Main things for install debian on eeepc are in:
Then, default debian squeeze configuration work (wifi, ethernet, webcam, audio, usb, card reader).
And for work all hardware needs:
I advice add this line in /etc/apt/sources.list for some latest packages- watch lines
Hardware Info from linux:
|display||10.1” WSVGA (1024×600) LED Backlight||yes|
|ram||1GB SO-DIMM DDR2 PC667 (up to 2GB)||-|
|hd||160GB - Sata II 5400rpm Hitachi||yes|
|bios||AMIBIOS(C)2010 American Megatrends||-|
|graphic card||Intel GMA 3150||yes|
|wifi||WiFi 802.11b/g - Atheros AR2427||yes|
|ethernet||Ethernet 10/100BT - Atheros AR8132||yes|
|webcam||0,3 Mpixels webcam||yes|
|audio(1)||card HDA Intel - chip Realtek ALC269||yes|
|audio(2)||-||yes, see bugs section|
|card reader||Alcor Micro Corp. Multi Flash Reader||yes|
|touchpad||Multitouch||yes, need much test (for multitouch and other)|
|keyboard||-||yes, but not all key|
|battery||3 Cell Battery - 48 Wh Lithium-Ion 4.400 mAh||2h,30m max VS 2h,50m on WIN with normal use|
(1)internal speaker and headphone (2)internal and external microphone
this is the hardware that I tested but other models of EEEPC can change a little
I extracted info by:
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3150:
Intel driver work very well, in gnome and kde I tested “clone desktop” and “extended desktop” monitor configuration and work well.
Lighweight solution for use multi monitor or change resolution is: lxrandr but has few options, grandr is good but not work very well, xrandr from command line is better, I use with:
xrandr --output LVDS1 --mode 1024x600 xrandr --output VGA1 --mode 1024x768 --right-of LVDS1
3d work fine, glxgear report:
1522 frames in 5.0 seconds = 304.265 FPS 1534 frames in 5.0 seconds = 306.777 FPS 1522 frames in 5.0 seconds = 304.362 FPS 1498 frames in 5.0 seconds = 299.471 FPS 1536 frames in 5.0 seconds = 307.183 FPSSee also:
if egrep -iq 'touchpad' /proc/bus/input/devices; then synclient VertEdgeScroll=1 & synclient TapButton1=1 & synclient RBCornerButton=3 & synclient LBCornerButton=1 & synclient BottomEdge=4000 & synclient RightEdge=3500 & fisome code take from http://crunchbanglinux.org/ scripts
This is a useful script ( touchpad_en.sh )to enable or disable touchpad via synclient or gconf with libnotify notify (see image under).
I launch the script with W-A-p keys from openbox adding this line on ~/.config/openbox/rc.xml in <keyboard> section
<keybind key="W-A-p"> <action name="Execute"> <execute>/PATH_OF_SCRIPT/SCRIPT.sh</execute> </action> </keybind>
If you want use gpointing-device-settings change “SCRIPT.sh” with “SCRIPT.sh gconf”
I add a control in conky too (yellow “TP” means Touchpad enabled), see keyboard section for watch it (see image under)
Lightweight windows manager are very much I like ratpoison, awesome and openbox. If you don't like set all programs I tip lightweight desktop environment like xfce or lxde (that use openbox). I use openbox and the applications that I use with it are:
Lightweight music program are, if you feel very geek moc or mpd+ncmpcpp or mpd+ncmpc (I use ncmpcpp) that are a ncurses apps.
Otherwise mpd+sonata I think are the betters if you need a gui, not bad is audacious if mpd is hardy to configure for you.
The better for eeepc I think is smplayer that is a lightweight frontend for mplayer with much features
I do this list because not all debian games working fine with eeepc 1001PX, for insufficient hardware, little monitor etc etc netbook games debian
How to upgrade ram:
How to change hard disk: