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I've just bought an Asus EeePC 1025C. Despite Asus' good history with Linux, it seems this machine doesn't want to run Linux. Even the Fedora 64-bit version won't launch.
I found something from Intel which looks like a patch to add to the /etc/firmware directory - but, being a total Linux new boy I haven't been able to find that directory in any of the Linux distributions I have tried (Mint, Fedora, Ubuntu)
The graphics part of the N2600 is a PowerVR SGX545, which currently has no real Linux support. You will have to wait until the driver comes to Linux (if it comes), in the meantime you can use the vesa driver, but this driver has no acceleration at all.
Thanks everyone for the suggestions. I'll keep an eye out for updates from Asus. At the moment this EeePC 1025 won't run Linux at all, let alone graphics problems. It's a super little machine for the money - I just wish I didn't have to use Windows.