ASUS Eee PC 1025c

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Warning: I am learning linux with arch and my Eee PC. So my solutions may be not the best.


You have to use an i686 boot ISO even though the Intel ARK says that the computer's CPU supports Intel 64. If you're using the dual-architecture ISO (which is downloaded by default), then the ISO will auto-detect it as i686.

The BIOS doesn't seem to support EFI boot on an ArchISO USB stick, even though it detects it as a UEFI bootable medium. Install with a BIOS bootloader unless you know what you're doing. If you are able to boot in UEFI mode, then please add a tutorial.



You have to change the video driver. If the HDMI cable is plugged in on boot it is enabled automatically. If it is plugged in after boot you can use xrandr to enable the second monitor:

# xrandr --output DVI-0 --auto


You need to know the number of your sound card and the the number of HDMI device:

aplay -l
 **** Liste der Hardware-Geräte (PLAYBACK) ****
Karte 0: Intel [HDA Intel], Gerät 0: ALC269VB Analog [ALC269VB Analog]
  Sub-Geräte: 1/1
  Sub-Gerät #0: subdevice #0
Karte 0: Intel [HDA Intel], Gerät 3: HDMI 0 [HDMI 0]
  Sub-Geräte: 1/1
  Sub-Gerät #0: subdevice #0


In /usr/shared/alsa/alsa.conf search the lines

default.pcm.card 0
default.pcm.device 0

If you change the numbers to your card and device (in my case card is 0 and device is 3) and reboot the audio output switches to HDMI.

User specific

do this and reboot


The audio device can also be configured with /etc/asound.conf So you can create a script that links asound.conf to a configuration depending on the hdmi cable plugged in or not: (for some reason my HDMI device is listed as DVI)
#! /bin/bash
hdmi_status="$(cat /sys/class/drm/card0-DVI-D-1/status)"
ln -f "/etc/alsa/hdmi_$hdmi_status" /etc/alsa/asound.conf
alsactl restore

Configuration files:

pcm.!default {
      type hw
      card 0
      device 3 
pcm.!default {
      type hw
      card 0
      device 0 

Create a symbolic link to /etc/asound.conf

ln -s /etc/alsa/asound.conf /etc/asound.conf

If the user is allowed to run the script and is also allowed to change files in /etc/alsa folder you can bind that script to a key :D If you also want to change to monitor read this.

Mono Issues

Maybe you want hear some MP3 files in stereo format and you'll noted some voices or instruments who are missed. The solution is change some settings to play all sounds in mono format. So only using the Alsa you have to create a file called .asoundrc (if you have this file, so make a backup for safety) and put this content below:

pcm.card0 {
  type hw
  card 0

ctl.card0 {
  type hw
  card 0

pcm.monocard {
  slave.pcm card0
  slave.channels 2
#  type plug
  type route
  ttable {
   # Copy both input channels to output channel 0 (Left). 
    0.0 1
    1.0 1
   # Send nothing to output channel 1 (Right). 
    0.1 0
    1.1 0

ctl.monocard {
  type hw
  card 0

pcm.!default monocard

Save on your home directory and restart Alsa or your Desktop Manager Session.

Mono on PulseAudio

To put in mono in a PulseAudio system. Run on terminal:

 $ pacmd list-sinks | grep name | head -n1 

To get the master device name. The output of command will look like this:

 name: <alsa_output.pci-0000_00_1b.0.analog-stereo>

Put device name (alsa_output.pci-0000_00_1b.0.analog-stereo) in field 'master' of the command above:

 $ pacmd load-module module-remap-sink sink_name=mono master=alsa_output.pci-0000_00_1b.0.analog-stereo channels=2 channel_map=front-right,mono

Warning: The device name can be different, so take attention!

So this command just will work if PulseAudio is already started.

To make this permanent, (as root) put the argument of pacmd command on last line of file /etc/pulse/

 # echo "load-module module-remap-sink sink_name=mono master=alsa_output.pci-0000_00_1b.0.analog-stereo channels=2 channel_map=front-right,mono" >> /etc/pulse/

Warning: Be sure, of don't run an audio application with this configuration above (Maybe mpg123 to start a sound theme in a session of Xfce) before PulseAudio starts, in a session. It's probably the PulseAudio will not working.

And after, reboot your machine and every session startup, this will work.

Screen Brightness


Setting brightness in /sys/class/backlight/acpi_video0/ with the scripts for acpid change the values of the files brightness and actual_brightness but do not have any effect on current screen brightness.

Set the following as kernel parameters in your bootloader

acpi_osi=Linux acpi_backlight=vendor

To make this permant see here

FN Keys

Now there is a folder eeepc-wmi in /sys/class/backlight and the scripts need to be updated

  echo $(($(cat $bl_device)+1)) >$bl_device
  echo $(($(cat $bl_device)-1)) >$bl_device

The scripts change the screen brightness everytime I run them. Unfortunately the acpi events for brightnessup and brightnessdown are not available anymore although the brightnessup key sets brightness to maximum and the brightnessdown key sets the brightness to max_brightness-1 :( (do not now where this happens) --> this may help

When using the Enlightenment 17 window manager, the brightness keys will work without any additional configuration and the backlight can be adjusted using the built-in backlight widget.

AC plug / unplug

        case "$2" in
                case "$4" in
                        logger 'AC unpluged'
                        echo $(($(cat /sys/class/backlight/eeepc-wmi/max_brightness)/2)) > /sys/class/backlight/eeepc-wmi/brightness
                        logger 'AC pluged'
                        echo $(($(cat /sys/class/backlight/eeepc-wmi/max_brightness)-1)) > /sys/class/backlight/eeepc-wmi/brightness
                logger "AC Adapter ACPI action undefined: $2"