THE OFFICIAL: Dell Inspiron 9 (Mini I) Thread...

Discussion in 'Dell' started by Cin', Sep 3, 2008.

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  1. jaimegmr

    jaimegmr Notebook Enthusiast

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    I heard the 1.3MP camera includes a digital microphone. I don't know if that is used instead of the microphone you mentioned or it has 2 microphones when configured with the 1.3MP camera.
     
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    Terrigno Notebook Enthusiast

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    That is probably the one that is built in then. I figured they would all have it. I do have the 1.3mp version though. Actually I got the banged out version lol

    Im on it now. Man the battery life is phenominal on this machine. I love it!!!
     
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    mostlyharmless22 Notebook Guru

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    AMEN!!! Invent a better way of handling this and we'll all be impressed!
     
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    CaboWabo Notebook Enthusiast

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    Could anyone suggest the cheapest external CD drive I can get that would work with the mini? I just need one to install and re-install software.
     
  5. ytsejam1138

    ytsejam1138 Notebook Consultant

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    Has anyone been successful at booting off an SD card? I have been able to boot off a USB drive, but not an SD card. I have even taken the same files that were on my bootable USB drive and copied them to the SD card and nothing.

    When the Mini boots up, you can press 0 for boot options. It looks to me that, if the device is seen as a bootable device, there is a + sign next to it. I have been unsuccessful in getting an SD card to show a + sign.
     
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    AMartin56 Notebook Guru

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    I use a Xbox 360 HD-DVD drive. LOL

    $50 on clearance most places if you can still find one.

    Won't play HD-DVD's but works fine for everything else.

    Of course it's HUGE...
     
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    cmarcho Notebook Consultant

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    good idea! I wondered if those worked as just regular drives on a pc...

    I've seen them as low as $39 at Fry's in Texas.
     
  8. ytsejam1138

    ytsejam1138 Notebook Consultant

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    I found another program to remap keys besides the aforementioned KeyTweak. It's all a little more polished looking than KeyTweak, but works just the same. It's called SharpKeys and it allowed me remap my F10 to F11. However, you can only remap keys the Mini already has. For example, you can't make Fn+Z the F11 key. I also swapped the / key and the + sign.
     
  9. Nankuru

    Nankuru Notebook Evangelist

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    Dell are finally selling an Ubuntu version of the Mini in the UK.*

    Price is £269 but it only has the 8gig, possibly slower, SSD, so a 30 quid price reduction doesn't seem enough to me.

    I hope all of you who are having problems with your orders, get them resolved soon.

    * Technically, of course, you can always delete XP (and any other software you don't want), post the discs back to Dell and get your money back for the unused software, but that's too much hassle for most people. I wonder if you'd get more than £30 back tho'.
     
  10. ytsejam1138

    ytsejam1138 Notebook Consultant

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    I just converted my XP Home to XP Pro without reinstalling. It only takes about 5 minutes. I followed the directions from the following guides:

    Convert XP Home to Pro Without Reinstalling

    Enabling Remote Desktop in XP Home

    Also, one of the links in the first article appears to be broken, but the script enable_txsp.bat can be found HERE

    The remote tab is missing from the XP Pro screenshot. But I can confirm that RDP into my Dell Mini works. I was even able to change the port from 3389 to 3392 in the registry.
     

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