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EeePC 901

Postby saltyp on Mon Jan 19, 2009 5:59 am

Any Eee Users out there?
I had Elyssa on my EeePC but had issues with shutdown. The system would not power off correctly, but would hang with the power light on. This required holding the I/O switch to "hard" off the unit. All other functionality was terrific. I swtched to my other Distro of choice OpenSuSE 11.1 (they got it out before mint 6, and dont hate me, I sing the virtues of Mint in the Novell/SuSE forums) All functionality and the Asus ACPI module meant everything was perfect, except the KDE 4.1 desktop was a little demanding on the system. So I quickly downloaded Mint 6 and banged that on. The new kernel is a lot friendlier to many laptops, as was evident in Suse 11.1.
Sadly I have the same shutdown problem...

The default Xandros is intended to scare people away from linux, I'm sure of this. Mint runs very well on the lowly spec'd Eee. So some insight from the learned would be much appreciated.
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Re: EeePC 901

Postby hein59 on Tue Jan 20, 2009 5:06 am

Hi saltyp,

I 've the eee 901 too, but never had any problems with shutdown. I've installed Mint 6 for a few times, before I found the best Partition-Config for me, but everything is running "out of the box" exept the wireless-network. but with ndiswrapper it works, too. I run Mint with the 2.6.27-7-generic-kernel.

Greez from Germany, hein
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Re: EeePC 901

Postby vva on Tue Mar 03, 2009 5:08 pm

I haven't tried MInt yet, but isn't it Ubuntu-based? Perhaps Adam's kernel would help... Available here http://www.array.org/ubuntu/.

I'm considering installing Mint Xfce or Fluxbox on my 901. Do you have any experience with that?

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Re: EeePC 901

Postby AK Dave on Tue Mar 03, 2009 5:15 pm

+1 up
Use an array kernel on the Eee. Mint is a customized Ubuntu.
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Re: EeePC 901

Postby Christopher91 on Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:36 pm

Just try Ubuntu bog standard, and if all works, then mint up Ubuntu.
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Re: EeePC 901

Postby infamous on Fri Mar 13, 2009 6:49 am

its because your sound card fails to shut down. You need to add a line to halt. so:

Sudo gedit /etc/init.d/halt

you should see something like this:

do_stop ()
if [ "$INITHALT" = "" ]

make it say this:

do_stop ()
modprobe -r snd-hda-intel
if [ "$INITHALT" = "" ]
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Re: EeePC 901

Postby saltyp on Wed Jul 15, 2009 7:49 am

HAHA!
A month later and yes infamous..that works a treat. Cheers.
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