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Netbook My adventures with a new Asus eeePC 1000HE and Slackware
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New Blinkenlights III: Blinkenlights on Ice!

Posted 03-25-2009 at 04:31 PM by chexmix
Updated 03-25-2009 at 04:32 PM by chexmix (adding to proper category (I need to remember to do this!))

I got wireless working on the Asus 1000HE. It was pretty easy: I installed the madwifi drivers and -tools from slackbuilds.org, as well as wicd from the Slackware /extra repository, rebooted and ...

... when I brought up XFCE, there was a new icon in the upper right corner of my screen. In seconds I was connected to my work network. Nice!!
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New Blinkenlights II: Blinkenlights vs. Predator

Posted 03-25-2009 at 12:58 PM by chexmix
Updated 03-25-2009 at 01:00 PM by chexmix (added to proper category)

Waaaallll, I now have Slackware 12.2 installed on the Netbook. My promise to keep (and then post) an exhaustive record came to naught, mainly because the process was a tissue of error (e.g. kinda boring unless you are interested in items like "the Slackware CD #2 I burned appeared to have corrupted sectors on it" or "the thing boots so damned fast that I have to be ultrafast to get into the BIOS screens before bloody Windows takes over").

I tried AlienBob's method...
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New Blinkenlights

Posted 03-20-2009 at 10:27 AM by chexmix
Updated 03-25-2009 at 01:01 PM by chexmix (added to proper category)

After greedily eyeing ThinkPads for a time (I get a decent discount on some models at work), I veered off in a different direction, did some more research and bought myself one o' those netbook thangs.

It is very cute. It's an Asus 1000HE. Asus has ceased to ship these things with Linux, so this has the mephitic Windows XP on it. No! The lousy! It burns!

My initial plan is to get Slackware loaded onto the new machine (whether using Slackeee or some other method is as...
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