Eee PC With Ubuntu And Orca
By user12607856 on Jun 09, 2008
I got an Eee PC for my birthday; one of those with 1GB on memory and 8GB of "solid state" disk. I played around with the kiosk-mode Linux that came with it. I know you can fairly easily get out of that mode, but as I really didn't want to learn yet another version of Linux, I decided to install Ubuntu Hardy on it.
$ sudo lilo -M /dev/sdd
at the end just to be safe.
There's still some problems:
- Battery Monitor: "Battery may be broken: Your battery has a very low capacity (1%) which ..."
- Wireless connection not working.
- Microphone not working.
- SD card reader not working.
- Webcam not working.
but I'll leave them for another day. Hopefully this page should be a great help in fixing some of them.
For now, I've just hooked up the Eee to an external monitor, USB keyboard and mouse. I'm using a wired network connection and I've plugged in a nice set of speakers. I've also installed all the updates from the network repositories to get this up to GNOME 2.22.2.
The potential here is that it's running on such a nice small portable machine though.