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    jhansonxi
    Senior Member

  • jhansonxi
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    Is it the fault of Asus that Linux didn't work on it? How new are the components? Is it just a matter of waiting for new drivers to trickle down from the kernel and X.org teams?

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  • Kano
    Kanotix Developer

  • Kano
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    When you don't create a launchpad bug entry then this could happen. Did you create one? Usually U does nothing without... The used gfx chipset must be really old in theory so it could be only a small issue. Maybe intel gfx devs could tell you more.

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  • Zhick
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  • Zhick
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    Originally posted by VuDu View Post
    OMG... Ubuntu doesn't run out-of-the-box on this weird piece of hardware and you state that it "Fails With Linux"?

    I'm shocked with this "Linux is Ubuntu liveCDs" assumption!
    QFT
    Linux != Ubuntu

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  • kraftman
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  • kraftman
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    Originally posted by r1348 View Post
    Obviously, XP works on it because it comes with pre-installed drivers from the vendor.
    Try to install "vanilla XP" on it and... good luck!
    Yes, that's a point

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  • VuDu
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  • VuDu
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    OMG... Ubuntu doesn't run out-of-the-box on this weird piece of hardware and you state that it "Fails With Linux"?

    I'm shocked with this "Linux is Ubuntu liveCDs" assumption!
    VuDu
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    Last edited by VuDu; 17 March 2009, 03:31 PM. Reason: fixed "Ubuntu liveCDs are Linux" to "Linux is Ubuntu liveCDs"

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  • r1348
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  • r1348
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    Originally posted by kraftman View Post
    If even such old 'piece of software' like xp works on it it's triple e fault.
    Obviously, XP works on it because it comes with pre-installed drivers from the vendor.
    Try to install "vanilla XP" on it and... good luck!

    Point is that this test was made too early, in a month linux will be able to play it nicely even on the eeeBox.

    Also, might be worth trying Fedora 11 Beta due out in a few days, usually Fedora tracks upstream development more closely than Ubuntu.

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  • glock24
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  • glock24
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    "ASUS is among the few tier-one hardware vendors that understands Linux."

    Well, that's not what Asus tech support thinks, they'll just tell you Linux is not supported. I've seen lots of people complaining about Asus Laptop issued installing Linux, especially with AMD based ones, because of crappy ACPI code. Just take a look at Asus's own support forums, or head over notebookreview.com's forums.

    I own a F8Va, and I had a bad time getting Ubuntu to work on it. This thing did not work even with the VESA xorg driver, so a text-based install is a must with acpi=off as a kernel argument.

    It works pretty well now, after a couple BIOS updates, a custom 2.6.28.x kernel and the fglrx driver. The radeon, radeonhd or vesa drivers are still a no go.

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  • Ferdinand
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  • Ferdinand
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    Ubuntu 8.10 runs very well on the Eee PC and other Atom-powered devices.
    I bought an EEE 1000H laptop and both wifi-n and 100Mbit lan did not work with the current 8.04 or on the horizon 8.10. Only with the alpha's of 9.04 did they work.

    I have also seen more and more comments on Anandtech that complain that computer company's are using atom in the wrong devices and in this case I agree. The only reasons to use atom is low power and cost(because atom is cheaper to make). But this device is always plugged in and has room to spare for a nice big heatsink. So why go atom? Wouldn't a nice AMD platform with a Radeon3300 and their low power athlon with a big passive heatsink be much better?

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  • kraftman
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  • kraftman
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    Originally posted by RealNC View Post
    "The ASUS Eee Top ET1602 is a mighty fine piece of hardware at an exceptional value, but it does not know how to play with Linux"

    Isn't it usually the other way around? Like "Linux does not know how to play well with it" :P
    If even such old 'piece of software' like xp works on it it's triple e fault.

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  • RealNC
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  • RealNC
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    "The ASUS Eee Top ET1602 is a mighty fine piece of hardware at an exceptional value, but it does not know how to play with Linux"

    Isn't it usually the other way around? Like "Linux does not know how to play well with it" :P

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