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Old 12-26-2007, 12:57 PM   #1
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Eee PC 701 + 8G model`Add/RemoveSW' Updating problems, many errors SURF model, not 8G


Errors whenever Asus 701 (4gb SSD) attempts to read `Top RAM' 4GB SD card 150X. Occurs on S/U of unit & again if card removed, then reinstalled.

During use of Asus automatic updating service (?) Add/Remove SoftWare' under `Settings' tab am encountering errors.
Dictionary ~Unpacking replacement xlex...dpkg: error

Not sure if SW or HW problem on this 701 w/ upgraded memory[2GB of GeIL 667 from NewEgg}. Anti-Virus also no longer runs after I updated using function above!

Last edited by digital8doug; 12-26-2007 at 03:53 PM. Reason: POSTED IN forum.eeeuser.com, here in LQ for added visibility!
 
Old 12-26-2007, 08:49 PM   #2
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The stock Xandros kernel isn't compiled with high-mem support, so anything over 1 GB of physical RAM can be problematic. I am not 100% sure it would actually cause the software problems you are seeing now, but I know for a fact that you won't be utilizing the RAM you paid for either, so it is worth sorting out in either event. To enable high-mem support, you will need to recompile the kernel.

Here is a guide for compiling with high-mem support (ignore the part about about LVM, obviously).

As for the SD issue, have you checked if the card is a SDHC? There are some non-SDHC 4 GB SD cards, which in general don't work very well since they are outside of the SD spec. If the card isn't SDHC, then that is almost certainly the problem.
 
Old 02-20-2008, 09:07 AM   #3
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Talking SD formatted in camera, + again in laptop=Works Fine now

TY for the recompile link, will attempt shortly. Will be my 1st recompile!
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The stock Xandros kernel isn't compiled with high-mem support, so anything over 1 GB of physical RAM can be problematic. , but you won't be utilizing the RAM you paid for either, so it is worth sorting out in either event. To enable high-mem support, recompile the kernel. Here is a guide for compiling with high-mem support (ignore LVM, obviously).
As for the SD issue, have you checked if the card is a SDHC? There are some non-SDHC 4 GB SD cards, which in general don't work very well since they are outside of the SD spec. If the card isn't SDHC, then that is almost certainly the problem.
 
Old 02-21-2008, 06:26 PM   #4
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http://wiki.eeeuser.com/howto:instal...el?s=2gb%20ram
 
  


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