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    [ubuntu] Re: Installing on the Dell Mini 12

    Interesting piece about much improved GMA 500 performance under Moblin Linux.

    http://www.liliputing.com/2009/11/quake-iii-hd-video-demoed-on-netbooks-with-gma-500-graphics-moblin-linux.html
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    [ubuntu] Re: Installing on the Dell Mini 12

    matthiasak, good to hear it. All that's important to me is good 2d and video. Glad to hear it works well.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Installing on the Dell Mini 12

    Looks like Dell is moving away from the Atom Z platform for its netbooks.

    http://www.engadget.com/2009/05/11/dells-299-mini-10v-now-officially-on-sale/



    I get the feeling we won't be seeing...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Installing on the Dell Mini 12

    Because my Mini 12 has a Z520, and I was wondering if I will get the same level of performance as you experienced. Now I know I can expect a bit less.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Installing on the Dell Mini 12

    Does your Mini 10 have a Z520, or a Z530?
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    [ubuntu] Re: Installing on the Dell Mini 12

    Did you remember to do the following?



    From your problem it sounds like you may have skipped that.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Installing on the Dell Mini 12

    Yeah, I know that the video drivers are still a work in progress for GMA 500. I was just wondering if there is a meaningful performance difference between running Intrepid lpia over Intrepid i386. So...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Installing on the Dell Mini 12

    Are you saying that you can never run an update, or the system will break? Or are you saying that you just can't run any updates if you have the backports repo enabled?
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    [ubuntu] Re: Installing on the Dell Mini 12

    matthiasak, thanks for the info. Going the intrepid i386 route does sound very simple compared to installing the intrepid alternate lpia iso.

    Is there a very substantial and noticeable performance...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Installing on the Dell Mini 12

    How do you add yourself to the 'video' group?
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    [ubuntu] Re: Installing on the Dell Mini 12

    kylecronan, thanks very much for the offer of help. I may take you up on it in the near future if I get totally stuck. But I'm optimistic that I'll be able to install it.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Installing on the Dell Mini 12

    kylecronan, thanks for the info. Just 2 quick questions.

    1. That link to the Intrepid lpia iso. Is that the one you had trouble installing and had to go into rescue mode?

    2. When you say you...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Installing on the Dell Mini 12

    Could I just install poulsbo-driver-2d and skip poulsbo-driver-3d. I don't want 3d. I just want good 2D and video acceleration. I read earlier in this thread that in Hardy some people got better 2D...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Installing on the Dell Mini 12

    I believe it won't work because those proprietary bits don't work with kernels newer than the one in Hardy.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Installing on the Dell Mini 12

    What's the performance like with the VESA driver at 1280X800? Do YouTube videos play ok?
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    [ubuntu] Re: Installing on the Dell Mini 12

    Thanks, but I don't understand how to use this.

    For instance from http://gma500.wiki-site.com/index.php/Main_Page...



    I can't find that package debian/media/drm-poulsbo listed in...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Installing on the Dell Mini 12

    What's the better way to get the binary blobs now?
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    [ubuntu] Re: Dell Mini 12 Upgrade issue

    I just got a refurbished Mini 12 from Dell's Outlet site a few days ago. Paid only $266 total after tax and coupon.

    Anyway, about doing an upgrade. I had problems too. I tried using upgrade...
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    Re: 60 Minutes Conficker worm report. Symantec uses Ubuntu.

    CBS gets a lot of advertising from Microsoft. Microsoft recently did a big ad buy to air Windows commercials on CBS's NCAA basketball games. It is not a coincidence that 60 Minutes chose not to...
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    Re: Linus is pissed!!!

    Yeah, it sounded like he was on the exact opposite side of Linus.
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    Re: Linus is pissed!!!

    Thanks.
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    Re: Linus is pissed!!!

    I didn't know that the patch was withdrawn. Could you please link me to an article that says the patch was withdrwan? Thanks.
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    Linus is pissed!!!

    http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.linux.kernel/475654/focus=475824
  24. Microsoft answers IP questions posed in LXer open letter

    http://lxer.com/module/newswire/view/76270/index.html





    See, software patents are really all about freedom and the ability to innovate. And I foolishly thought it had just the opposite...
  25. Video: Computer repair fraud and incompetence

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hxqx4hgeKgQ

    and the discussion on Digg...

    http://digg.com/tech_news/Geek_Squad_SUCKS
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