View Full Version : Installing Fluxbuntu on Asus Eee 701

April 22nd, 2008, 06:19 PM
I should get the Asus Eee any time now. So I already chose a distro for it. I was thinking about Fluxbuntu, because it is supposedly fast and it seems the most interesting.
But as I am real new to this Linux thing, I think I'm gonna need some help. So far I'm familiar with usual Ubuntu only. But I'm a quick learner. Unfortunately I haven't found many threads on this topic.
So if anyone has any spare time... Could you write a short step-by-step tutorial on how to install it? Or at least point out some sites talking about this topic. And few more questions: to make wireless work, will I need to install ndiswrapper as with the usual Ubuntu? And as I understand there's going to be some problems with the screen resolution. How to fix that too?

April 22nd, 2008, 06:25 PM
You might want to try out the default Xandros system that comes preinstalled with the eeePC, it can be booted into a full KDE system :)

Alternatively you could look into eeeXubuntu, if you're familiar with the standard Ubuntu it shouldn't be too different :)

April 22nd, 2008, 06:59 PM
Mandriva has native support for the eeepc. no configuration needed. with ubuntu, you will have to some tweaking. just a thought. see this http://wiki.mandriva.com/en/2008.1_Tour#Asus_Eee-friendly

April 22nd, 2008, 07:22 PM
I would not use Fluxbuntu, because there are no guides to make it work with it, nor better: an eeefluxbuntu.

If I were you, I would:

1: Stick with Xandros and maybe install the complete KDE GUI.
2: Use eeeXubuntu, or any other "eeedistros".

Myself am gonna put ArchLinux on it (KISS distro) when I'll buy mine:)

April 22nd, 2008, 07:30 PM
If I were to get one I think I'd be picky and wait for the new Intel Atom CPU's :) Apparently they're due this summer :)