[Sugar-devel] SOAS on Dell mini inspiron 10
misterruss at googlemail.com
Sat Aug 22 09:17:34 EDT 2009
On 22 Aug 2009, at 11:31, Peter Robinson <pbrobinson at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Russell,
>> I just bought a Dell mini 10 to try SOAS on. I usually run SOAS on an
>> ASUS 701 and it all works lovely. On the Dell mini 10 the trackpad is
>> incredibly (unusabley) sensitive. Also the wireless networking is not
>> working. I bought the mini 10 with the upgraded Dell wireless 1510
>> half mini card (802.1n). If I boot into the pre-installed Ubuntu 8.04
>> the wireless networking works (and the trackpad is not mental).
> I presume you got the Dell Mini 10v (not the plain 10). The plain 10
> has a gma-500 Poulsbo graphics chipset and isn't supported. The 10v
> has the well supported gma-950 chipset.
I guess I did as everything else, excepting the above, works fine.
>> My questions are:
>> 1) Is there a HLC for SOAS?
> Not sure what a HLC is.
Neither am I. I meant Hardware Compatibility List.
>> 2) Is there a way to set the trackpad sensitivity with SOAS?
> Not sure its possible from sugar but you might be able to run
> gnome-mouse-properties from the terminal and set the trackpad stuff
>> 3) Is there a way to trouble shoot the wireless network card issue?
> With regards to the wireless the Broadcom chipset isn't well supported
> but you might like to try to install the b43-openfwwf package as its a
> firmware that supports some broadcom chips. "yum install -y
> b43-openfwwf" I would be very interested to know if/how it works with
> that chipset. I've also heard of people buying an intel wifi m-pci
> card off ebay and swapping them out..
>> I'm not a total linux noob but I am not a sys admin or a linux
>> developer (I've learnt through struggling through really). I've
>> googled for SOAS on the dell mini 10. There are some articles about
>> the mini 9 but nothing I have seen is relevant to my issues.
> The mini 9 and the 10v are quite similar hardware wise so there should
> be some useful information.
>> If I get it sorted I will certainly write up a blog post about it so
>> that the Dell mini 10 can be seen as a viable platform for Sugar. At
>> less then 200 quid for a 10 inch netbook it would seem to be a good
>> target platform.
> Excellent. It would also be useful if you could register a smolt
> profile for it so we can fully document the specs. You can do this by
> "yum install -y smolt" and then running the command smoltSendProfile
> to register the hardware. If then provides you a public url.
I will do that.
Many thanks for your help.
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