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  1. #21
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    Re: 2 GB Memory on Dell Mini 9

    schimschone, you don't have your facts straight. Previously, Dell had their workers in Taiwan reused the same 4GB SSD format of Ubuntu on all their SSDs on the Dell mini 9 model. which were a 4GB, 8GB, 16GB at that time.

    However, you can fix this by doing the following:
    1, This could be fixed by doing a system restore on which came with the CD/DVD. or use a USB flash drive.
    2, use gpart
    3, other online partition sources to fix this.

    However, the 4GB SSD partition error is fixed since mid of October 2008.

    Also, the SWAP Partition is off by default which is the factory settings from Dell's Ubuntu.

    Even the author whom you citied on the website said it too!

    You said a statement that is true in the past. But you apply that the error still exists. It doesn't! Please, do not mislead the newbies on this board.

    as of the 883.2 MB of RAM (supposedly 1GB of RAM). yes, the problem still exist. You can fix it, if you want to rebuild your linux kernel. It'll fix the problem. But I don't see the need that I need to use up all my RAM at once. I had opened about 50 applications to get my system to slow down/max out my ram. but to the majority of people, they don't open that much applications at once.

    and btw, the Dell's custom version of Ubuntu 8.04 is running on the LPIA (Low Power on Intel Architecture) is build for optimize speed for the Dell Mini 9.
    Last edited by shiningkenmonster; December 21st, 2008 at 02:27 AM. Reason: fixed grammar error.

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    Re: 2 GB Memory on Dell Mini 9

    Well thank you for setting my facts straight shiningkenmonster.. kodemage did mention much of that in answering my post, before you.. but I appreciate that your passion for your Mini made you want to say something. I like mine quite a bit too.

    I don't think that my intention was to purposely mislead 'the newbies' but maybe to offer another option, and learn something myself. I was unaware of the fixes in the last few weeks.. but it's not like I was bringing up stuff from last year.

    I believe the general point of the forum is to facilitate discussion, which this has.. however if you expect people not to ask questions lest they confuse other people, a forum setting may perpetually shake your expectations.

    Sorry if the Dumbuntu comment got your goat though.. I was being flippant, not so much insulting.

    schim

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    Re: 2 GB Memory on Dell Mini 9

    it was on the same day. not sooo last week. you did confuse some of the other people on your post.

    i just don't like it how the truth is twisted and mislead people. that is all.
    Last edited by shiningkenmonster; December 22nd, 2008 at 06:52 AM.

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    Re: 2 GB Memory on Dell Mini 9

    I have a question for anyone that has recompiled the kernel. I used kernelcheck and made a new kernel, I'm running a default intrepid install, but before I wiped the machine I took the kernel config from the dell version. Everything works fine on the new kernel except wireless, I've tried compiling the wl driver and can't get it to compile, I've tried ndiswrapper but after I install ndiswrapper-utils it still says module ndiswrapper not found when I try to modprobe it, do I need to compile the module from source? Or should I just hand compile the kernel and kernelcheck is missing an option I need? Is there any way to use the restricted modules package from the repo with a different kernel if it's the same version (i.e. 2.6.27-9). I've tried everything I can think of and am about to give up on having a custom kernel, so any help you can give me would be appreciated.

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    Re: 2 GB Memory on Dell Mini 9

    People, you don't need to compile your own kernel just to get HIGHMEM support. Just add the dell netbook remix repository to your sources.list:

    deb http://dell-mini.archive.canonical.com/ubuntu hardy-netbook-remix main universe multiverse restricted

    After update and dist-upgrade, and you should get the latest kernel that does support HIGHMEM. Here's a direct link:
    http://dell-mini.archive.canonical.c...ook11_lpia.deb

    Much easier.

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    Re: 2 GB Memory on Dell Mini 9

    this isn't for highmem support, I have a stock 8.10 install and want the lpia kernel optimizations, ext4, and pcie aspm support so I'm compiling my own for that, I just can't get the wireless to work right.

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    Re: 2 GB Memory on Dell Mini 9

    Quote Originally Posted by iggykoopa View Post
    this isn't for highmem support, I have a stock 8.10 install and want the lpia kernel optimizations, ext4, and pcie aspm support so I'm compiling my own for that, I just can't get the wireless to work right.
    Check the topic...none of that other stuff has anything to do with it. If you want to compile your own kernel for those other reasons then you certainly should do so. This topic is specifically about HIGHMEM support.

    FYI--you don't need ndiswrapper or anything else, the standard non-free broadcom driver will work fine. In System>Preferences>Hardware Drivers, make sure "Broadcom STA wireless driver" is used.

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    Re: 2 GB Memory on Dell Mini 9

    Good to know they've released a properly fixed kernel, thanks. My mini 9 should be arriving any day now.

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    Re: 2 GB Memory on Dell Mini 9

    Quote Originally Posted by hackel View Post
    People, you don't need to compile your own kernel just to get HIGHMEM support. Just add the dell netbook remix repository to your sources.list:

    deb http://dell-mini.archive.canonical.com/ubuntu hardy-netbook-remix main universe multiverse restricted

    After update and dist-upgrade, and you should get the latest kernel that does support HIGHMEM. Here's a direct link:
    http://dell-mini.archive.canonical.c...ook11_lpia.deb

    Much easier.
    I tried adding the repository line you quoted - and got this response :
    Failed to fetch http://dell-mini.archive.conical.com...ia/Packages.gz 404 Not Found
    Failed to fetch http://dell-mini.archive.conical.com...ia/Packages.gz 404 Not Found
    Failed to fetch http://dell-mini.archive.conical.com...ia/Packages.gz 404 Not Found
    Failed to fetch http://dell-mini.archive.conical.com...ia/Packages.gz 404 Not Found
    Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

    Mind you, I was connected, the other sources loaded as well, just not those you referenced.

    Am I missing something or did you find something and they yanked iot away ?


    Having a Dell mini it would be soooo nice to have a repository of software that is supposed to run on it with the full support the hardware can give...

    (ooops) And this is where he looks back at what he typed and realizes that when you misspell canonical as conical you won't have any success no matter how hard you try...

    It's pulling the 125 updates down as we speak... (ooops)
    Last edited by ArKay; December 25th, 2008 at 07:56 PM. Reason: made a mistake

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    Re: 2 GB Memory on Dell Mini 9

    Quote Originally Posted by hackel View Post
    People, you don't need to compile your own kernel just to get HIGHMEM support. Just add the dell netbook remix repository to your sources.list:

    deb http://dell-mini.archive.canonical.com/ubuntu hardy-netbook-remix main universe multiverse restricted

    After update and dist-upgrade, and you should get the latest kernel that does support HIGHMEM. Here's a direct link:
    http://dell-mini.archive.canonical.c...ook11_lpia.deb

    Much easier.
    Tried this, works great with full 2gb now showing...but no sound and wireless!
    HELP

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