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> Any Eee Pc Owners Here?
post Mar 1 2008, 03:32 AM
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I suppose the very first topic here is asking how many forum members have an Eee PC.

I am currently using a black 701 running eeeXubuntu r3 (Gutsy 7.10) as my main gadget. smile.gif
Despite the apparently a bit dated hardware specs, I am very satisfied with its performaces, thanks to the fast SSD.
The keyboard is just enough for touchtyping. And I have no big problems working with the 7" screen (e.g. with Swiftfox fullscreen addons).
Compiz Fusion runs very smoothly and surprisingly takes very little overhead (10MB or so of RAM, i guess).
Recently I've bought the PCI BT-MicroEDR2 USB, the smallest bluetooth USB dongle available (Brando seems to be selling a similar product, but I am not veyr sure). I will use the USB port for the time being, until I am comfortable enough/i can find someone to add an extra USB usb inside the machine and attach the dongle to it.

Really looking forward to the first release of Debian/EeePC. It's actually working mostly OOTB now, but I still want to wait for the few fixes before I migrate to that. Then I can have both my C3200 and my 701 run the same full-fledged distro. wink.gif
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post Mar 1 2008, 01:23 PM
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I have a Black 701 dual booting Xandros (on the SSD) with eeeXubuntu r3 on a 16GB SDHC card. I have been able to get my Hauppage Nova-T digital tv stick to work on the Ubuntu side and my Archos PMA430 works nicely as a portable hard disk. I find the touch pad irritating, I do on all my laptops!!, so I carry a logitech trackball in the bag I use to carry the eeepc. I have found a lot of my Z accessories are quite useful with the eeepc.

The EEEuser.com site is very useful but there are a very large number of duplicate newbie posts, some of which are unbelievably naive! The wiki and the forum search are definitely the way to go there! rolleyes.gif

I seem to spend most time with the eeeXubuntu side of things and I have converted my other laptops to Xubuntu. I am thinking that the eeeXubuntu system might be better replaced by the Ubuntu or Xubuntu install with the tweaks for wifi etc which are documented on the EEEuser.com forums and wiki. Why? Well it appears that the eeeXubuntu originator has gone walkabout!

I have upgraded the ram to 1GB. free and top seem to show very little use of swap. I may get brave and think about some internal mods. The one that would be most tempting is the internal usb port. I could then put a large pendrive in and boot some variety of Ubuntu from that. This would free the external SD slot.

I have put a variant of dos on a pendrive and can boot into it. I'm considering putting UCSD pascal on that: just because I can!!


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