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Reason: Use an actual category instead of a cheap clone .... or use a table (Discuss in Talk:ASUS Eee PC#)

Eee 700 Series and 900

See ASUS Eee PC 701.

Eee 900A

See Asus Eee PC 900A.

Eee 901, 904, and 1000(H)

The 901, 904, and 1000(H) all seem to share much-of, if not all the same hardware. See ASUS Eee PC 901.

Eee 904HA

ASUS Eee PC 904HA

Eee T101MT

ASUS Eee PC T101MT

Eee 1000HE

ASUS Eee PC 1000HE

Eee 1001P

ASUS Eee PC 1001p

Eee 1001PX

ASUS Eee PC 1001px

Eee 1005HA(B)

ASUS Eee PC 1005HA

Eee 1005P(E)

ASUS Eee PC 1005P

Eee 1011PX

Some Fn keys might work out of the box but with recent kernels, you won't be able to turn wifi on or off unless you add acpi_osi=Linux to the kernel parameters.

Eee 1015B

ASUS Eee PC 1015b

Eee 1015 BX

Most seems to work 'out-of-the-box':

  • Wlan
  • Ethernet
  • Graphics (using the xf86-video-ati driver)
  • Webcam
  • Suspend-to-RAM (with acpi & acpid)
  • Cardreader
  • CPU Frequency Scaling (add 'eeepc-wmi ac battery button fan video' to MODULES array in '/etc/rc.conf')
  • TouchPad (using the xf86-input-synaptics driver)


My blacklist:

# /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
blacklist sp5100_tco

For sound at DE add this file to your HOME-directory:

#
# ~/.asoundrc
#

defaults.ctl.card 1
defaults.pcm.card 1
defaults.timer.card 1

For volume-control-buttons I use shortcuts with:

amixer -q -c 1 set Master 5+
amixer -q -c 1 set Master 5-
amixer -q -c 1 set Master toggle


Eee 1015 PE/PEM

Hardware

The Eee 1015 series laptops come with a 1024x600 LED display and a Dual Core Intel Atom processor (N550). They also have a Broadcom wireless card and an Atheros Ethernet port.

Here is the output of lspci:

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation N10 Family DMI Bridge (rev 02)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation N10 Family Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation N10 Family Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 02)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 1 (rev 02)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 2 (rev 02)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 4 (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
00:1d.3 USB controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev e2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation NM10 Family LPC Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH7 Family SATA Controller [AHCI mode] (rev 02)
01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR8132 Fast Ethernet (rev c0)
02:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller (rev 01)
Note: The wireless card uses the brcmsmac driver. Since linux 3.3.1 the brcmsmac driver depends on the bcma module and blacklisting is no longer required. See Broadcom wireless

Here is the output of lscpu:

Architecture:          x86_64
CPU op-mode(s):        32-bit, 64-bit
Byte Order:            Little Endian
CPU(s):                4
On-line CPU(s) list:   0-3
Thread(s) per core:    2
Core(s) per socket:    2
Socket(s):             1
NUMA node(s):          1
Vendor ID:             GenuineIntel
CPU family:            6
Model:                 28
Stepping:              10
CPU MHz:               1499.813
BogoMIPS:              3000.61
L1d cache:             24K
L1i cache:             32K
L2 cache:              512K
NUMA node0 CPU(s):     0-3

Installation

To install Arch on the Asus Eee 1015 series you need to use an external cd-rom drive or USB Installation Media.

The partition created by Asus on my 1015 PEM is as follows:

Number Start    End    Size   Type      File System   Flags
1      1049kb   107Gb  107Gb  primary   NTFS           
2      107Gb    123Gb  16.1Gb primary   fat32         hidden
3      123Gb    250Gb  127Gb  primary   NTFS          
4      250Gb    250Gb  21.2Gb primary   

Results may vary. The first partition was the Windows 7 installation. The second is the recovery partition with splashtop. Removing this second partition will cause the fast-start Linux to stop working. The third is Windows D:\ drive and the last one is the boot partition for Windows 7.

Due to the limitations of having 4 partitions per drive I installed arch on the first 107Gb partition and created a swap file instead of a partition as per Swap.

Eee 1015 PN

ASUS Eee PC 1015pn

Eee 1025C

ASUS Eee PC 1025c

Eee 1201T

ASUS Eee PC 1201T

Eee 1201N

ASUS Eee PC 1201N

Eee 1215N

ASUS Eee PC 1215N

Eee 1215B

Things that work out of the box: Wifi, Ethernet, Video (max resolution available with basic Xorg and xfce packages installed), Touchpad, Keyboard (Fn keys not working).

Things that need work: Audio, Fn keys, Power management.

Audio

With the xfce4 desktop environment audio doesn't work by default (didn't test with other de). To fix this, add the following lines in your ~/.asoundrc:

defaults.pcm.card 1
defaults.ctl.card 1

(Credit to Touko Korpela from the Debian mailing list)

Power Management

ACPI executes correctly and returns remaining battery life. Cpufreq doesn't seem to work, hence making it impossible for Jupiter ([1]) to manage the Super Hybrid Engine. However, from the Jupiter tray icon, screen orientation, resolution and touchpad can be toggled and modified.

By suggestion from the Debian mailing list, I tried loading "powernow-k8" with modprobe to get cpufreq working. This is apparently a bug in the driver detection mechanism of cpufreq, and should be reported upstream, I guess. After loading that module, cpufreq-info seems to work. Have not tried getting Jupiter to manage SHE yet after that.

Suspend and hibernate work OK, with one tiny bug: I can't seem to get the SD-card reader working after resuming from hibernate. After a reboot, it works fine.

USB 3.0 on battery

On battery devices plugged in to the usb 3.0 port were not recognized before the usb autosuspend power save feature was turned off. The problem is reported as a reset or a loss of power:

$ dmesg | tail
[ 3039.634343] usb usb1: root hub lost power or was reset
[ 3039.634397] usb usb3: root hub lost power or was reset
[ 3040.634459] usb usb1: root hub lost power or was reset
[ 3040.634514] usb usb3: root hub lost power or was reset

Autosuspend can be disabled globally by using the usbcore.autosuspend=-1 kernel parameter.

Disabling autosuspend only for the usb 3.0 port is possible by creating a specific udev rule. See udev#Writing udev rules for more information.

Information about the usb 3.0 device can be obtained with lsusb and udevadmn info. Below is a simple udev rule which disables autosuspend for all version 3.0 usb devices:

/etc/udev/rules.d/usb-power.rules
# Disable autosuspend for USB 3.0 port
SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ATTR{version}==" 3.00", ATTR{power/control}="on"