From, here: http://sachachua.com/wp/2009/06/09/a...omment-page-1/
the steps to enable the wired network on the eeePc are:
Once you install, you need to grab the AR813X-linux-v220.127.116.11.tar.gz package from http://partner.atheros.com/Drivers.aspx (use a usb device,
because you probably don't have network)
(the last two steps must be redone if you do a kernel upgrade)
tar -xzvf AR813X-linux-v18.104.22.168.tar.gz
sudo make install
sudo insmod atl1e.ko
The wireless network starts working by installing the
package. That is, with the wired network, do:
I've just got a 1008ha. This are other tunning stuff I've done:
sudo apt-get install linux-backports-modules-jaunty
1 - Reduce all icons, so all programs will look better in the
This will make all icons smaller, even the menus. It looks nice.
file and add, after the initial commentaries (or anywhere else):
Furthermoe, I've removed the lower pannel and added the "show desktop" and list of running applications to the top pannel, so I get some more screen at the botton.
EDIT: Appart from the network cards, which get working using the steps above, everything else, up to what I've noticed, is working out of the box, the camera and most of the Fn keys included, some of there are not, but only the ones I don't know what should be doing (brightness, volume and suspend keywords work). I'm very satisfied with the whole behaviour.