Ordered an Eeee PC 901, need advice
Posted 01 May 2009 - 06:48 PM
Posted 01 May 2009 - 07:36 PM
Just ordered my Eeee PC 901. I could only get it with Windows, but I plan to wipe that and put on Ubuntu. Shouls I go with normal 9.04, or is the Netbook remix worth it?
Isn't Backtrack 4 Unbuntu-based now? Use that.
Or ask around on forums.eeeuser.com
And check out the hardware mod forum. It's electronic pron. Hmm barebone usb hub internal mods...
Posted 01 May 2009 - 08:20 PM
Tell me how the wireless works with 9.04. I had problems with 8.10.
Posted 01 May 2009 - 11:04 PM
Thanks for all the good info on your site too.
Posted 02 May 2009 - 06:35 AM
Posted 02 May 2009 - 09:17 AM
Posted 02 May 2009 - 11:10 AM
Posted 02 May 2009 - 04:27 PM
Yeah, one of the reasons I did not get a Dell a90 is because it had a Broadcom chipset. My Eee PC 901 should have an RaLink as I understand it.
Yea, but the a90 costs half of the 901. $199 directly from Dell. And they both can come with linux, and both have normal looking touchpads (I HATE those buttons on the side ones. So crappy)
Posted 02 May 2009 - 04:37 PM
Posted 03 May 2009 - 10:48 AM
Edited by Spyril, 03 May 2009 - 10:48 AM.
Posted 03 May 2009 - 10:55 AM
The Netbook Remix has better hardware support for the Eee than vanilla Ubuntu, plus it's been compiled with optimizations for the Atom. Why not install it; you can always remove the "watered-down interface" and use regular GNOME.
Thanks, I'll give that a shot. Maybe the custom kernel for the atom will squeeze out more battery life.
Posted 03 May 2009 - 08:34 PM
Posted 04 May 2009 - 03:18 AM
Posted 04 May 2009 - 09:52 AM
But everything does work outta box 99% tested for the hardware (all Fn+options cept wireless on/off) cpu throttling etc.. but the main factor was for me since dell's dont have fans internally was heat going from i386 to lpia was an easy 15degree lower and battery life seems greater.
Posted 05 May 2009 - 10:24 AM
None that I can see as of yet, and i've gone thru both distros since 8.04 (back and forth) theres a big repository for lpia and anything you dont see can convert the .deb's over pretty easy. I just have the standard stuff on mine (kismet etc.)
I agree, I haven't found many packages that didn't exist in the lpia repositories except for a few oddball things that weren't in any repository. While I didn't see as dramatic of a heat\performance issue on my netbook, there was a noticeable difference in performance going from an i386 based release to lpia.
BTW, if you need to install a regular i386 package, you actually don't have to convert it, you just need to:
dpkg -i --force-architecture some-i386.deb
Edited by mecca_, 05 May 2009 - 10:27 AM.
Posted 14 May 2009 - 12:12 PM
Posted 18 May 2009 - 10:20 PM
have 904 so screwed and have to use eeeubuntu which is slower than xp, updated to 9.04 ubuntu i think.. have weird problem with sound so going to bug asus and see if i can get a xandros disk, dont have the weird static issue its just super quiet have to turn volume to max to hear it be like 1/7th the volume of windows was..
edit: using ext4 instead of ext3 to increase speed? jw didn't feel like reading as i dont have ssd.
Edited by dinscurge, 18 May 2009 - 10:21 PM.
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