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Mint on the HP 2133 Mini-Note?

Postby Luke Seubert on Fri May 02, 2008 12:31 pm

Good day all,

Has anybody installed Linux Mint on the HP 2133 Mini-Note laptop?

If so, I am curious to know how well it plays back video. I have heard that the Via C-7 CPU has some problems handling video playback, but most of those complaints have come from people runnings Windows Vista or XP on the Mini-Note. Linux might do better with lower spec hardware.

Also, am I correct in assuming that the various guides out there for installing Gutsy Gibbon onto a Mini-Note work just as well for Linux Mint Daryna?

Many thanks,
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Re: Mint on the HP 2133 Mini-Note?

Postby Husse on Sat May 03, 2008 7:02 am

Also, am I correct in assuming that the various guides out there for installing Gutsy Gibbon onto a Mini-Note work just as well for Linux Mint Daryna?

Almost, but not quite
For printing Daryna uses the same "system" as Feisty and there can be some differences in wifi
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Re: Mint on the HP 2133 Mini-Note?

Postby Luke Seubert on Sat May 03, 2008 5:23 pm

Almost, but not quite. For printing Daryna uses the same "system" as Feisty and there can be some differences in wifi.


Thanks Husse. Yeah, there are differences in WiFi, that's for sure. Last weekend I took a shot at installing Heron onto a friend's laptop, one equipped with the dreaded Broadcom 43xx Rev. 2 chipset. I was once able to get Gutsy to run WiFi on this machine, but not Heron. I installed Daryna instead, and everything worked beautifully.

Yes, differences in WiFi indeed.

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Re: Mint on the HP 2133 Mini-Note?

Postby Luke Seubert on Wed May 21, 2008 12:19 pm

Just a quick note to those interested in Mint (or Ubuntu) on the HP Mini-Note.

A new Ubuntu derivative called Minbuntu is in beta testing. It is the stock 8.04 Ubuntu Hardy Heron with OpenOffice removed and the necessary drivers and software installed to fully operate with the Mini-Note.

More information is available in this post
http://forums.mininoteuser.com/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=258&sid=52a7b6f48479b4f357c7e5efef889fdc
to the MiniNoteUser.com forums.

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