ASUS Eee PC 1005P

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The ASUS Eee PC 1005P is a 10.1" laptop with an Intel Atom N450 processor.

This article describes both the 1005P and the 1005PE, since the only difference of the 1005PE is wlan n and a bigger harddrive.


  1. Installing from USB: according to the article on installing from USB, the standard ISO images can be used for this (beginning with release 2010.05).
  2. Installing via PXE works well. It requires another computer to use as PXE host, and some configuration.


Nothing to need to be done. If you have append acpi_osi=Linux to your kernel parameters before, please remove it. Or the touchpad may not work in KDE (although it works in KDM and Gnome) and the touchpad activation key [Fn]-[F3] has no effect at all.


Video Driver

Install xf86-video-intel.

Device Autodetection

Everything works out of the box.

Graphic Performance

The default graphic performance is the best you can currently get. It is not needed to add "optimizations" like "AccelMethod" "exa" to your xorg.conf, because these will get ignored by the current version of the Intel drivers anyway. The only thing you can add is XvMC Hardware decoding support, which allows your Intel graphics adapter to decode MPEG2 video material. To do this and set XvMC, here is a minimal xorg.conf:

 Section "Device"
     Identifier "Card0"
     Driver "intel"
     Option "XvMC" "on"

More is not needed in your xorg.conf, since Xorg uses input hotplugging.

To let X know where the XvMC library is, run:

 # echo /usr/lib/ > /etc/X11/XvMCConfig


Install xf86-input-synaptics (see Touchpad Synaptics). To enable Two Finger Scrolling and to disable Edge Scrolling, add this to your /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-synaptics.conf inside the InputClass Section:

 Option "VertTwoFingerScroll" "true"
 Option "HorizTwoFingerScroll" "true"
 Option "EmulateTwoFingerMinZ" "10"
 Option "EmulateTwoFingerMinW" "7"
 Option "VertEdgeScroll" "false"
 Option "HorizEdgeScroll" "false"


For a nice GUI tool, you can try lxrandr.

Switch to external monitor (VGA port):

xrandr --output LVDS1 --off --output VGA1 --auto

Switch back to eeepc's LCD:

xrandr --output LVDS1 --auto --output VGA1 --off

Powersaving and ACPI

Your best bet is to disable all hardware you do not intend to use (to access the BIOS settings, press F2 after rebooting).

See power saving for details.


Laptop-mode-tools provides an easy way to setup most of the available power saving options, which include spinning down the hard drive and adjusting the power saving modes of the harddrive and CPU, as well as autosuspending the USB-ports, setting screen brightness, configuring the eee's own 'Super Hybrid Engine', etc.


Some work out of the box.