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Installing Archlinux x86_64 on Dell new Mini 10 (Inspiron 1012-9118)

Last updated: April the 24th, 2010

General Hardware Specifications of Dell new mini10 (Inspiron 1012 (1012-9118):

Hardware Components

Status under Linux

Notes

Intel Atom N450 64bits dual core Processor, 1.66 GHz

Works

No special procedure required during installation.

10.1 WXGA LCD (glossy)

Works

No special procedure required during installation

Intel GMA 3150 8MB Video Card

Works

No special procedure required during installation

Broadcom Crystal HD media accelerator card

Not Tested


1GB DDR2 RAM

Works

No special procedure required during installation

250 GB 2.5'' 5400 RPM SATA Hard Drive

Works

No special procedure required during installation

3-in-1 Flash Memory Reader

Works

No special procedure required during installation

Realtek 8101E/8102E Ethernet Network Card

Works

No special procedure required during installation

Webcam (Suyin 1.3MP) & microphone

Works

No special procedure required during installation

Dell Wireless 365 Bluetooth

Works

No special procedure required during installation

Hauppauge WinTV MiniCard (Dell digital TV receiver)

Works

Needs firmware installation

Dell 1397 miniPCI Wireless Networking

Works

Needs firmware installation

58 WHr Lithium-Ion Battery

Works

No special procedure required during installation

Integrated Intel HDA Sound Card

Works

No special procedure required during installation



This laptop is operating under Kernel version 2.6.33

Basic Installation of Archlinux x86_64:

Setting up additional features for Archlinux x86_64

Unresolved issues

Configuration Files

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Any impressions on the laptop in general - build, hardware etc. : While I dislike this netbook touchpad (I hope I will get used to it), very different from my Inspiron 1300 one, I appreciate Dell effort to bring up a netbook with a good Linux compatibility. It is silent (such a relief...) and seems rather well built.

PROS : silent (fanless), WXGA 10.1'' display (1366x768), integrated TV tuner, general linux compatibility, smaller than a 11.6'' or 12'' netbook with a sufficient WXGA resolution better than the average WSVGA one found on other 10.1'' netbooks

CONS : glossy LCD (reflects), glossy cover (becomes easily dirty), white chassis, tricky touchpad



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