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Revision as of 12:44, 3 December 2009

Please Finish this article

The EEE has been out for quite some time now. Please finalize this entry and get it up to date. It remains too long and somewhat convoluted. Thanks for your efforts. Misfit138 17:10, 11 September 2008 (EDT)

Changes to the article

I have made quite a radical changes to the article. Please provided your feedback and comment. Also, please correct any mistakes, weather it is technical or grammatical, that you have found on the article.

The article need a lot of input from people who use filoktetes kernel26eee. So if you use filoktetes kernel, please contribute.

I would like to thanks all people who have contributed on this article, to whom without which I wouldn't have gotten this far. Thanks guys! You guys rock! :)

Isn't the filoktetes kernel26eee removed from all repos? I think the article needs some heavy editing in the kernel / kernel modules installation part. Ighea 14:58, 21 March 2008 (EDT)

Journaling FS and Temp FS for logs

It should be noted that the Eee 901 uses ext3 by default for the /home partition. A lot of the "don't use a journaling FS" FUD relates to the early days of solid state devices before hardware level wear-leveling was introduced. this eeeuser.com article looks into the matter in more detail.

Also see this article: http://www.storagesearch.com/ssdmyths-endurance.html

Perhaps there should at least be a footnote to the warning not to use a journaling FS and to create the logs partition as a tempfs, with pointers to these articles and a brief mention that SSD flash cards have improved.


WiFi works very well with http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=17392 No need to patch anymore!

Info about SSD

I have added some info regarding SSD and avoiding pitfalls. I know this document is for the standard eee pc, however as all other eee users also must follow this guide, I thought it would be nice to remark the difference of SSD and standard HD.

More info about SSD, please!

How do I as a user see what is SSD and what isn't?

AFAIU I need a swap partition in order to have hibernation support. What are my options for this?

Keyboard problem

I have an asus eee 701, and I've used this wiki article many times in the past to set up my laptop using the stock kernel, always with good results.

However this last week I reformatted and started over from scratch, upgrading everything to the newest version, and for some reason my keyboard isn't working at all in Xorg. I tried a second time and once again the mouse and video worked great, but keyboard wouldn't respond at all.

Has there been a change to xorg which would make this xorg.conf keyboard configurations no longer work?

Also, I have to remove the 'RgbPath "/usr/share/X11/rgb"' line from xorg.conf. Is there a missing step to install this?

UPDATE to the above questions:

I had to add this to my xorg.conf to get the keyboard working

Section "ServerFlags"
   Option "AutoAddDevices" "False"

As for the RgbPath I just commented that out.

UPDATE to the answer to the above questions:

Thanks, that worked great. I added the AutoAddDevices false to the article's xorg.conf. Is there any reason why this shouldn't be in by default?

Suspend to RAM

There's no mention of suspending in this article. Do I need to do something special to get it working with the hotkey? /etc/acpi/eee.conf says that it will run /etc/acpi/suspend2ram.sh when the lid is closed, but it doesn't. The script itself works. The hotkey doesn't, but then again none of the other hotkeys work. The eee daemon is running. Maybe I'm overlooking something. AntiNeo 11:18, 2 January 2009 (EST)

Generic ACPI script package

I created a package to unify ACPI events handling in all models. It is inspired from all other different packages. Its name is acpi-eeepc-generic and you can find it on AUR.

Actually it should work on these models: 700, 701, 900, 900A, 901, 904HD, S101, 1000, 1000H and 1000HD. Can somebody with one of these test it on their machine? I only own a 1000 but it works flawlessly here. Please test and report here, directly to me, on the AUR page or on the 1000 wiki entry. Thank you! :) --big_gie 12:30, 21 January 2009 (EDT)

Wifi configuration

Please, will you detail the wifi configuration details: in rc.conf, modules loaded, daemons setting, network settings; if you use netcfg, and how you confgured it; settings of wpa_supplicant.conf. The module used: ath_pci, ath5k, madwifi... ? I had installed archlinux a few days ago, and I cannont have wifi: no IP is given to wlan0, and then, no wifi!