Thursday, March 11, 2010

Installing Linux Mint 8 Universal Edition on HP 2133

Installing Linux Mint 8 was a breeze on HP 2133 (WXGA). According to Linux blogs, HP 2133 has propriety Via Chrome 9 graphic controller which causes a lot of issues of getting the graphics to display properly for earlier version of Ubuntu or Linux Mint.

But with Linux Mint 8, the installation was very smooth. The only minor issue was that the Broadcom Wifi has to be installed via the "Hardware Drivers" found in the control panel.  Choose the "Broadcom STA wireless driver" and your HP 2133 will be up with no time.

Linux Mint 8 works flawlessly with mobile broadband such as the Huawei E220.

My favorite desktop OS with my favourite netbook.....

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