[kwlug-disc] Asus EEE

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Thu Sep 17 21:36:39 EDT 2009


And according to the website, makes the keyboard more responsive. 
Something about sufficient space between keyboard and guts that the 
keyboard itself has a certain amount of flex in it. Filling up the 
space with foil gives a firmer, more responsive, base to the keyboard.

	And, as noted, can bring the temperature down a number of degrees.

So says the web pages that follow the link Daniel gave.


Myself, I just want to know if Daniel had enough scrap out of his 
effort to line his hat. Waste not, want not?

Daniel Jolkowski wrote, On 09/17/2009 7:27 PM:
> It uses a thin piece of tin under the keyboard as a heatsink...  the 
> tinfoil made it better.
> Daniel
> 
> 
> --- On *Thu, 9/17/09, Bob Jonkman /<bjonkman at sobac.com>/* wrote:
> 
> 
>     From: Bob Jonkman <bjonkman at sobac.com>
>     Subject: Re: [kwlug-disc] Asus EEE
>     To: "KWLUG discussion" <kwlug-disc at kwlug.org>
>     Date: Thursday, September 17, 2009, 12:52 PM
> 
>     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



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