I recently acquired an HP Mini 210 1010NR, which is a modern Pine Trail netbook.
- Intel Atom N450 processor (1.66 GHz, HT enabled)
- 1 GB (1024 MB) RAM
- 160 GB HDD
- 10.1″ LCD display (1024×600 resolution, fairly standard)
- 1.3MP webcam
- HP Synaptics Clickpad
- Broadcom 802.11g wireless
- 10/100 Ethernet
- Intel HD graphics (3100 I do believe)
What works out of the box:
- Most everything
The install went fairly smoothly. I have an HP DVD-RAM USB drive which helped alot (it came with my HP Envy 15 laptop…). Once installed, wifi can be made to work on a clean install of openSUSE 11.2 by following these steps:
- Connect to the internet via ethernet
- Update the kernel-default package to the most current package. You can run zypper up or Yast Online Update or preferred update mechanism and just install all the updates as well.
- Add the Packman repository
- Install the broadcom-wl and broadcom-wl-kmp-default packages (must do both, or you will change your kernel to the debug kernel. Don’t want that now…)
Voila, you have working wifi
The touchpad is a bit more tricky, since its not really a touchpad, but Synaptics new ClickPad found in the HP Mini and HP Envy lines. While openSUSE 11.3 will fix this correctly, you can get it working by doing the following:
- Install kernel-source, make, and gcc
- Update /usr/src/linux/drivers/input/mouse/synaptics.c and /usr/src/linux/drivers/input/mouse/synaptics.h with the files in the attached zip: Desktop.zip
- Using README.SUSE in the kernel source directory, configure, build, and install your custom kernel
- Voila, a working touchpad. No multitouch, but hey, like I said, openSUSE 11.3 will be working properly with this fancy touchpad.