Netbooks or subnotebooks are very small, inexpensive, minimal notebook or laptop PCs

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Asus 1215n Volume Fn keys stopped working

Probably I've stopped some kind of Asus utility by mistake with soluto (a tool to decide which software shold start when you boot windows) and now all my fn keys work except the volume one and once I ...
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Asus EeePC 1005PE netbook special partitions (restore and boot booster)

I have an Asus EeePC 1005PE netbook and im planning on doing a massive re-partitioning (going to install Ubuntu, Mint, XP, etc) Ive noticed it has 2 "special" partitions: a 10Gb Fat32 RESTORE hidden ...
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How to change the internal wlan in laptops/netbooks?

as I use mostly linux, I'm trying to customise my netbook and my wlan is my only rock in the path of a fully open source supported netbook ... Plug and play in linux Here's what I need to swap/switch ...
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Is netbook RAM smaller than laptop?

I want to upgrade my netbook's RAM and my question is about its size. Can I use the RAM from my laptop?
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Unable to install XP or Win 7 Starter or even Ubuntu 10.10 on Lenovo Ideapad S10-3 [duplicate]

I bought Lenovo IdeaPad S10. Loved it.. But it got very slow over time. So, I decided to install Ubuntu netbook edition on it. So, I formatted it.. And after that, it is not letting me install any OS, ...
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I have netbook with an atom N450 and DDR3 Does this make sense?

Is this possible or Speccy got it wrong?
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Ubuntu 10.10 on EEE: how to free up disk space

I have an Ubuntu EEE 701, 4GB flash harddrive. It has about 180MB free. How can I free up space? If I remove applications, it doesn't seem to free up space. I do have a 4GB sd-card, but for some ...
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how to install a external power switch to my Asus EEE PC HE1000

i've been using my netbook to source my carputer for a few months now. my only complain is booting up the system whenever I start my car. I've read articles from other sites like mp3car.com and here ...
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Using a Netbook to create a Dual Monitor Setup [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I use my laptop as a second monitor for my desk computer? I bought a Netbook, and so far I love it. However, I'd like to get a bit more utility out of it. When I'm ...
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Acer Aspire One D255 — can I use a battery from a D250?

Does anyone know if a 6 cell battery from an Acer One D250 will fit in my D255?
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Netbook screen too small, Software fix?

I have a netbook with a maximum screen resolution of 1024x600. I'm running a dualboot Ubuntu10.10 & Backtrack4r2, and I'm having some trouble with windows whose "height" was larger than 600px. ...
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Asus Eee PC 1001PX netbook: best OS for battery life? [closed]

I am looking for an OS to replace Windows XP Home edition on my Asus Eee PC 1001PX netbook. The most critical issue for me is battery life. I would like to use Ubuntu Netbook Edition, but heard that ...
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Doubt about netbook energy modes

In my control panel there's an energy preferences option. There, I find a "Balanced" energy mode and a "Performance" energy mode. The only differences I detect are the brightness levels and the ...
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What is the difference between a netbook and a notebook/laptop?

What exactly is the difference between a "netbook" and a "notebook"? What are some examples?
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Using my netbook/laptop on bed. No cooling pads or special contraptions

Do you think that I can improvise a "cooling pad" with my old comp cabinets? I have a bunch of old cabinets that I will never use again. Might as well remove one of the cover plates and use it as a ...
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How to disable my netbook's touchpad when a usb mouse is connected

This is the first computer I have ever bought and I couldn't bring it home without a mouse of its own. I'm trying to disable the touchpad but the only option I find is by uninstalling the drivers, ...
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Are netbook cooling pads really worth it? [closed]

I'm tempted to work with a cooling pad at home, since my netbook is my primary computer, and if you are following my questions I plan to buy a dual core netbook that I'll use as desktop most of the ...
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Why is it that I can't personalize my own wallpaper in windows 7 starter?

I'd be delighted to read technical reasons for this.
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Using a dual core netbook as desktop

I feel silly asking this. Is it possible to hook up a full sized monitor and keyboard and use the netbook closed? Is gonna feel like those mini PC's or "nettops" as they call them. But I really like ...
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How to keep memory consumption below 500 MB or less than 25 processes at background on netbook?

I bought a netbook yesterday, (I'm loving it) but I will never understand why they need to be a lot of processes running on background. I worry about other users who have no idea about it and continue ...
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If I upgrade my netbook from Windows 7 Starter to Windows 7 can I have a dual monitor setup?

I think Microsoft wants me to pay for a dual monitor setup for my Acer Netbook (I get it for free with Unbuntu Netbook remix). I'd be willing to upgrade but I wouldn't put it past them to make me ...
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Win/Bios showing wrong RAM in Gateway Netbook?

I've seen similar problems, but this seems slightly unique, maybe... I have a Gateway LT21 netbook, Win7. I've upgraded RAM from 1gb to 2gb. It didn't work. So I updated to the latest Bios 1.25, then ...
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How to use my recovery CDs if my netbook has no CD drive?

Hey there, I'm not really tech savy but am going to give this a try as the Netbook was a freebee. The hard drive is toast, I have the recovery discs that came with the netbook from the factory. If I ...
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Webcam, Wifi Card, Mini Mic from netbook into spycam

I got a Netbook from the recycling plant that the screen was trashed hardware was fine so I gutted it and am selling the hardware... but I liked the slim chip the webcam has and how small the mic ...
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How to make Synaptics touchpad work better on Linux?

I have Debian Squeeze currently installed on a Samsung N250 netbook with a Synaptics touchpad. These touchpads are, generally, good, and everything works perfectly on Windows. The support is ...
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formating a hard drive for use in an asus aspire one d250

I have an Asus Aspire One D250 that's out of warranty and whose hard drive is giving the click of death. I'm trying to use a spare SATA HDD I have but am having some difficulty. I have a USB CD ...
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Must have apps for netbook running windows 7 [closed]

What are the must have apps for a netbook running windows 7? It's for a gift for my parents, so no ssh clients or vim etc.
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Windows update on netbook requires CD (hint, there's no CD drive)

An "Important" update for Microsoft Works (via Windows Update) on a Dell netbook gets about halfway through and then pops up with the super-awesome "Please insert Microsoft Works 9.0 disc" message. ...
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Replacing the LCD panel in a laptop

Yesterday, I was cleaning up and dropped my Asus Eee 1005PE. The screen is cracked inside (i.e., cracks are visible only when on), and no longer works properly. I booted up with another monitor ...
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Replacement AC adapter for my CR-48?

I managed to lose the AC adapter on my Google CR-48. Yeah, already, I know. I have a couple more places to check, but does anyone know where I could find a compatible AC adapter? 19.5v 2.0a is not ...
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Chameleon Bootloader: Install Ubuntu Netbook Remix from USB flash drive?

hi there i have an Dell Mini v10 and tried to install OS X onto it. Wasn't too happy with the performance and so I want to install Ubuntu. Problem is: I have installed Chameleon Bootloader and when I ...
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Netbook vs. second hand laptop, which do you recommend me to buy? [closed]

I need to a computer to work when I go on a business trip. What do you recommend me to buy, a netbook or second hand laptop?
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Can multiple tasks be run simultaneously on a netbook? [closed]

What are the major disadvantages of a netbook in comparison with a common laptop?
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Booting Ubuntu Netbook Edition off SD card by with persistence provided by the hard disk

I have a Lenovo Ideapad with Windows XP installed. I do not want to mess with the boot loader or the hard disk partitioning. I can run Ubuntu Netbook Edition off a SD card without touching the hard ...
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Place calls from Windows (7) using a SIM-card

So, I have a built-in Globetrotter SIM module in my netbook that allows me to access the internet over 3G. The software that comes with it also allows me to send and receive text messages. However, ...
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What is the memory usage of a clean installation Windows 7 netbook version in a netbook?

The question is pretty self contained. [edit] A value for each version of windows 7 would be awesome. I am trying to figure out how much memory will be enough for my netbook. I just need more ...
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1 GB RAM enough for netbook?

My family is getting my much younger brother a netbook for Christmas, and I'm picking it out. The sweet spot as far as prices go is 1 GB of RAM, but I'm worried that it's not enough for what he does: ...
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Install Ubuntu Netbook 10.10 without CD/USB/WUBI from HDD on WinXP

I have downloded the Ubuntu Netbook 10.10 ISO file. When I mount it on a Virtual drive it gives me the option to install it via CD(restart and boot from disc) or use the WUBI installer. The WUBI ...
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How to restore a Dell Inspiron 2100 back to factory settings?

My computer won't boot into Windows 7 anymore. It started off with Vista, was upgraded to 7 (both by legal means) I wanted to install ubuntu or kubuntu, so I got wubi and boot-loaded it via usb ...
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I recently got a Lenovo Ideapad (S10-3t) and I don't know where to get Wi-Fi drivers

It came with Windows 7 Starter on it and I just upgraded to Ultimate. Both 32bit. I know it's a Broadcom card, but I'm not sure how to find the model number (I'll post it if someone can tell me how). ...
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Can I boot a netbook pc from a desktop pc using a usb adapter cable?

Can I boot my Windows XP SP3 / Ubuntu Linux Netbook 10.04 netbook pc from my Ubuntu Linux 10.04 desktop pc using a usb adapter cable and boot the netbook from the desktop? I have the following error ...
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Xorg, how to make display resolution larger than physical?

Trying to fit 1024x768 VMWare viewport into 1024x600's netbooks display. Neither the options of allowing VMWare to scale the picture or to set a mythical resolution like 1003x533 for guest, nor using ...
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is it possible to use an unsupported resolution/zoom out/something on a win7 netbook? (sw/hw)

I have a netbook with windows 7 and a max. resolution of 1024x600. This resolution is usually insufficent to display correctly my programs. Do you know of any type of software to zoom out the screen, ...
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Acer Aspire One in infinite loop after it demands that I use eRecovery

I have an Acer Aspire One that is dual booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.04. After not using the netbook for about a month, I turn it on to use the Windows partition. Windows decided that I need to use ...
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Why does Pulseaudio selectively detect my sound hardware?

I am running Ubuntu Netbook Remix 10.04. I have been having some problems recently with Pulseaudio, which has traditionally worked fine for me on this netbook actually. Specifically, when I boot the ...
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xandros-explorer (Xandros File Manager) custom menu items

Is there any way to get custom menu item in right-click, instruments or at least hotkey that will run specific program for a selected filesystem item or current folder (like open terminal by Ctrl+T)? ...
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Max ram for Acer Aspire one D255

I can't seem to find what the max amount of ram is supported on the Acer Aspire one D255. It came with 1gb, and I see that most netbooks support up to 2gb.
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How much will full-disk encryption slow down a netbook?

I've been comfortable using TrueCrypt volumes to protect various sets of files on my computers. But I've gathered there can be more convenience and security to be had be encrypting the full hard disk, ...
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Lenovo S10 very laggy on startup

I have a Lenovo S10 netbook, and recently the computer is slow and laggy. Applications take a long time to start, mouse and keyboard input is choppy, etc. It has been dropped a few times, and has been ...
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Why do projectors use VGA rather than something digital? [closed]

I'm shopping for a netbook to use for PowerPoint presentations while traveling. Many netbooks have VGA connectors for hooking up to projectors. Why do projectors still use VGA? Does HDMI make ...