Wednesday, 22 October 2008

eebuntu and eeepc 1000

It was a bit annoying but got it working... finally.

1. download the new version of eebuntu from here the standard version (more linux looking than the other (although same applies there as well)

2. use an existing install of ubuntu or a VM to create the damn USB stick/bootable thingy following the "manual"

3. keep pressing escape to boot from the usb stick - install - be happy - boot the actual OS

4. realize that none of the nics work

5. download the new kernel and its modules

6. install them
sudo dpkg-i linux-image-2.6.24-21-eeepc_2.6.24-21.39eeepc1_i386.deb-ubuntu linux-modules-2.6.24-21-eeepc_2.6.24-21.30eeepc5_i386.deb

7. reboot and be happy!

8. realize that pressing Fn+F2 kills the laptop

9. download the alternative script

sudo mv eee-wifi-on-off.sh /etc/acpi
sudo chmod +x eee-wifi-on-off.sh

10. connect to the net and fix bluetooth
sudo apt-get install bluetooth bluez-gnome bluez-utils

11. for eee-pc related updates you can add the array repo by:
wget http://www.array.org/ubuntu/array.list
sudo mv -v array.list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/
wget http://www.array.org/ubuntu/array-apt-key.asc
sudo apt-key add array-apt-key.asc
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install linux-eeepc linux-headers-eeepc

12. Force avahi to shut up and stop creating aliased NICs

chmod -x /etc/init.d/avahi*

13.go get yourself a drink :) its not like you did something huge but at least you can enjoy your new laptop now :)

thanks for playing :)

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