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    HP Mini 110 Netbook

    Wondering if the new 13.10 would work on my computer i have a netbook so dont know if its just too much for it. Also i know when i installed my Fedora 19 i had to go find some crazy repository to find my wireless driver *broadcom driver* would that be the same issue with 13.10.

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    Re: HP Mini 110 Netbook

    I have a HP Mini 110, although it may not be identical to yours since there are many variants. It has a Broadcom BCM4313 wireless device which works out of the box with the default open source driver in all the versions of Ubuntu I have tried it with. However, there are several different Broadcom wireless devices, some of which work with the open source driver and for some you have to install one of the non-free drivers. Here is a useful wiki page:

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wi...Driver/bcm43xx

    The best thing would be to run Ubuntu from a live USB and see if the wireless works and, if not, use the instructions in that page to identify the wireless chip.

    As far as "too much for it" - no. I've had several versions of Unity running on it, although I haven't tried 13.10 yet. You'll see some people saying that the Unity desktop is too heavy for a machine like the HP Mini, but I think they're being a tad pessimistic. In my experience it was a little slow but usable, and that was with only 1 GB RAM. Nevertheless, you might want to consider a lighter variant such as Xubuntu with Xfce or Lubuntu with Lxde.
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    Re: HP Mini 110 Netbook

    yeah i hear that alot about the mini's is that there too slow for everyone but im good with it. and thanks for the answer i will have to look at the help file you sent and see what broadcom i have for sure.

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    Re: HP Mini 110 Netbook

    I am currently running Lubuntu 13.10 on my HP Mini 110-1100. I am amazed at how responsive it is. My wireless is a Broadcom 4312 low pwer type. Had to fudge around a bit but it works nicely. i had also installed an extra gig of ram in it bringing it up to 2 gig, Something i had done when i ran win 7 on it. It seems it never approaches using 1 gig let alone 2. Some Youtube vids tend to be a little choppy at time but bearable.

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    Re: HP Mini 110 Netbook

    Markg55 how hard was it to change out your RAM

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    Re: HP Mini 110 Netbook

    That was done about 3 years ago. Right after i purchased it. I don't believe it was that difficult. This video is for the Compaq variant which I believe is the same aas the HP. http://youtu.be/0bwb_zT-_7g
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    Re: HP Mini 110 Netbook

    kde also has netbook plasma interface. should run well on netbooks. but i guess it's not for everyone.
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    Re: HP Mini 110 Netbook

    cool thanks
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