jhock at iinet.net.au
Tue Jan 6 10:44:27 GMT 2009
First to answer Kim's question. Yes! It does on my EeePC 1000H with
Eeebuntu 8.10 that I loaded today. At first I didn't know how to do the
scrolling but as soon as Kim asked this question I tried it and it
worked straight away. I should have remembered this option. ;--)
Secondly, I have successfully completely deleted (I hope) M$ Windows XP
from my Eee PC 1000H (a nice white model that I bought yesterday
afternoon $697 from Harvey Norman). I have also successfully loaded
Eeebuntu 8.10 onto it using a USB memory stick. I had a bit of a "der"
moment when I could work out how to boot from a USB device. I worked
out that I had to disable the "Quiet boot" and "Quick boot" options,
THEN I could get the option of what device to boot from. "der" ;--).
everything else worked fine.
I have been spending the rest of the afternoon loaded software onto the
Eee PC. My five year old son wants lots of games and I'm not too
adverse to that myself. ;--)
I think that I will spend most of tomorrow configuring the system. Eg.
replace thunderbird with evolution, moving stuff around, etc.
Thanks to all who provided advice.
On Tue, 2009-01-06 at 10:13 +0100, Kim Holburn wrote:
> 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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