Re: Asus eeePC
- From: Duncan Kennedy <obg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 16 Mar 2008 13:53:41 +0000
In message <fri5m4$ifn$4@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Paul J Gans <gans@xxxxxxxxx> writes
limestone-cowboy <limestone-cowboy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:Indeed - I found the ASUS implementation of Xandros very well integrated with the hardware. As you say, no problems with getting it onto a mixed Linux and XP LAN and my T-Mobile modem was made to work very easily. Haven't tried the installed Skype.Paul J Gans wrote:Has anyone attempted to get openSUSE (or a cut-down version
of it) working on the Asus eeePC?
CLASSIC quote from UK PCWorld employes
"that £229 eepc only does web browsing"
12:45hr, Team Valley, Gateshead
just as I typed a spreadsheet and word document ;-)
Yeah. I've used the default install to (a) web browse,
(b) move files among three different machines, (c) read
mail on two different machines, (d) read newsgroups, (e)
create a document, (f) listen to internet radio, (g) watch
a small downloaded 1 minute film, etc, etc.
Too bad the machine isn't useful.
I did have problems with a dial up modem 'though my *wireless dial-up modem works perfectly and I've given up Bluetooth modem and phone access 'though others have been successful
You can get to the installed KDE GUI and get rid of the "kiddie" tabbed interface quite easily from the wiki:
(I noticed a UK MicroMart Linux writer seeming to suggest to a questioner a rather complex way of moving files to and from a USB stick using the command line. - I didn't have to go that way. The file manager even automatically lets me see the T-Mobile modem's file storage if I forget to stop it!).
The snags with eeeXubuntu - and my reason for hoping, eventually, to get SUSE onto my external drives without having to use the installed Grub - seem to come from the choice of the Xfce interface as it was produced for installation on a limited drive space with limited disk access (solid state with a finite number of disk accesses) and the default Thunar file manager which simply doesn't access networks without messing about with fuse, which works on one of my drives and not the other - work in progress.
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