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saskatchewan
November 14th, 2008, 01:14 AM
I was wondering if anyone had tried installing Kubuntu on the Asus EEE pc?

If so, what are your experiences?

Crafty Kisses
November 14th, 2008, 01:26 AM
I've read on a couple of forums that it runs fairly smooth, If I'm right this is the EEE PC that has 2GB of RAM, it should run fairly well.

aysiu
November 14th, 2008, 01:33 AM
This person seems quite happy with it:
http://carlitoscontraptions.blogspot.com/2008/09/eee-pc-1000-ubuntu-kde-41.html

You might get a lot of good opinions on the Eee User forums, too.

flyingsolo
November 14th, 2008, 04:00 AM
I've been using eeebuntu netbook remix for ~month and it works really well. Regularly use Skype to talk to son at university. Very handy for notetaking if that purpose suits you. I tried to dual boot with the original XP but that didn't work so well--lost access to boot to xp and I haven't fixed that yet. On the other hand, netbook remix is so good, I haven't had reason to boot to xp!

Cyphrin
December 26th, 2008, 11:10 AM
While I did not install Kubuntu, I did successfully install Ubuntu on a new Eee PC 1000. Full install with the custom kernel by Adam McDaniel. The walkthrough I used can be found here:

http://www.jasonlefkowitz.net/blog1archive/2008/12/howto_run_ubunt.html

theozzlives
December 26th, 2008, 11:13 AM
While I did not install Kubuntu, I did successfully install Ubuntu on a new Eee PC 1000. Full install with the custom kernel by Adam McDaniel. The walkthrough I used can be found here:

http://www.jasonlefkowitz.net/blog1archive/2008/12/howto_run_ubunt.html

and???

Cyphrin
December 26th, 2008, 04:52 PM
and???

After following the walkthrough and testing, everything works. There is only one manual alteration I had to make, that is with the Eee Control Panel applet. When I disabled the wifi and enabled it via the Eee Control Panel applet it did not display this change in nm-applet correctly. To solve this I created a three line shell script to kill and restart nm-applet, then with the use of the Eee Control Panel I bound the script to one of the four hot keys.


gedit nmrestart.sh



#!/bin/bash
killall nm-applet
nm-applet &



chmod +x nmrestart.sh

If I were to install Wicd as noted in the walkthrough this may or may not fix this issue and I might not have to use this script. Other than this one little hiccup everything works fine. I will install Wicd and let you all know how it goes.

EDIT/UPDATE:
I have now installed and tried using Wicd. If I disable/enable wifi in the Eee Control Panel applet I do not have to reload Wicd, simply hitting the refresh button within the Wicd applet works. I did have to logout/login to after the Wicd install to get the applet to show. I assume you could also kill/restart gnome panel and get the same result. Overall I prefer to use Wicd versus nm-applet as it has more connect options which I find useful for my particular needs.