If you do it properly, you should be able to reboot into the system and everything should be where you want it. I thought i was doing the upgrade correctly, making a backup before installing Lubuntu Join Date Sep Beans The first shutdown or restart terminates the application and the second one actually turns the computer off. This is somewhat different from what is recommended when using a conventional desktop keyboard.

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A poor upgrade choice or a stupid move Some of the B’s have hardware limitations.

UXA acceleration might help. It is really a ggaphics point. In order to see if this applies to you please run Code:. Underside view of B view large image. The Inspiron B is currently the most inexpensive Dell laptop that can be purchased.

Dell Inspiron B120 Review

When running an extended desktop both screens can have full bit color. However, after the upgrade finished, I saw that the partitions from Ubuntu were all, except for swap, displayed in the side-panel of Lubuntu file manager as various sizes of grqphics volumes. Access times were a tad slower than the msec access generally claimed for harddrives.

The supplied Sonic CD writing software works well, but shows the backup function as a teaser that you get only if you upgrade to the rather pricey full edition.

It seems to be a very basic unit and has internal wifi unit inside and works flawlessly.


Dell Inspiron B120 Laptop for Parts or Repair Pp21l

Since this is not an Intel branded card it means that while this notebook has lnspiron Pentium M processor, it is not a Centrino machine. I placed the order on November 18, and was given an estimated ship date of December 13, It is more so the case with the corel presentation files which are now more tolerant of MS Powerpoint files.

Right side view of Inspiron B view larger image. The wireless card can be made to work with Ndiswrapper. Just for comparison, I am including above the performance of an external USB 2. Try it live, so that you know that it works, or inspirron other versions until you find which version works for you: The reasons for the restores were software-related and had nothing to do with the system supplied by Dell or any defects therein.

It plays YouTube videos without hesitations. Videos in p resolution are also playable, but I did notice some stuttering. It is a 80GB drive and works like a charm right out of the box.

Dell Inspiron B and B Review (pics, specs)

This is impressive, often with budget notebooks the hinges can be somewhat weak. I went with Dell since I had heard good things about their quality and service. If you do not use Windows you can start with a big extended partition and have logical partitions inside it. Boot into your new installed system.


Incidentally, I have found the best posture to use a notebook to keep it on a table with the notebook set farther away at the back so inspiiron the elbows can rest on the table and the wrists on the notebook. There is no sag or problems with the keyboard. Wireless I got a Dell Internal Wireless This card works fine with Netstumbler.

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The buttons are all full size, including full size Backspace, Enter and Shift keys. It has the 40Gb drive and 1Gb mem.

Work is inspiroj progress, from what I hear! The plastic latches on top of the screen seemed a little flimsy, but when it is shut, they hold the base firmly and only a very strong force could break it open.

One may think that the B could not possibly have much to offer at such a low price, but you will be surprised at how much horsepower this budget notebook has.