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louigi600
post May 25 2008, 11:48 AM
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I've been trying to download the full sources made avalible from ASUS .... it's been a no go
The best I can manage is get about 1Gb (of the 1.7Gb) and then the download freezes.

Anyone got a working link to the full sources used for eeepc ?
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TheWalt
post May 29 2008, 04:07 AM
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I had to use a download manager with resume capability. Took a while but eventually did finish. FYI
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louigi600
post May 29 2008, 07:03 AM
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I will try a few more times with wget (although when site supports resume generally firefox can handle it).

Well it's become nearly pointless as I've got almost everything working correctly with slackware ... actually I'd be intrested in seing exactly what version of the madwifi driver they are using ... as I've one that works but produces a lot of noise in the kernel ring buffer (and sometimes my eeepc does not shutdown correctly fter having used the integrted wlan).
I'd probbbly peep on how they dealt with few other things like the video card driver they used ... I got mynne from here (although the i810 driver did work correctly):
git-clone git://anongit.freedesktop.org/git/xorg/driver/xf86-video-intel

As soon as i get back home I'll update the eeePC part of my homepage with all the new stuff I did while in vacation.
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louigi600
post Jun 1 2008, 11:55 PM
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Still no go in getting the sources .... can anyone get me the sources used by ASUS for the wifi card ?

I did a little debugging on it and it appears that they are using a different hal but the hal module is GPL ... so I guess tht appart from the closed source stuff inside it they are using some sort of modified madwifi version.

I'd like to have a look at it to see if I can get it working any better on newer kernels (modules provided by asus are unusable on newer kernels).
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louigi600
post Jun 4 2008, 06:11 AM
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Since I've gotten wifi working correctly the full sources have become just a matter of principle.
As far as I'm concerned I will keep on attempting the source download just to check out that asus is not violtinng GPL.

Incidentally although I had previously tried out madwifi-nr-r3366+ar5007 I was unsuccessful on the first attempt becuse of the way the pciehp module was loaded.

modprobe pciehp pciehp_force=1

will load pciehp module in a way that will handle correctly the theros cardo onnce turned on trough the proc interfce.

The madwifi-nr-r3366+ar5007 driver works much better then the madwifi-ng-r2756+ar5007 which did work but at the cost of a lot of noise on the kernel ring buffer and instability upon module unload.

As I've said before I will update info on my homepage when i get back home.
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louigi600
post Jun 8 2008, 10:51 PM
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Ok .... as far as I'm concerned ASUS is still violating GPL as what I managed to download is broken:

root@testdas:~# tail -20 eeepcsource_get.log
1822700K .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... 99% 161.64 KB/s
1822750K .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... 99% 160.67 KB/s
1822800K .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... 99% 164.53 KB/s
1822850K .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... 99% 5.29 MB/s
1822900K .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... 99% 167.07 KB/s
1822950K .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... 99% 166.93 KB/s
1823000K .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... 99% 165.02 KB/s
1823050K .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... 99% 167.66 KB/s
1823100K .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... 99% 5.27 MB/s
1823150K .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... 99% 164.12 KB/s
1823200K .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... 99% 164.36 KB/s
1823250K .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... 99% 161.40 KB/s
1823300K .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... 99% 164.10 KB/s
1823350K .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... 99% 5.34 MB/s
1823400K .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... 99% 165.08 KB/s
1823450K .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... 99% 170.32 KB/s
1823500K .......... .......... ....... 100% 5.62 MB/s

19:16:52 (159.38 KB/s) - `EeePC701_071012.zip' saved [1867292084/1867292084]

root@testdas:~# ls -l EeePC701_071012.zip
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1867292084 2007-10-27 16:16 EeePC701_071012.zip
root@testdas:~# md5sum EeePC701_071012.zip
20f2a67d8574e5741442871cd6f521a6 EeePC701_071012.zip
root@testdas:~# unzip -t EeePC701_071012.zip
Archive: EeePC701_071012.zip
End-of-central-directory signature not found. Either this file is not
a zipfile, or it constitutes one disk of a multi-part archive. In the
latter case the central directory and zipfile comment will be found on
the last disk(s) of this archive.
unzip: cannot find zipfile directory in one of EeePC701_071012.zip or
EeePC701_071012.zip.zip, and cannot find EeePC701_071012.zip.ZIP, period



But there's nothing wrong with my unzip utility ....
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root@testdas:~# unzip -t smartstart-7.90-0\(2\).zip
Archive: smartstart-7.90-0(2).zip
testing: SS790.2007_0720.40.iso OK
testing: SS790.2007_0720.40.iso.md5sum OK
testing: README.txt OK
No errors detected in compressed data of smartstart-7.90-0(2).zip.
root@testdas:~# file EeePC701_071012.zip smartstart-7.90-0\(2\).zip
EeePC701_071012.zip: Zip archive data, at least v2.0 to extract
smartstart-7.90-0(2).zip: Zip archive data, at least v2.0 to extract
root@testdas:~#

And the same unzip tool did extract correctly some of the other zipped source archives downloaded from ASUS.
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