Ubuntu 8.04.1 LTS on Eee PC 701 & 900

Install Ubuntu 8.04.1 on ASUS Eee PC as is. The installation is smooth and simple.

No matter you have Eee PC 701 or 900, the tweak on them is similar or the same.

Since the wireless driver from Ubuntu 8.04.1 does not work on Eee PC, you should disable the two entries at “System” – “Hardware driver” before going ahead.

Install the following packages at the terminal and make sure you are connected to the internet via ethernet cable :
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install build-essential
sudo apt-get install linux-headers-`uname -r`

For Eee PC 701 :
wget http://samiux.volospin.com/eeepc/ubuntu-8.04.1-eeetweak-eeepc701-1.0.sh.tar.gz
tar -xvzf ubuntu-8.04.1-eeetweak-eeepc701-1.0.sh.tar.gz
sudo chmod +x ubuntu-8.04.1-eeetweak-eeepc701-1.0.sh
sudo ./ ubuntu-8.04.1-eeetweak-eeepc701-1.0.sh

For Eee PC 900 :
wget http://samiux.volospin.com/eeepc/ubuntu-8.04.1-eeetweak-eeepc900-1.0.sh.tar.gz
tar -xvzf ubuntu-8.04.1-eeetweak-eeepc900-1.0.sh.tar.gz
sudo chmod +x ubuntu-8.04.1-eeetweak-eeepc900-1.0.sh
sudo ./ ubuntu-8.04.1-eeetweak-eeepc900-1.0.sh

Make sure you run the script only ONCE. If you are making of mistake, you should re-install your copy of Ubuntu 8.04.1 before running the script again.

To tweak the boot up speed, you just need to edit the /boot/grub/menu.lst and add the following to the end of “kernel” tag :
clocksource=hpet

By the way, the script do nothing on the webcam and microphone.

Easy to Learn, Easy to Work, Easy to Play with Ubuntu 8.04.1!!!

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  1. […] Ubuntu 8.04 LTS on ASUS Eee PC If you are using Ubuntu 8.04.1, go here. […]

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