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Old 07-17-2012, 04:57 AM   #1
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Linux on Asus eeepc 1025C running atom n2600


Hi

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)

Can anybody help?
 
Old 07-17-2012, 05:27 AM   #2
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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.
 
Old 07-17-2012, 12:51 PM   #3
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I was looking at getting oen of these as well, till I discovered the video issue.
 
Old 07-17-2012, 01:32 PM   #4
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Asus plans to release notebooks/netbooks based on these chips with Ubuntu pre-loaded, so I think we will see drivers for that at least for Ubuntu.
 
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Many distros publish a list of certified/supported hardware. For example here is the list of Ubuntu Certified: http://www.ubuntu.com/certification/

If you purchase certified hardware in the future, then you are guaranteed smooth sailing.
 
Old 07-19-2012, 02:04 PM   #6
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Smooth sailing, only on the "certified" distro. The "windowization" of Linux.
 
Old 07-20-2012, 01:47 AM   #7
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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.
 
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http://blog.uninstall.it/2012/06/05/...s-eeepc-1025c/

check out this blog worked for me like a charm
 
  


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