 with Puppy Linux Tahrpup 6.05 non-PAE|
|Wireless||Tested||Sidux : works but required some work using the instructions at http://www.broadcom.com/support/802.11/linux_sta.php|
|Tahrpup 6.05 non-PAE : Wifi works out of the box due to newer kernel|
|ExpressCard Slot||Not Tested|
|Webcam||Tested||Sidux: webcam works with aMSN, but not with Kopete.|
Tahrpup: use the non-PAE version
Reviewer 2: installed Tahrpup 6.05 non-PAE (frugal install) on a HP Mini 2140 purchased on Ebay for $55. Wiped the original Win XP install because it was running DeepFreeze, password protected, which wouldn't allow any admin changes. Will re-install XP as dual boot some day for very occasional use.
Puppy Tahrpup – everything works perfectly so far, out of the box. Much faster than other OS's tried so far. Full Ubuntu repository is available for apps, and Puppy already comes with an extremely efficient packed high speed onboard group of apps. Very happy with this computer, about the size and speed of a current Android tablet and mobile keyboard. But without being Google hampered and tracked. This has completely solved prior speed and usability issues of trying to adapt an android tablet to an available non-google linux.
Reviewer 1: installed sidux-2009-01 Sidux. I have installed sidux on several notebooks and I was very impressed once again. The installation proceeded smoothly and Sidux was up and running within minutes. The only problem is getting Wifi to work. I installed Sidux after a clean install of Windows XP supplied by HP which includes all drivers for this netbook. I find it is faster than Windows XP on this machine.