Ubuntu on the Dell Mini 10 (2)
Great news! The Dell Mini 10 now runs on Ubuntu 9.04 at full nominal resolution of 1024 x 576!
What has happened is that the Ubuntu Mobile Team has compiled and packaged kernel modules, X.org drivers, libraries to interface to kernel DRM services, etc. etc. for the Poulsbo chipset and made them available on their PPA.
Remember from my previous post, that my Mini 10 was running using the VESA driver for X. All I had to do to switch to the psb driver was to create the file
/etc/apt/sources.list.d/ubuntu-mobile.list with the following content:
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-mobile/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-mobile/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main
apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-psb
and reboot! The Dell Mini 10 then came alive — after a bit of thinking — with the display at the correct resolution, and the little display just looked stunningly bright, crisp and sharp!
This is really great news to the many owners of Dell Mini 10 and 12 — as well as other Poulsbo based netbooks — that want to run Ubuntu Jaunty.
Kudos and many thanks to the Ubuntu Mobile Team for their effort and a job well done!