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DebianOn is an effort to document how to install, configure and use Debian on some specific hardware. Therefore potential buyers would know if that hardware is supported and owner would know how get the best out of that hardware.

The purpose is not to duplicate the Debian Official Documentation, but to document how to install Debian on some specific hardware.

HP Mini210 netbook

Sub-models (1012eg) options :
- Video card Intel: Graphics Media Accelerator 3150
- Screen size: 10" (1024x600)
- Wireless card: Broadcom Corporation BCM43225 802.11b/g/n
- Network card: RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller
- Disk 250GB (5400RPM)
- Memory 1GB DDR2

Sub-model (1051VU) options :
- Video card Intel: Graphics Media Accelerator 3150
- Screen size: 10" (1024x600)
- Wireless card: Atheros AR9285 802.11bgn
- Network card: RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller
- Disk 160GB (5400RPM)
- Memory 1GB DDR2 (one slot)

Overall Status

Core Components

[ATTACH]

Boot Standard Kernel:

{OK}

LAN network card:

{OK}

Detect CD/DVD:

[-]

Detect hard drives:

{OK}

Extra Features

CPU Frequency Scaling

{OK}

Hibernation

{OK}

Sleep / Suspend

{OK}

Xorg

{OK}

- OpenGL

{OK}

- Resize-and-Rotate(randr)

{OK}

Switch to External Screen

{OK}

Mouse

- Built-in (Touchpad)

{i}

Wireless/Wifi

X-( {OK} (Depends on version)

Keyboard Hotkeys

{OK}

Webcam

{OK}

Legend :
{OK} = OK ; {X} Unsupported(No Driver) ; /!\ = Error (Couldn't get it working); [?] Unknown, Not Test ; [-] Not-applicable
{i} = Configuration Required; X-( = Only works with a non-free driver and or firmware

Important Note

There I realy forgot something...
When installing via usb (there are not much alternatives with netbooks), the motherboard recognizes the usb-stick as /dev/hda! and the harddrive as /dev/hdb!!! So during the installation, when comming to install grub on master boot, say no and write /dev/sdb instead in the comming frame. But after the installation ,you should have removed the usb-stick at the following boot, the motherboard recognizes the harddrive again as /dev/sda!. So grub will not work intuitiv, you have to edit the command at the grub screen with e. Change the in the first entry set root='(hd1,x)' into set root='(hd0,x)', where x is the number of the partition you installed the root system. Now boot with ctrl+x and everything should boot normaly. After booting, login and call # grub-mkconfig in a terminal with root rights, xterm for example. Grup will now make a new config with the right entrys for the harddrive and you don't have to edit the command in grub boot screen anymore. That needs 1 minute and is the hardest part while installing

That's not an issue of this netbook alone, my PC behave the same, so it should be normal when installing debian via usb, but it's good to be mentioned here, needed me many hours of reinstalling because I thought I made a mistake

Oh, and you realy should use unetbootin for preparing the usb-stick, it works perfect and is all you need to prepare the stick in half a minute.

Configuration

Display

Works instantly.

Audio

Works instantly.

Mouse

The integrated mouse-buttons work with:

$ su
# echo options psmouse proto=exps > /etc/modprobe.d/psmouse.modprobe.conf
# modprobe -r psmouse ; modprobe psmouse

Zooming and something like this this two fingers don't work until now.

Power Management

Works everything out of the box.

WiFi

Model HP Mini 210-2170CA works with driver brcm80211 (requires installing non-free firmware, but the driver itself is already in squeeze's linux kernel).

Some models come with a Broadcom wireless card. See wl. Works with non-free firmware.

The 1051VU comes with a Atheros AR9285 wireless card, which works out-of-the-box. See ath9k.

MiniPCI-E

Netbook comes with two miniPCI-E slots. The first slot (half-sized) has the wireless card installed in it, the second is empty.

There is a slot for a SIM card behind the battery, for use with a miniPCI-E 3G data modem.

You can however run a second wireless card (or any other miniPCI-E card) in this slot.

Webcam

1051VU Webcam is 5986:0182 UVC webcam, made by Acer. Works out-of-the-box.


System Summary

lspci

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation N10 Family DMI Bridge
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation N10 Family Integrated Graphics Controller
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation N10 Family Integrated Graphics Controller
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 02)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 1 (rev 02)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 2 (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev e2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation NM10 Family LPC Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH7 Family SATA AHCI Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family SMBus Controller (rev 02)
01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 02)
02:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM43225 802.11b/g/n (rev 01)

1051VU lspci

00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation N10 Family DMI Bridge [8086:a010]
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation N10 Family Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:a011]
00:02.1 Display controller [0380]: Intel Corporation N10 Family Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:a012]
00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family High Definition Audio Controller [8086:27d8] (rev 02)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 1 [8086:27d0] (rev 02)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 2 [8086:27d2] (rev 02)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 3 [8086:27d4] (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:27c8] (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:27c9] (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #3 [8086:27ca] (rev 02)
00:1d.3 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #4 [8086:27cb] (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB2 EHCI Controller [8086:27cc] (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge [8086:2448] (rev e2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation NM10 Family LPC Controller [8086:27bc] (rev 02)
00:1f.2 SATA controller [0106]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH7 Family SATA AHCI Controller [8086:27c1] (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family SMBus Controller [8086:27da] (rev 02)
01:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller [10ec:8136] (rev 02)
02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Atheros Communications Inc. AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) [168c:002b] (rev 01)

lsusb

lsusb

Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 090c:637b Feiya Technology Corp. 
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

lsusb 1051VU

Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 5986:0182 Acer, Inc 
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

USB Host controllers entries (without OHCI, UHCI, EHCI) are removed too.

Credits

Nearly everything worked after the first install of Squeeze via usb, netinstall. Even compiz-fusion works great and smooth. I didn't even had to build an own kernel, was very impressed after I failed to install Debian/Etch and Ubuntu.