Hey guys, just tossing in my experience:
I was able to install 9.10 off a USB stick. BUT I had to make the usb stick from another ubuntu machine (generate usb boot disk). Unetbootin did not work for me.
I had to boot the installer with the "noapic nolapic" options, and I had to remove the "quiet" and "splash" options.
Then, on my first boot, I had to do those options again (add noapic nolapic, remove quiet splash).
Then, I updated via ethernet. When I rebooted to the new kernel, I could use the standard boot options.
Next, I installed dkms and then nvidia's 195 beta drivers direct from their site. DKMS will keep it up to date with my kernel (thanks dell!).
Next, I opened the hardware drivers and activated the broadcom STA driver. Then I had to add "wl" to the end of /etc/modules so it would probe the wireless at boot.
Then I grabbed flash 10.1 beta from adobe's site and popped it into my ~/.mozilla/plugins directory. But it seems that GPU accel is not available for linux yet.
Webcam works with "cheese" out of the box. I don't use skype so I dunno. Haven't tested various video-outs.
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I got the one from Verizon and mine has 2 gigs of ram. I finally made the switch from Windows to Ubuntu after finding out I could use my phone(Samsung Omnia i910) as a modem without paying for the tethering feature from Verizon.
I did have some trouble with getting Wi-Fi to work but it's working know but I do need my webcam to work. Any help guys??
In my Xorg settings it says I'm using 512 megs of ram..is there a way to drop it down??Or boost it up for that matter??lol
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Thanks for the tip. I was getting the blinking cursor on boot, until I pressed F6 and selected noapic and nolapic. Installing okay now.
Hey I had the same problem. The solution is to install Ubuntu 9.04 then upgrade to 9.10. Works perfectly on my Mini 311-1000NR. Good Luck
One thing that might not be obvious to less observant owners of a hp mini 311 is that they come in at least twenty different versions. (if not more)
This in itself is not the crazy part, but rather that many problems user A reports might not affect user B (since they don't actually have the same hardware related to the problem).
The chap above me cites problems installing ubuntu 9.10 on a 1000nr.
I also had initial problems installing ubuntu 9.10 however I manipulated the boot parameters as mentioned in some of the previous posts here (add noapic and nolapic, removing quiet and splash).
Others report problems that I do not have.
Point is that not all hp mini 311 are created equal... might be a good idea for anyone providing (omg it werks) statements to also provide the model number.
for the record my hp mini 311 is a 1018tu.
Another interesting thing to get working would be sensor readout... having that stuff in conky would be handy
Last edited by airtonix; February 6th, 2010 at 03:46 PM.
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I have added an extra GB of RAM a few weeks ago, to bring the total to 2GB and have not had issues anymore with hibernate sometimes failing.
There is a C4 State in the bios enable\Disable....leave it off!