Dell Inspiron Mini 1010
Distro: XUbuntu 14.04.
!! Known problem graphics card. GMA500 (Poulsbo) !!
System boots to the correct screen resolution. 1024x576 on this model.
XFCE Compositing works well enough.
Full Compiz hasn't been attempted.
Multi-monitor not attempted.
Suspend not attempted.
I normally use cairo-dock.
Something with the graphics or xfce compositing caused labels on cairo-dock to not display text on background.
Swapped my usual cairo-dock for Docky and I get a similar enough experience for a drop-in.
Flash video playback:
Firefox with Adobe NNAPI: Slow to start, but smoothes itself after a moment when windowed.
Fullscreen video with this method acts similarly.
Seems to be a wind-up for video processing to get the audio and video back into sync.
Using SMPLayer with the vaapi library for local playback:
Audio gets way ahead of video with MP4 playback.
Having something like WinFF to make the file smaller or change formats could help.
It did when I was running Linux Mint Debian Edition and had to view a vacation video.
Haven't tried this with 14.04.
Audio works - Scratchy playback.
There used to be a workaround setting the sound device to dell or manufacturer to fix that.
I don't rely on this machine for anything anymore. Not worried about it.
There's a slight delay for programs to launch.
Battery seems to drain somewhat quickly. Could just be age.
Otherwise, the machine seems fine for general typing and internet browsing.