[Debian-eeepc-devel] denbian lenny on asus 1101ha
jh at tutpro.com
Sun Sep 13 15:39:09 UTC 2009
i installed yesterday debian lenny on asus 1101ha. here is a few notes
on what i did:
- i used normal lenny installation from usb memory stick by placing the
files on the stick as instructed in
- because wired ethernet and wlan hardware is not supported by lenny, i
attached an usb wlan adapted to another usb port and then booted
the installer from the stick in another usb port.
- i had a bit trouble with my usb wlan adapter, because it was not
supported by lenny installer either. this problem i got solved by
placing zd1211-firmware_220.127.116.11-0.1_all.deb on a second memory stick
and then installed the package with udpkg -i when lenny installer
started to complain about missing network hardware driver.
- forgot to mention that i started the installer in expert mode and
selected wireless tools to be included in the installation. that
allowed me to use iwconfig command to configure wlan essid. after
that, i brought wlan0 interface up with 'ip link set wlan0 up'
followed by 'dhclient wlan0'.
- after that i returned to installer and continued normally, but skipped
network configuration. if i remember correctly, i didn't need to do
anything else special during the installation and lenny rebooted
itself fine from hard disk.
- at this point i had lenny running on 1101ha without any native network
connectivity. i had to correct hostname and include lo interface due
to skipping network configuration during installation,
- wired ethernet i got working by compiling and installing atl1c module
from source AR81Family-linux-v18.104.22.168.tar.gz, which is available on
Atheros web site.
- wlan interface started to work, when i upgraded kernel to 2.6.30 from
lenny backport packages on backports.org.
- x11 i got working in 1366x768 mode by following instructions on this
but i didn't patch anything. instead, i installed grub2 packages from
debian unstable distribution, where 915resolution patches are already
- alsa sound (including internal mic) i got working by installing
version 1.0.20 of alsa packages from debian testing.
that is how far i have got. i haven't had time to check function keys
or camera yet. i'm pretty satisfied with the result, because i didn't
need to force dpkg to do anything.
i realize that vesa based x11 is not efficient, but at this writing i
haven't heard of any clean way to install native GMA 500 (poulsbo)
xserver driver in lenny.
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