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  • #16
    Well I have got my own distro, of course i try to provide best hw support. But for that i need more infos than just something like it does not work, that helps nobody.

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    • #17
      Ubuntu 9.04 will not likely ship with the Intel 2.7 driver, which means Eee Top customers would need to go through these added steps at least until later this year when Ubuntu 9.10 is introduced.
      If only simple fixes needs to be picked from the 2.7 branch, it is still possible that support can be added to Ubuntu 9.04. But as someone already said, this will not happen without a bug report being filed.

      BTW, there are Jaunty builds of the -intel master branch (pretty similar to the 2.7 branch at this point) at https://launchpad.net/~xorg-edgers/+archive/ppa which should work and hopefully make those "added steps" easier.

      A useful resource for Ubuntu 8.10: http://www.eeepc.it/en/guida-install...-eee-top-1602/
      Last edited by tormod; 03-22-2009, 08:01 PM. Reason: add link

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      • #18
        How did you build em? I needed a little build fix linux-libc-dev 2.6.28, because one line is not defined there (only in 2.6.29).

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Kano View Post
          How did you build em? I needed a little build fix linux-libc-dev 2.6.28, because one line is not defined there (only in 2.6.29).
          Any additions to the Debian packaging is documented in the changelog. They were built against a libdrm-dev from the same PPA, but check the build log see exactly which version.

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          • #20
            you can bet that any other distro released recently, wether linpus, opensuse or fedora will faill on that box, drivers need to be written/updated, it just says it doesnt work out of the box....

            Windows never does, why do people seem to expect linux to work straight away and all drivers to work seemlessly?

            For one i don't really see it as a failure, the only thing that seems to fail is the touchscreen, and the fact there is some input seems to mean the driver needs work, but that it does exist, which is always good.

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            • #21
              From the link I posted and other Google hits, it seems like the touchscreen actually works fine, with the evtouch driver. So basically everything works in Linux, but as with many computers there is a little bit of fiddling or configuration after installing a given distribution.

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