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> Alternative Distros, What other distro are you using?
post Mar 7 2008, 01:46 PM
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cool.gif I very quickly installed the advanced desktop mode to my eeepc, using the advice on the Eeeuser.com forums and wiki.

It wasn't long before I invested in a 16GB SDHC card and dual booted eeeXubuntu. I was quite happy with that and had it working quite nicely.

However the originator of the eeexubuntu project has gone missing. Perhaps he ran away from all the demands for help from the dozier inhabitants of that forum! rolleyes.gif

So I'm just trying to put xubuntu on and trying to follow the suggestions on those forums and that wiki.

So what other distros are people using or experimenting with?

Any tips, suggestions are more than welcome. There are so many duplicate threads over at Eeeuser.com that it is quite hard to find the genuine article. wink.gif


I have a xubuntu dual boot working. After the xubuntu install I used the scripts from the ubuntu eee wiki and it seems to sort out the hardware issues, in particular the wifi drivers. The suggested webcam application seems a bit problematical. blink.gif

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post Apr 6 2008, 12:33 AM
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I've spent the past week setting up Debian + KDE on my eeepc and now it's working beautifully (apart from some suspend/hibernate problems - which I believe can be sorted since they were working ok when I did a test installation previously).

The impetus to install Debian was because of the recent availability in HK of those mini/nano usb-bluetooth dongles. I had been looking in vain for those in HK for ages and when I was over in the UK at Christmas I was tempted to buy one for around 18 but decided it was too expensive. But now within the last 2 weeks there are at least 3 different models available in HK, ranging in price from HK$45 to $130, so I bought one of each of the 2 cheaper ones.

So now I can take my eeepc out and get online anywhere via bluetooth dun and my phone. I never did get bluetooth working under Asus Xandros.
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tux   Alternative Distros   Mar 7 2008, 01:46 PM
ZDevil   Actually I am looking forward to Debian/Eeepc: htt...   Mar 8 2008, 03:50 AM
tux   QUOTE(ZDevil @ Mar 8 2008, 11:50 AM) Actu...   Mar 8 2008, 08:38 AM
Tom61   I just have Ubuntu 7.10 on the SDHC with the scrip...   Mar 8 2008, 04:59 PM
tux   I tried Debian and made a mess of it! I was tr...   Mar 18 2008, 11:09 AM
ZDevil   Hmm. It looks like the Debian/Eee PC installer is ...   Apr 3 2008, 12:01 PM
ZDevil   Just got Debian lenny/sid up and running. Installa...   Apr 3 2008, 04:35 PM
tux   Just in the process of putting Debian onto a spare...   Apr 4 2008, 11:31 AM
desertrat   I've spent the past week setting up Debian + K...   Apr 6 2008, 12:33 AM
tux   I gave up on the Debian after the last two tries s...   Apr 6 2008, 12:42 AM
ZDevil   QUOTE(tux @ Apr 6 2008, 10:42 AM) I gave...   Apr 6 2008, 09:58 AM
tux   QUOTE(ZDevil @ Apr 6 2008, 06:58 PM) Why ...   Apr 27 2008, 01:22 AM
louigi600   I just got one of those things .... not sure if th...   May 4 2008, 12:54 PM
tux   Try looking at this forum, Eeeuser forums and Wiki...   May 4 2008, 03:55 PM
louigi600   Hum did not have a look at the wiki .... but I...   May 5 2008, 08:33 AM
louigi600   Ok I installed slackware 12 on SD and I can load t...   May 5 2008, 10:54 AM
louigi600   I was having some trouble with slackware 12's ...   May 8 2008, 01:14 AM
louigi600   For those who like Slackwre there ale other altern...   Jun 4 2008, 06:32 AM
scottlfa   Just got an E, its running Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Now, ...   Sep 13 2008, 07:10 PM
Tom61   Oh yeah, if anyone wants a works straight out of t...   Sep 14 2008, 07:41 PM
scottlfa   Found Ubuntu to be pretty easy to set up with a sc...   Sep 15 2008, 08:06 AM
scottlfa   lol - switched to pclinuxos (the one fluxflux modi...   Sep 16 2008, 04:32 PM
ppyo   I got a 4G EeePC, plain vanilla Xandros distributi...   Sep 26 2008, 12:54 PM
tux   Just finished installing Ubuntu 8.10 aka Intrepid ...   Nov 11 2008, 12:42 PM
beckerb   Hi! After trying eeeBuntu NBR, I am right now...   Nov 11 2008, 03:06 PM
jfv   I have a 2G surf. I left the Xandros on the SSD be...   Nov 11 2008, 06:48 PM
Tom61   A recommendation when installing another distro to...   Nov 14 2008, 12:48 PM

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