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

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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 sense?...
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Ubuntu Netbook Edition: switch to desktop?

I've installed Ubuntu 10.10 Netbook Edition on my laptop. After playing with it for couple of hours seems like I need classic Ubuntu Desktop instead. Is there anyway to switch from Ubuntu Netbook ...
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How far have you been able to push a netbook's capabilities?

I recently purchased an Acer Aspire One. I'll be using it as an ultraportable supplement to my 16" laptop, which I don't like to carry around more than needed. The Aspire is a pretty standard ...
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How do I migrate my EeePC 901 from Xandros to Ubuntu 10.10 netbook remix?

I want to migrate my EeePC 901 from Xandros to the Ubuntu 10.10 netbook remix. I made a bootable USB key according to http://www.ubuntu.com/netbook/get-ubuntu/download, and the EeePC BIOS says it will ...
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ASUS eeePC 1005PR - Installing Windows XP on this machine

The machine in title is a single netbook .. with 1gb of ddr2. So Windows 7 kinda would be an overkill. I'd like to install Windows XP on it, but as you may know, these small netbooks need special ...
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Can I run Linux on the HP Mini from Verizon Wireless, with a built-in 3G modem, and connect using the built in modem?

Recently I purchases the HP Mini from Verizon Wireless. It runs on the Intel Atom processor and came with Windows 7 Starter Edition, which is quite possibly the worst and most restrictive OS I have ...
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Netbook for Developer [closed]

HI, I need a move compact laptop for travel, I am looking into getting a 10" netbook which will beable to let me run a decent LAMP environment. I was looking into HP they seem to have the fastest ...
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What are the best practices for disk spindown on a Netbook running on Ubuntu 10.04?

I have a Netbook (Samsung N210) running Ubuntu 10.04 Netbook Edition. Generally, I'm very happy with it. However, I'm not getting quite as much battery life out of it as I expected based on the ...
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Android on Netbook

I have Asus eeepc netbook and want Android either Ecliar or Froyo or Gingerbreads. I can't get .apks to work yet. Do I need to partion first? Friend says you guys know everything. Thank you!!
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Asus EEE PC 1005HA (XP Home) refuses to connect to Virgin Mobile MiFi

My client has an Asus EEE PC model 1005HA, and we're attempting to connect it to the WiFi network created by a VirginMobile MiFi unit. They also have a MacBook Pro with Snow Leopard that has ...
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Boxee is very choppy on TV

Just got an HP Mini 311 and decided to try out Boxee. Hooked it up to the TV and attempted to watch the TV show 'Psych'. It said it was using USA as the source. Video was very very choppy, un-...
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Cannot get wireless to work on my HP Netbook with Ubuntu Netbook Remix

I have installed Ubuntu Netbook remix 9.x on my HP Netbook Atom Processor laptop. But wirless is not working properly. I went to Network Connections and it shows my wireless connection. But under "...
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Which MS Office version is the most Netbook-friendly? [closed]

My sister has just bought a mid-range netbook, not sure about the exact spec. We're trying to figure out which version of MS Office would be the most resource friendly. The current options are Office ...
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Asus netbook trackpad suddenly stopped scrolling

I bought an Asus Eee netbook three days ago and, up until today, my two-finger scrolling was working just fine. All of a sudden, dragging two fingers in a downward motion does not scroll anymore. I ...
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Windows XP netbook displaying only one time zone

We just returned from Spain and one of our computers will absolutely not change or even display time zones other the that of Madrid. I looked up some solutions online, but they all involved doing ...
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Is it possible to create a LAN between two notebooks via BlueTooth/Wi-Fi?

In a given place there are two notebooks—HP Mini 210-1060BR and HP Mini 210-1040BR—no existent Wi-Fi connections available, no cable, both bluetooth enabled. What I want is to create a real LAN ...
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Choosing Windows 7 Starter or Windows XP Home for Netbook

I'm looking at a new Windows-based netbook, but I need some help deciding between installing Windows 7 Starter and Windows XP Home. The main things we are unsure of: Ability to run iTunes ...
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Asus EeePC 1001P: Using Windows 7 Professional

My girlfriend just bought an Asus EeePC 1001P and it comes loaded with Windows 7 Starter, which is pretty frustratingly limited. I have several Action Pack licenses for Windows 7 Pro, and was ...
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Which linux distro to run on a slow SSD?

I bought an Eee PC 1000, the Linux SSD model, a couple years ago. I ended up putting Easy Peasy (then called Ubuntu Eee) onto it, only to be dissatisfied with the speed. Then I put Windows XP on it, ...
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is there a max. external screen resolution in a windows 7 starter netbook?

I have a samsung netbook n220, and when I connect it to my external samsung display t260 (26", 1900 x 1200), the resolutions available in the windows 7 control panel tops with 1680 x 1050. Is that ...
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Netbook doesn't see wifi network

I have a big problem with my girlfriend's netbook (asus eeepc 1008). It doesn't see any wifi network. I'm explaining the problem: The pc use windows 7 starter The wifi card is activate, I update ...
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Why doesn't my new laptop estimate how much longer it can run on battery power?

Why doesn't my HP Mini 210 netbook display an estimate of the amount of time it can run on battery power? My only previous laptop (an old Dell Latitude D600) could do this. I downgraded the HP from ...
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What's a really simple way to backup an Ubuntu system on a netbook?

I have an Acer Aspire One running Lubuntu 10.04. I have configured it quite much and would like to backup the whole file system (excluding my SD card where I keep my data) to be able to get it up and ...
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Possible to replace harddrive in this netbook? (without major hacks)

I'm looking for a tablet laptop/netbook. I'm also looking to replace my piece of crap HP Mini (first generation). The HP Mini has a very small 16G SSD that is also very slow. So looking at something ...
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Netbook (Samsung N220) on Ubuntu 10.04 slows down WiFi for other computers

I encountered a really odd problem with my new netbook. I am running Ubuntu 10.04 on a Samsung N220 Mito. So far everything worked fine. Now I tried the machine for the first time in our work group ...
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Netbooks/Notebooks without cam?

Where I work, I'm not allowed to have cameras or any devices with cameras, so I wonder if there're any netbooks (preferably) or notebooks available without cameras? I searched a lot but couldn't find ...
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Replacing the HDD in a netbook

I have an Aspire One (ZG5) with a spinning platters HDD that is starting to show signs of needing a reinstall. I also happened to end up with a spare 80GB SSD and I'm considering swapping it out but ...
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How can I move the start menu / task bar to a secondary display?

I have a netbook using Windows XP, with a secondary monitor attached. Both monitors are configured and working correctly. What I would like to do is move the start menu and the task bar over to the ...
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Asus Refurnished Netbook First Time Charge

I just bought Asus Refurnished Netbook. For some reason it is taking an eternity for the first time charge. I have already plugged in for 3 hours and still it does not even open and shows LOW battery. ...
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How often do netbook parts break?

I need to know a list of how many percentage of all components break within a year. For example I would need to know how many percent of all netbook RAM is calculated to break within a year? This ...
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Installing Software from a CD onto a Netbook

I apologize if this question has come up before - I can't seem to find it. Tonight my wife and I purchased a small samsung netbook and have been enjoying it for a light-weight solution around the ...
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TFT vs XWGA, WSVGA

I'm looking for a netbook, but i really don't know which is the difference between those technologies. Which is the best for outdoor use of a netbook?
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What OS for Eee PC?

I've just bought new Eee PC 1005 (with Atom N450, 250GB and 2GB memory) without any pre-installed system. Now I'd like to install windows and linux distribution on in. What should I choose ? I am a ...
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How can I stop my Ubuntu netbook from un-suspending while the lid's closed?

Almost every time I want to use my netbook, it's un-suspended itself because the button is too easy to press. Is there some way to tell Ubuntu (Netbook Remix 10.04) NOT to un-suspend if the lid's ...
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samsung netbook OS for clean install

I recently had a problem with a corrupted registry on a samsung N120. When all else failed i reformatted the drive. However having bought the machine with windows home ed pre-installed, I didn't ...
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Cannot access/unlock top panel in Ubuntu 10.04 (Netbook Edition)

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 10.04 (Netbook Edition) on my NC10 netbook and now I can't seem to access/unlock the top panel and add/delete programs. Right clicking doesn't bring up the options to let ...
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Can't decide on a new distro

I've had Ubuntu (8.10) on my netbook in the past and I really liked it. I'm currently running Fedora and feeling like I should "change it up" again. I've played around with Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid a ...
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Linux will not activate wireless after device has been re-enabled

Using a Eee 900A netbook by Asus. By pressing Fn + F2, I can disable or enable the wireless chip on the netbook, a blue LED indicates the status. I've been able to connect to wireless networks just ...
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Windows 7 “freezes” (chills?), and then “unfreezes” after about 1 minute [duplicate]

I have an Acer Timeline 1810T netbook (4GB RAM) with Windows 7 x64. About once or twice a day, it "freezes" - the reason I put this in quotation marks is that it does not really freeze, as I you cant ...
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Does Ubuntu Netbook Remix require an Intel Atom processor?

I have a laptop with an Intel Celeron 1.6GHz processor and 512MB of RAM - a similar spec to current netbooks. Will I be able to install Ubuntu Netbook Remix on this laptop or will it only work with ...
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Netbook without Windows? [closed]

I have been looking around for a netbook without Windows and with Ubuntu preinstalled. Almost all I have seen have Windows. The main issue is making sure that the computer ships with the right Ubuntu ...
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Cleanup Windows XP on netbook

I already moved all installed application software to drive D:, but C: (4&nnsp;GB SSD) is full since the auto update to SP3. I don't need or want things like Windows Media Player, Windows Messenger, ...
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Soft sound problem on Sony Viao NetBook in GTalk and GMail Chat

I have a new Sony Viao netbook and have a problem with the sound - or lack of loudness thereof. When using GTalk or chat in GMail with earphones all is OK but when using the netbooks' built in ...
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Fixing sticky keys without removing the keys?

we had an E-Machine netbook brought in today that has sticky keys. (don't ask me why we said we'd fix it) Well, I've looked at a few howtos for fixing it, but they all require removing the keys. When ...
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Would Linux be considerably faster on a Netbook with Intel Atom processor?

I've got an EEE Netbook with Intel Atom processor and Win XP. Probably 90% of the time I'm using it for webbrowsing and thinking of dual booting it in Linux and then booting into Windows only when I ...