ASUS Eee PC 1201NL

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Device Status Modules
Nvidia GeForce 9400M Working nvidia
Ethernet Working atl1e
Wireless Working rtl8192se
Audio Working snd_hda_intel
Camera Working
Card Reader Working
Function Keys Working acpi-eeepc-generic
Suspend2RAM Working pm-utils
Hibernate Working uswsusp-git
Multi-input touchpad Only emulation

Netbook works flawlessly with Arch Linux (if you encounter freezes see Troubleshooting below).

HDD important issue

See Laptop#Hard drive spin down problem.


See either NVIDIA for the proprietary driver or Nouveau for the open-source driver.


There is native support from 3.0 kernel version with rtl8192se module.

ACPI Functions

In order to use the function keys and extend battery life, you can set up the ACPI Driver, then install and configure the tools below.

The driver for the ACPI functions of the 1201N is called eeepc_laptop. It is part of the mainline kernel, so all that needs to be done is to load the module:

modprobe eeepc_laptop

If the command fails with such error message:

FATAL: Error inserting eeepc_laptop (/lib/modules/2.6.32-ARCH/kernel/drivers/platform/x86/eeepc-laptop.ko): No such device

you need to add acpi_osi=Linux to kernel parameters in your bootloader configuration.

Function Keys

You must have acpid installed to use the Function keys.

After installing acpid, you will have to add it to your DAEMONS array in rc.conf.

Then, you need to install acpi-eeepc-genericAUR package from AUR and edit file /etc/conf.d/acpi-eeepc-generic.conf:


Comment out EEEPC_CONF_DONE option:


If you are using linux drivers for wifi you should also edit the WIFI_DRIVERS array:


Otherwise the wifi toggle button won't work.

Afterward, you must restart acipd:

/etc/rc.d/acpid restart

Power management

See Power management and Suspend and hibernate.


Machine does not resume after suspend2ram

You have to unload r8192se_pci module right before suspending. See Suspend2RAM section of this article for details.

After suspending the machine immediately resumes

You have to unload usb module(s) before suspending. See Suspend2RAM section of this article for details.


1366x768 in console with NVIDIA proprietary driver

Load kernel with parameter acpi_osi=Linux


Load kernel with parameters acpi_osi=Linux vga=0x034d