OpenSolaris, Asus Eee PC and CZOSUG #26
By lr on Jun 27, 2008
I have an opportunity to use Asus Eee PC 4G Surf (the green one ) on which I managed to install OpenSolaris 2008.05 operating system. The installation went well, except a known bug with kb8042 driver. The workaround is quite easy, just start the kernel with -v parameter (the timing problem with initialization of the keyboard will go away). To make WiFi work I downloaded and installed a driver for Atheros WiFi card (an updated HAL is needed).
This machine is extremely cool because it's keyboard size is just about right for my fingers to be able to do some work while it is really lightweight (920 grams), so it is very convenient to carry it. Here are pictures of the Asus Eee PC running OpenSolaris and me using it at OSDevCon 2008 (thanks to Jim Grisanzio for taking this picture).
|On May 28th I presented at CZOSUG meeting about OpenSolaris 2008.05 operating system, so my choice for a laptop to use for the presentation was quite obvious .|