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How to install Arch Linux on the Asus Eee PC 1001px.
The same model was sold in Europe under the name Eee PC R101.
The Intel Atom 450N supports x86_64-instructions and 64bit-Arch runs perfectly fine.
To boot from an USB stick it is necessary to deactivate the "Boot Booster"-option in the BIOS or otherwise the Asus seems to skip all detection scans and will just boot from harddisk. Press F2 repeatedly during the fortunately short POST to enter the BIOS. Deactivate "Boot Booster" and select your USB stick as the first HDD in the HDD list. (The "Removable Device" in the main boot devices list is something different.)
When partitioning you may want to keep the EFI-partition (usually the last, smallest partition). It allows to use the "Boot Booster"-Feature and to jump over certain tests before booting. Do not panic however if you deleted it, the partition may be restored. Look on the eeePC-Forum for it.
Laptop Mode Tools & powersaving
The powersaving-mechanisms provided by Laptop Mode Tools seem to work.
Standby (Suspend-to-ram) works perfectly fine with hotkey. Hibernate (Suspend-to-disk) was not tested.
Spinning down the harddrive works.
Adjusting the brightness of the display works with hotkeys after adding the following to your kernel-boot-options
To adjust the brightness from the command line, you can write values 0 to 10 (inclusive) to
In some cases this causes problems and erratic brightness adjustment when using hotkeys. Using the kernel-boot-option
alone seems to fix that.
Personal Remark: The overall endurance seems good. While I never actually reached the promised 10h, 8h-9h are possible with dimmed display, 4h while really working with it. The power-saving-support is probably not worse than on Windows.
Another edit: I recommend getting
See also Intel.
Wireless is fully supported by
ath9k module in all three modes of operation (b/g/n).
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Pineview DMI Bridge 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Pineview Integrated Graphics Controller 00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Pineview Integrated Graphics Controller 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev 02) 00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 02) 00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 02) 00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 4 (rev 02) 00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02) 00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02) 00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02) 00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02) 00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 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 Tigerpoint LPC Controller (rev 02) 00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 82801GR/GH (ICH7 Family) SATA AHCI Controller (rev 02) 00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 02) 01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Atheros AR8132 / L1c Gigabit Ethernet Adapter (rev c0) 02:00.0 Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)
Bus 005 Device 002: ID 0b05:1788 ASUSTek Computer, Inc. Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub Bus 001 Device 002: ID 13d3:5119 IMC Networks Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub