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    Question Anyone successfully install Ubuntu on Asus EEE PC 1025c netbook?

    http://www.asus.com/Eee/Eee_PC/Eee_PC_1025C/

    Specifications
    Operating System Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 32bit
    Genuine Windows® 7 Starter, 32bit
    Express Gate
    Display 10.1" LED Backlight WSVGA (1024x600) Screen
    CPU Intel® Atom™ N2600 (Dual Core; 1.6GHz) Processor
    Memory DDR3, 1 x SO-DIMM, 1GB ( Maximum 2GB ) *5
    Storage 320GB/500GB HDD
    3GB ASUS Web Storage*1
    Wireless Data Network WLAN 802.11 b/g/n@2.4GHz*2
    Bluetooth V3.0*2
    Audio Hi-Definition Audio CODEC
    High Quality Speaker
    High Quality Mic
    Interface 1 x VGA Connector
    2 x USB 2.0 *3
    1 x USB 3.0 *3
    1 x LAN RJ-45
    1 x HDMI
    1 x Audio Jack (Headphone/Mic-In)
    1 x Card Reader : SD/ SDHC/ MMC
    Battery USB 2.0:
    6cells Li-ion Battery Pack, battery life 12 hrs (6cells, 5200mAh, 56W/h)*4
    3cells Li-ion Battery Pack, battery life 6 hrs (3cells, 2600mAh, 28W/h)*4
    USB 3.0:
    6cells Li-ion Battery Pack, battery life 11 hrs 0 (6cells, 5200mAh, 56W/h)*4
    Dimensions 262 x 178 x 20.7 ~34.4 mm (WxDxH)
    Weight 1.25 Kgs (w/ 6cell battery)
    1.1 Kgs (w/ 3cell battery)
    Color Texture : Blue, Pink, Purple
    Note *1: Subject to system configuration and usage.
    *2: Availability may vary by SKU and country.
    *3: 1 x USB 3.0 + 2 x USB 2.0 (optional) or 3 x USB 2.0
    *4: Subject to system configuration and usage.
    *5 : The memory is fixed on the motherboard and there is no SO-DIMM on the motherboard. The On Board Memory is unable to be removed or replaced for extending.
    Anyone?

    How's the battery life?

    I did a wubi install but the graphics didn't render properly

    it Windows 7 starter preinstall really lacks and sloppy

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    Re: Anyone successfully install Ubuntu on Asus EEE PC 1025c netbook?

    I'm newish to Linux and got this computer thinking it would run given the 1st eeepcs were on Linux

    It doesn't work well since the graphics card uses closed source drivers. There are some drivers now available: http://blog.uninstall.it/2012/06/05/...s-eeepc-1025c/

    The computer already comes with four partitions on the drive also, one of which must be erased (can't remember which) before a full install. What can be tricky is that the Ubuntu doesn't recognize Windows and one must partition the drive manually.

    Battery life is good with if you reduce screen brightness one way
    sudo set pci -s 00:02.0 F4.B=(a value for brightness 0-99)

    So no, it's not the ideal computer for Ubuntu.

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    Re: Anyone successfully install Ubuntu on Asus EEE PC 1025c netbook?

    Hi,
    I managed to make Lubuntu 12.04 work quite well (hardware video decoding with 1080p at <10% CPU, everything working ok excluded 3D) with the 1025c and I wrote a guide; it's not smooth and easy but it should work on any Ubuntu derivate. Feel free to contact me in case you have problems.

    http://linuxeeepc.blogspot.com/2012/...h-correct.html

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    Re: Anyone successfully install Ubuntu on Asus EEE PC 1025c netbook?

    check out this blog for an easy and effective fix for of the issue with processor support
    http://blog.uninstall.it/2012/06/05/...s-eeepc-1025c/
    worked for me like a charm... been looking for a solution for a while there is a lot of garbage out there on this

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    Re: Anyone successfully install Ubuntu on Asus EEE PC 1025c netbook?

    Hello!
    I am not quite sure if this is the right place to post, or if anyone should need this information but I had a real trouble figuring it out and wish to share the results. EEE 1025 comes with a cruel BIOS. One cannot change the boot order, indeed there is no boot order, just internal HDD and booting via network. So, whatever installation media you are using (CD, USB) you need to plug it in, turn laptop on and hit Esc key when you would regularly hit F2. This opens boot menu and with it - a chance to boot/install from CD or whatever.

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    Re: Anyone successfully install Ubuntu on Asus EEE PC 1025c netbook?

    Anyone had any joy getting Ubuntu 12.10 on an EEEPC 1025C & CE?

    It seems to install without any problems, but falls over on the first boot. I'm thinking it is down to those pesky Cedarview drivers. I have re-installed 12.04.1 LTS and pulled the Cedarview drivers via apt and it is working just fine with the 1024 x 600 resolution.

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    Re: Anyone successfully install Ubuntu on Asus EEE PC 1025c netbook?

    Hi,

    I have finished successfully the install of Ubuntu Openbox Remix (codename Bento Village built with Ubuntu Builder on a minimalist Ubuntu Mini Remix) on a eeepc Asus 1025c thanks to this tutorial http://linuxeeepc.blogspot.com/2012/...h-correct.html and I thank the author very much.

    Strangely after install and reboot all went fine, until after update and reboot : then things started to become quite complicated as the boot started but was not ending. After reading the above page, and having added the small xorg.conf with the fbdev driver mentioned all went fine.

    In the meanwhile I had removed a pair of things such as laptop-mode-tools, which I don't know if is necessary or not, and rfkill for the boot was stalling after one and other related message. However I'll try to reinstall them one by one tomorrow, and anyhow thanks a lot for this thread and for this article at the blogspot page!

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    Re: Anyone successfully install Ubuntu on Asus EEE PC 1025c netbook?

    Installing Ubuntu through wubi is definitely a lot slower than running it natively on it's own partition... Also, their are many ways to conserve battery life including a little utility called jupiter which can be installed: https://launchpad.net/~webupd8team/+archive/jupiter

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