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Inspiron Mini 9 is in the he-ouse.

Posted 12-17-2008 at 11:31 AM by PresGas

Okay, so I got the machine in late yesterday and this morn, I immediately put in Xubuntu 8.10 alternative cd so that I could get the encrypted private directory without much hassle. Also, I kinda wanted the surprise of seeing what I would boot up to and what would be available. I am now writing this entry from it.

Here is the lshw output (removed USB stuff:
Code:
starblood                 
    description: Portable Computer
    product: Inspiron 910
    vendor: Dell Inc.
    version: A01
    width: 32 bits
    capabilities: smbios-2.5 dmi-2.5 smp-1.4 smp
    configuration: boot=oem-specific chassis=portable cpus=1
  *-core
       description: Motherboard
       product: CN0J14
       vendor: Dell Inc.
       physical id: 0
       version: A01
       slot: �
     *-firmware
          description: BIOS
          vendor: Dell Inc.
          physical id: 1
          version: A01 (09/15/2008)
          size: 100KiB
          capacity: 1984KiB
          capabilities: pci pnp apm upgrade shadowing escd cdboot bootselect acpi usb smartbattery biosbootspecification
     *-cpu
          description: CPU
          product: Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU N270   @ 1.60GHz
          vendor: Intel Corp.
          physical id: 5
          bus info: cpu@0
          version: 6.12.2
          serial: 0001-06C2-0000-0000-0000-0000
          slot: U1
          size: 1600MHz
          capacity: 2048MHz
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 533MHz
          capabilities: boot fpu fpu_exception wp vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe nx constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts pni monitor ds_cpl est tm2 ssse3 xtpr lahf_lm cpufreq
          configuration: id=0
        *-cache:0
             description: L1 cache
             physical id: 6
             slot: L1 Cache
             size: 32KiB
             capacity: 32KiB
             capabilities: asynchronous internal write-back
        *-cache:1
             description: L2 cache
             physical id: 7
             slot: L2 Cache
             size: 512KiB
             capacity: 4MiB
             capabilities: burst external write-back
        *-logicalcpu:0
             description: Logical CPU
             physical id: 0.1
             width: 32 bits
             capabilities: logical
        *-logicalcpu:1
             description: Logical CPU
             physical id: 0.2
             width: 32 bits
             capabilities: logical
     *-memory
          description: System Memory
          physical id: 10
          slot: System board or motherboard
          size: 1GiB
          capacity: 1GiB
        *-bank
             description: SODIMM Synchronous 533 MHz (1.9 ns)
             physical id: 0
             slot: M1
             size: 1GiB
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 533MHz (1.9ns)
        *-display:0 UNCLAIMED
             description: VGA compatible controller
             product: Mobile 945GME Express Integrated Graphics Controller
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 2
             bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
             version: 03
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: msi pm bus_master cap_list
             configuration: latency=0
        *-display:1 UNCLAIMED
             description: Display controller
             product: Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 2.1
             bus info: pci@0000:00:02.1
             version: 03
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
             configuration: latency=0
        *-multimedia
             description: Audio device
             product: 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1b
             bus info: pci@0000:00:1b.0
             version: 02
             width: 64 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=HDA Intel latency=0 module=snd_hda_intel
           *-network
                description: Wireless interface
                product: BCM4312 802.11b/g
                vendor: Broadcom Corporation
                physical id: 0
                bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
                logical name: eth1
                version: 01
                serial: aa:aa:aa:aa:aa:aa
                width: 64 bits
                clock: 33MHz
                capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
                configuration: broadcast=yes driver=wl ip=192.168.1.2 latency=0 module=wl multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bg
        *-pci:2
             description: PCI bridge
             product: 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 3
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1c.2
             bus info: pci@0000:00:1c.2
             version: 02
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pci pciexpress msi pm bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=pcieport-driver
           *-network
                description: Ethernet interface
                product: RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller
                vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
                physical id: 0
                bus info: pci@0000:04:00.0
                logical name: eth0
                version: 02
                serial: aa:aa:aa:aa:aa:aa
                capacity: 1GB/s
                width: 64 bits
                clock: 33MHz
                capabilities: pm msi pciexpress msix vpd bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
                configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=r8169 driverversion=2.3LK-NAPI duplex=half latency=0 link=no module=r8169 multicast=yes port=twisted pair
        *-pci:3
             description: PCI bridge
             product: 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1e
             bus info: pci@0000:00:1e.0
             version: e2
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pci bus_master cap_list
        *-isa
             description: ISA bridge
             product: 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1f
             bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.0
             version: 02
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: isa bus_master cap_list
             configuration: latency=0
        *-ide
             description: IDE interface
             product: 82801G (ICH7 Family) IDE Controller
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1f.1
             bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.1
             logical name: scsi0
             version: 02
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: ide bus_master emulated
             configuration: driver=ata_piix latency=0 module=ata_piix
           *-disk
                description: ATA Disk
                product: STEC PATA 16GB
                vendor: Seagate
                physical id: 0.0.0
                bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0
                logical name: /dev/sda
                version: D522
                serial: STM0000821E8
                size: 14GiB (15GB)

        *-serial UNCLAIMED
             description: SMBus
             product: 82801G (ICH7 Family) SMBus Controller
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1f.3
             bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.3
             version: 02
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             configuration: latency=0
  *-battery
       product: Dell
       vendor: Dell
       physical id: 1
       slot: Rear
       capacity: 22000mWh
       configuration: voltage=14.8V
  *-network DISABLED
       description: Ethernet interface
       physical id: 2
       logical name: pan0
       serial: aa:aa:aa:aa:aa:aa
       capabilities: ethernet physical
       configuration: broadcast=yes driver=bridge driverversion=2.3 firmware=N/A link=yes multicast=yes
Looks like the broadcom chip in 8.10 is using the wl driver family, but jockey will offer loading of the Broadcom SDA wireless driver. This default driver gets me on an open G WAP and looks like if offers the appropriate dialogs for WPA 2 enterprise, but I have a B WAP at home...so we will see how that works tonight!

The display seems to be at 800x600 *shiver* and I am not able to use xfce-s display control panel to increase that resolution. Time to dive into some googleing and fancy forum searching.

I will write more as I discover it.
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  1. Old Comment
    Quote:
    The display seems to be at 800x600
    You should be able to do 1024x600. At least mine does with Ubuntu 8.10.

    Quote:
    I immediately put in Xubuntu 8.10 alternative cd so that I could get the encrypted private directory
    Encrypted private directory? Are you talking about the Dell partition?

    Quote:
    Looks like the broadcom chip in 8.10 is using the wl driver family, but jockey will offer loading of the Broadcom SDA wireless driver
    I'm guessing these are the same drivers. The wl is Broadcom's proprietary Linux driver. In theory the b43 driver should work, but my experience with that one is iffy.
    Posted 12-17-2008 at 02:31 PM by Hangdog42 Hangdog42 is offline
  2. Old Comment
    @Hangdog42

    Yeah, I have discovered most of this, and I was lying about the resolution...'cause it was 1024x600.

    I was talking about the encrypted private directory feature in 8.10:
    Finally, you are right, but something got borked somewhere and jockey still offered those drivers to me. I figured it out when I had them deactivated and had no wireless at all.
    Posted 12-18-2008 at 12:18 PM by PresGas PresGas is offline
  3. Old Comment
    Thanks for the link to the encrypted directory. I had no idea something like that was built into Ubuntu.
    Posted 12-19-2008 at 05:17 PM by Hangdog42 Hangdog42 is offline
 

  



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