Open Solaris on the EeePC 701 4G
By David Askirk on Mar 29, 2009
To get OpenSolaris to work on the EeePC 701 4G is here some steps:
1. Install OpenSolaris 2008.11
Easy step :-) I used an external CD-ROM driver over USB to boot from. It might be needed to change boot order in bios. I installed to the SSD.
2. Get wireless working
Read http://wiki.genunix.org/wiki/index.php/EeePC which present the way to get wireless working. If you want to connect to a hidden wireless wpa2 secure network read here: http://blogs.sun.com/lubos/entry/joining_a_hidden_wpa2_secured
You need to remove the old SUNWatheros like this:
pfexec pkg uninstall SUNWatheros
and install the new with:
pfexec pkg-add -d SUNWatheros
pfexec update_drv -a -i '"pci168c,1c"' ath
pfexec devfsadm -i ath
3. Remove unneeded software (This step is not needed, unless you want something else than the standard install of software on the PC)
just use pfexec pkg uninstall <package> I removed evolution and some other things
4. Get wired working
I could not get it to work :-( http://wiki.genunix.org/wiki/index.php/EeePC demostrate a way to get it to work...
5. Install extra software
I installed j6jdk and openoffice3
The page: http://www.storyq.net/boxes/2813 mention something that do not work, and shows how to get a 3g modem to work on open solaris.