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Follow this guide to copy the Crunchbang ISO file to a flash drive.
According to different users, the Debian-based editions of Crunchbang work out of the box on the Eee PC 1000H.
The 1015PX needs following fix to get wireless working:
sudo apt-get install module-assistant wireless-tools firmware-brcm80211
Reboot and check device is detected with
If the Eee PC can not be connected to the internet, you can get the required packages from the following location and copy them to a flash drive:
On the target computer, install the files with this command:
sudo dpkg -i <filename>.deb
The following section is out of date!! It is kept only for reference!
Do not follow these directions if you want to keep Windows on your Eee! It will completely remove Windows from your netbook.
This guide was only tested on the Eee 1001PX-B. To double-check from Windows that your system has the same hardware, open the Device Manager and compare your hardware with the items listed below:
(One extra safe step is to Print this info to a PDF and email it to yourself should you want to refer to it later. You'll need to download something like CutePDF Writer first.)
Downloading can take a long time so it's best to start right away. I chose the 32-bit Lite Edition.
Download the following packages from http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v2.6.30/
(Note: I chose to use the same files recommended by Amarant back in 2009 because they have been working great for the last year in a 1005HA with similar specs. There have been many kernel updates since then that may work even better but I played it safe here.)
First, obtain the BIOS update:
Next, prepare your USB flash drive with a:
(I used GParted on a different machine for this part but you can use any formatting / partitioning tools you like.)
Finally, install the patch:
Once your ISO has finished downloading, it's time to write it to the USB drive.
Before starting the partitioner, the installer will ask if you want to unmount volumes that are currently mounted. You can say “no” to this and it will leave your USB flash drive alone.
My preferences look something like this:
If you want to keep the EFI BIOS Boot Booster feature, leave this partition alone:
There are two special meta keys on the 1001PX:
You can put these to use with a custom .Xmodmap script:
For example, if you plan to use them with a window manager like wmii, you might have an .Xmodmap file like this one:
clear mod3 clear mod4 keycode 133 @ Super_L keycode 134 @ Super_R add mod3 @ Super_L add mod4 @ Super_R
You should be able to squeeze quite a bit more time out of your battery with a few tweaks. This section is just a starting point. There is more discussion on the forums.
$ sudo apt-get install powertop
Read more about Powertop here:
Wireless can be flaky with some routers. It will sporadically disassociate from the access point and need to be reconnected manually. This appears to be a widely reported bug and may be fixed in newer kernel versions. If you find a solution, please update this page.
When I checked out the system in Windows, it reported the following:
Atheros AR8132 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller
The new system, however, reports the following
$ lspci -v |grep net 01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Attansic Technology Corp. Device 1062 (rev c0)
Atheros acquired Attansic not long ago which partially explains the confusion. There is more information at the following links but I have yet to get this to work. (I suspect that we need atl1c but it looks like this will require a new kernel.)
I've tried both of the drivers found on the Atheros site:
Which install the following drivers:
But looks like kernel 2.6.30 requires atl1c.
(machinebacon) This is a nice guide but - unfortunately - written for the Ubuntu version and the old 2.6.30 kernel. Is there somebody with an EeePC 1001PX who could try an installation of #!Statler on his box, according to this manual? Until then it's [OBSOLETE?]