Asus EEEpc 1000

Art Alexion art.alexion at gmail.com
Mon Jan 26 21:50:52 UTC 2009


I have to (fully) agree with Billie. I have configure about 6 eee
1000s with Ubuntu and with a few tweaks to fstab and enabling the
camera in the BIOS, everything works.

I do not install KDE for the same reason.



On 1/26/09, Billie Erin Walsh <bilwalsh at swbell.net> wrote:
> Jim wrote:
>> Derek Broughton wrote:
>>
>>> Jim wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>>> There's no need to "go back".  Start with whatever Ubuntu you can get,
>>>>> update the repositories to the current version, upgrade, and install
>>>>> kubuntu-desktop.  Done.  Don't boot to the newest kernel if it doesn't
>>>>> support the EEE.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>> I just gave up  and and installed eeeUbuntu and removed Gnome and
>>>> installed KDE, RaLink Wireless works fine in gnome but not KDE,
>>>>
>>>>
>>> In which case I'd just install nm-applet (the gnome front-end for Network
>>>
>>> manager) or wicd or anything else that works, but...
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>> kdenetwork won't let me enter a WEP key, If I check "Use Wireless
>>>> Security" and click on "Expert setting" button it won't go any further
>>>> to allow me to enter a WEP key.
>>>>
>>>>
>>> If you're only going to use WEP, then why even bother?  WEP is
>>> approximately
>>> equivalent to no security at all...
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>> So is wap and the other ones.
>>
>>
>
> Locks, passwords, etc. just keep honest people honest. If you want total
> computer security just turn it off, unplug it, and mash it with a _BIG_
> hammer. Effective but not very useful. Otherwise, just get over it.
> Remember, just because your paranoid doesn't mean they aren't out to get
> you.
>
> I left Gnome on my Eeebuntu 2.0. Not because I'm particularly fond of it
> but because it worked-right-out-of-the-box. Eeebuntu is specially
> optimized for the Eee. I thought about _adding_ KDE but haven't decided
> yet. I only have 12gig total "drive" space so ....
>
> My Gateway, Kubuntu 8.04/3.5.x /64, has no problem with connecting to
> "secure" networks. When I tell it to connect to a "secure" network
> KnetworkManage pops open a little box asking for the WEP key. Enter it
> and connected. I would expect it should act the same way on the Eee.
> Maybe some little whatsit got left out during the KDE install.
>
>
>
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