Volumio2 x86 on Dell Mini 8

I have an old Dell Mini 8 netbook that I no longer use. It’s a perfect machine for Volumio.

Seems to run fine, but out of the box Volumio supports neither the wired or wireless adapters in the machine.

Wired: Realtek PCe FE
Wireless: Broadcom 802.11g

Are there additional drivers available?

Sorry, missed your post.
This is one of the challenges making volumio available on x86es, there are ten thousand different configurations out there.
We will never cover them all.
Did you already add your own drivers? If yes, where did you get them from, if not, I need a bit more info on the hardware

On second thoughts, there is an issue with wired, it is being sorted at the moment.
Wireless currently starts in hotspot mode (as far as your wifi module supports it), an option to switch it off is also in the make.

I substituted a LB Link wireless usb dongle - works fine.

I installed Vx86 to the hard drive in the Mini-8 - also works fine.

Data is on external USB drive.

Music plays on the Mini 8, but the big test will be to see if my USB DAC works - Emotiva XDA-2


I have no worries with your DAC, usb audio is supported ootb and should not have usb issues as know from several arm devices
As for your broadcom wireles, you can try to install the firmware:
Get a ssh connection (uid=volumio, pwd=volumio)

sudo apt-get update


sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer

when that did not work, try instead:

sudo apt-get install firmware-b43legacy-installer

when that did not work, try instead:

sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-lpphy-installer

When that is not working yet, I’m out of ideas…

Yes, Emotiva XDA-2 DAC works great!

I’ll try the drivers you suggested.