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

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    Aug 2012

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

    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.

    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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    Aug 2011

    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:

    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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    Sep 2012

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

    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.

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    Sep 2008
    Binghamton, NY
    Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope

    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
    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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    Jan 2009
    St Petersburg, RF

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

    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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    Oct 2006
    Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal

    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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    Feb 2009

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

    Guys, I have this notebook and LinuxMint13 on it.
    Problems I have:
    1) microphone didn't work with pulseaudio at all and I removed pulseaudio. Now it works but quality is terribly low. And if I connect ext microphone the wuality remains the samse, so I think it's a driver issue.
    2) another big problem is hotkeys work. brightness hotkeys show indicator bar, but don't affect real screen brightness. Turne screen off doesn't work too. Though volume keys work good.
    WHen I tried to fix it I added "acpi_osi=Linux" to my boot params and first few minutes all worked good and brightness hotkeys too, but after a minute or two after boot all system was deeply frozen (no REISUB even, only hard power off) I tried to boot gain and again. All three times I got to deep freeze and no useful logs in syslog after reboot. So I switched back this option and asking you - what can I do to fix these problems?

    Any help would be appreciated.

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    Jun 2012

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

    Haven't tried the asus but I have had recent experience with an Acer D270, which also uses the infamous (in linux circles) cedarview/3600 architecture.

    With xubuntu 32 bit 12.04 the screen resolution was correct but the only way to turn down the brightness from maximum was with the terminal. And then if it came out of suspend it'd be at full brightness again.

    When I tried the cedarview packages in the repos the video did not work on reboot. Very frustrating.

    I installed Mint 13 Xfce ... which is based upon ubuntu 12.04 lts, except it comes with xfce 4.10, which doesn't work with ubuntu lts ... and installed all 3 cedarview packages through synaptic. The brightness controls work perfectly now. Much more impressed.

    Haven't fully tested it out yet ... it's a netbook, I didn't get it to play video on ... but I'm happy as is.

    OK, tried billardgl this morning. Which does use 3d rendering.

    And it works. Not outrageously fast, but useable.
    Last edited by Rob Sayer; December 16th, 2012 at 01:48 PM. Reason: Did a little test...

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    Apr 2013

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

    I just spent the better part of the day installing Ubuntu 10.04 & 10.01 Netbook Editions, Linux Mint 13, Ubuntu 11.01, 11.10 & 12.04, and 4 Puppy Distros - all of them stuck at 800x600. Anything I could find on the web seemd to indicate I was stuck too. I don't have any blank DVDs to try the Kubuntu kernel trick from Uninstall it! , so I decided to go with Mint as it had the friendliest 800x600 screen. Did all the updates & re-read the forums while they downloaded. The one person who "pulled the Cedarview drivers using apt" seemed the only hope, but I have no idea what he's talking about since I'm a bit of a newbie as far as opening the hood goes. So, with the updates completed & the required reboot I used Synaptic to check out the Cedarview situation - figuring maybe I could "pull the drivers". Turns out there are 3 Cedarview options to install, which I did, rebooted & bingo ! 1024x600 upon the reboot. Display options give me the choice between 1024x600 & 800x600. Its perfectly usable now. I don't know if this applies to Linux Mint 13 only, or if the repossitories have the proper drivers now.

  10. #10
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    Apr 2008

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

    Last year I installed Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS Lucid Network in my eeepc 900, and everything is working smooth, to do it, I created a Multisystem USB flash drive
    from other linux in another PC, , you can use Yumi Multiboot from windows too .Boot from USB in your eeepc to load Multisystem, and select your Ubuntu distro to run
    a live session from which you can install to your hard or ssd drive. Actually I am not able to see my windows network in my EEEPC, although I can see my
    ubuntu shares in my windows 7 pc, but I am working on it, any help...???
    Hope this help. Regards...Roberto

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