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This is about compatibility of the LG X120-G with Linux (for a prospective buyer who is not sure whether he can run Linux on it). I've used Xubuntu 9.10 alongside Windows XP and the LG Smart On splashtop OS.
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|Processor||Intel Atom 1.6GHz|
|Screen||10.1“ widescreen (1024×768)|
|Network||Ethernet, Wireless , Bluetooth 2, USIM for 3G|
|Other||3 x USB2.0, s-link, hdmi, vga output, secure lock, microphone, 2MP builtin Webcam|
|Card Reader||Not Tested|
|Webcam||Yes||Works perfectly in skype/cheese/ffmpeg - uses uvcvideo driver|
|VGA Output||Yes||Dual Screen tested with external Dell 1730FP - works|
|Suspend to RAM||Yes||Both suspend and hibernate work out of the box and I can't see any side-effects|
|Suspend to DISK||Yes|
|Volume Keys||Yes||Fn + left/right - works|
The brightness Fn keys work - the user-defined Fn + F1/F2 do nothing.
I've not been fiddling with the other Fn combinations yet. Further updates when that happens.
There is plenty yet to test but since there was essentially no info on this netbook online, I figured I'd start.
For the webcam to work with cheese, hald needs to be running. vlc can open it as a capture device without this - I've yet to try it with skype.
So far so good - looks like Xubuntu 9.10 handles all the basics quite well.
gsnarayan @ big webmail service from google