QUOTE(Snappy @ Apr 7 2008, 02:33 PM)
tux, I was gonna ask u about the distro u are running off your SDHC, but saw that you are using Ubuntu. So how is the hw compat for ubuntu on eeepc? All hw working? ACPI? Cold/warm Boot time? Video res, rotation etc?
... you do have quite a list of devices!
I used the scripts from the ubuntu-eee wiki and apart from the over clocking thing, everything seems to work fine. As far as I can work out, I need to use a patched kernel for the over clocking to work.
The function keys work, wifi, brightness mute volume... Because I am dual booting the menus offers me the choice to boot into Xandros or to check the SSD partitions. There seem to be two choices for making sure the wifi works in ubuntu. If you use the scripts, it does it all for you and seems to use the asus driver. I have installed and use the latest madwifi ones. I'm not noticing any differences in operation. I am aware that an upgrade to the kernel means I need to remake the madwifi modules!!!
Video resolution is 800 x 640 and the scripts tweak the font sizes on the desktop and in the terminal to be more convenient for the small screen. I also use the LittleFox theme and the F11 key works to give full screen. I also put the hide buttons on the panels: that makes it seem a bit roomier.
I have installed FBreader and the rotation option just works: quite impressive for reading with!
At the moment I am still trying to persuade Debian to work from an SD card by directly booting from the card: using the ESC option. If I persuade it to do that I'm going to do the same for Ubuntu on the 16GB card and swap the card out if I want to use Xandros with the rapid boot ( nearly instant on) or to try another distro on another card or stick.
I have not taken a stopwatch to check boot times but the eeepc boots into Ubuntu a few seconds slower than my desktop. YMMV. I haven't yet tried to do any fine tuning.
I have been using swap on the 16GB card with Ubuntu but I keep reading that it doesn't improve performance if you have at least 1GB ram. So I'll run without swap and see if that is true for me.
Yes, I am addicted to these gadgets aren't I?
Still they do seem to teach me more about linux than the desktop and ordinary laptops.... I suppose it is because you can easily break the setup and have to learn how to restore them!