[clug] Eeebuntu

Kim Holburn kim.holburn at gmail.com
Tue Jan 6 09:13:36 GMT 2009

On 2009/Jan/05, at 11:16 PM, Fred Pilcher wrote:

> Kim Holburn wrote:
>> Does it suspend and (more importantly) resume like Xandros?
> Suspends and resumes perfectly. :-)


Does it also do the two finger trackpad scroll like Xandros does?

> Tim Jones wrote:
> > I'd also be interested in how well the web camera works under
> > Eeebuntu, and what tools you need to do an install (USB disk, I
> > guess?), if you don't mind talking about it ;)
> The webcam works, though it gets turned off in the BIOS when  
> Eeebuntu gets installed and you have to turn it back on manually  
> (once). There's a little utility called eee-control that you can  
> install that lets you control the camera, power settings, wifi, the  
> card reader and bluetooth from the panel. Its daemon conflicts with  
> another daemon (asus_eee) that you have to turn off by removing it  
> from /etc/modules.
> http://forum.eeebuntu.org/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=1093
> > It looks great, but the official install instructions seem pretty  
> well hidden...
> It's just a standard installation process - download the image (http://www.eeebuntu.org/index.php?page=download 
> ), burn it to CD or USB stick, then run as a live CD or install it  
> directly.
> There are instructions for putting it on a USB stick here:
> http://forum.eeebuntu.org/viewforum.php?f=30
> The forums are pretty informative: http://forum.eeebuntu.org/index.php
> Having said all that, nothing is completely painless. I installed it  
> first to the 4GB partition on my 901 and I think I filled it up by  
> installing software - the computer became unbootable. I installed it  
> on the 16GB partition and haven't had any problems since, though I  
> hear that the larger partition is slower.
> And I hate Gnome. Did I already mention that? ;-)
> Fred

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