Ubuntu 11.10 installed, and also tried 12.04.01 live session.
For the first time I tried to use the hdmi mini connector, with a mini to standard adaptor, and a hdmi cable, and used our widescreen hd ready TV a
and unfortunately the external display did not work. The external display was recognised 16:9 and an error message appeared relating to a resolution not being possible for 3D. I also logged in to 2D (ubuntu 11.10) with no success for external display.
I was trying this for a friend, who would have needed an external display.
Any other experiences out there please?
The output for external display is offered on a mini HDMI format socket, however, it looks to me as if it is in fact, still VGA (but wired through an alien connector). I had not realised that the facility *requires* a special cable adapter from Clausoft (aproximately 10 uk pounds). This adapter is cheap enough to suggest that a true conversion from hdmi to vga is not actually taking place, and the adapter looks to me like the connector ends are perfectly standard items, with no extra conversion chips inside.
The special adapter cable is a short cable, mini HDMI connector to VGA connector.
I have tried it, it works ok as normal vga, for example to my wide screen television set.
I have installed ubuntu 12.04 onto my daughters meenee, and it is working well. Had some issues with the 10.10 it came installed with, just niggly things like backspace key sticking and sound not working properly, but they seem to be fixed by the upgrade. Just had cover replaced as hinge got broken, they were very helpful. I am keen to hear if somebody has replaced the hard drive with an SSD though, I imagine it would help battery life, general speed etc. as long as it works...
Hello, fellow meenee users.
I got one of these a few weeks ago for £175 off eBay!
In general, I love it. Nothing about it is 'premium', but it's like a thousand pounds cheaper than a Macbook.
However, its trackpad is extremely irritating and so sensitive/erratic it makes typing tedious. I'm wondering if using an external mouse - meenee sell a Bluetooth mouse for a tenner - will automatically disable the trackpad and make my life easier?
In fact it was a long time before I noticed these keys, and IIRC I thought then as you do, too sensitive or something, any way I immediately reinstalled Ubuntu thinking a software problem. It is running 12.04 now, seems ok, sensitivity setting is low value, is ok. The other thing with touchpads, for me, is the 'tapping' being used as mouse clicks (I do not see an option for this in settings on this machine). (I usually want to turn tapping off). I have the early version, it reports as two CPU 1.66GHz x2 with atom N455 cpu. Later model I think is faster.
Hello from a new User. I am a PGCE student and am thinking of buying a Meenee (with Ubuntu installed) so that I can use open office (Libreoffice) as presentations are really important. Reading back I see some issues with installing Ubuntu 11mand although I have Ubuntu on my falling apart laptop, I am not the best at resolving computer issues. Also I would like to know how many USB ports there are and if I can connect (and get a cable) so that I can connect to another screen? (thanks)