Salix 13.37 KDE on a HP Mini 210

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Salix 13.37 KDE on a HP Mini 210

Post by gaucho » 20. Aug 2012, 14:36


I'd like to report that I was able to successfully install Salix 13.37 KDE (via a USB thumb drive) on a HP Mini 210 netbook. I chose the KDE edition because my son will also be using the netbook, and he is more familiar with KDE than Xfce and/or LXDE.

This machine has the notorious/infamous Broadcom 4313 chipset, so based on the discussion threads below, I knew that WiFi functionality wouldn't work with the stock Salix 2.6.37 kernel. Compared with Xubuntu 12.04 LTS (where wireless worked out of the box in a Live USB session), I knew that Salix would require more effort to set up. However, I thought that with Shador's excellent support, I could probably get the WiFi working. I really wanted to see if Salix would be a good match for this hardware ...

As it turned out, I did hit a few (minor) stumbling blocks which required some trial and error to solve. I still have a couple of questions but I'll ask them in the Broadcom thread below. ... it=BCM4313
"Issues with Broadcom BCM4313 wireless chipset." ... com#p24563
"Salix OS on samsung rv511."
"Newer kernel packages for 13.37."

Please forgive me for posting a screenshot of the HP Mini with the wireless up and running:


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HP Mini 210-2180NR Specs:

Intel Atom N455 CPU @ 1.66 GHz, 2 GB RAM, 250 GB Hitachi HD, Broadcom 4313 802.11b/g/n wireless chipset, 10.1" screen

A couple of pictures of the blue netbook: ... reenke.jpg ... luelid.jpg

Many thanks to everyone who made this possible -- especially to Shador :) for compiling the 3.3.6 kernels, making them available and providing clear instructions on how to install one. I would have had a very difficult time figuring out how to do that by myself. I'm grateful for everyone's help.

Registered Linux User # 442201

AMD Athlon II X2 240 2.8 GHz, 4 GB RAM, Seagate Barracuda 320 GB HD, Nvidia GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 integrated GPU, Samsung SH-S222L DVD-RW

HP Mini 210-2100

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