[kwlug-disc] Asus EEE

Bob Jonkman bjonkman at sobac.com
Thu Sep 17 08:52:07 EDT 2009


On Wed, 2009-09-16 at 21:46 -0700, Daniel Jolkowski wrote:

> I put some foil under the keyboard 

What does that do, aside from keeping out alien mind rays?

--Bob


On Wed, 2009-09-16 at 21:46 -0700, Daniel Jolkowski wrote:
> I bought the EEE 701 - non surf it has a webcam and a bigger SSD when
> they first came out.  
> I promptly wiped the default distro and threw Archlinux onto it.  They
> have a pretty strong community based around the asus eee and the
> custom kernel boots in 8 seconds or something ridiculous like that.
> It also covers the networking and custom keys and all that so you
> don't have to do much of anything beside boot this kernel.
>  
> I started to notice X crashing a lot with no real errors and firefox
> and other apps 'big' apps seg faulting.  I thought this was odd as I
> was generally using apps found in Xandros.  Reinstalled Xandros and
> its flakey as well.
>  
> I've never really figured out if this is my EEE, a bad stick or ram or
> Arch.  No one else on the list complains.  I put some foil under the
> keyboard and have /home and the firefox cache on a ramdisk and it
> helps but I still don't feel like its trustworthy.
>  
> Assuming its just my EEE and not Arch (mostly because no one else is
> complaining about the things I complain about) archlinux is really
> easy to install and the kernel is optimized for the hardware - and
> updatable via pacman so easy to maintain.
>  
> Daniel
> 
> --- On Wed, 9/16/09, Insurance Squared Inc.
> <gcooke at insurancesquared.com> wrote:
> 
>         
>         From: Insurance Squared Inc. <gcooke at insurancesquared.com>
>         Subject: [kwlug-disc] Asus EEE
>         To: "KWLUG discussion" <kwlug-disc at kwlug.org>
>         Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2009, 2:43 PM
>         
>         My Asus EEE 900A just came in (this is the one that Chris
>         posted to the list a few weeks ago).  And my wife loves it.
>         The simplified desktop system she's finding great - said it
>         was like the Mac's she's seen. So I've finally got another
>         linux convert :).
>         
>         Two questions for those on the list familiar with this
>         netbook.  First, is it a good idea to wipe out the distro that
>         came loaded and install something else (maybe save on some
>         space?).  Secondly,the machine came with a 4gig solid state
>         drive that's at like 90% capacity out of the box.  Can
>         you/would you upgrade that?  Or just drop a 16gig SD card into
>         it?
>         
>         Any other tips for setting one of these things up?
>         
>         g.
>         
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