Talk:ASUS Eee PC 701

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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 article looks into the matter in more detail.

Also see this article:

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 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.

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.