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Ironnes 10-19-2008 03:38 AM

Help needed installing usb device on Asus Eeepc (where is the kernel?)
 
Hello, I am new here and I have an urgent question/problem!!!!
I bought the Asus Eeepc two weeks ago with Linux system on it.
I want to have wireless connection to the internet, hence I bought the Edimax Bluetooth USB stick which is compatible with Linux (so the site says, on edimax site. I have no cdrom-drive in the pc, hence I adjusted an external cd-rom-drive. I can see the software of the cd of the bluetooth adapter, but I don't know how to install the software or which file on the Eeepc!!!! In the user guide also there is no mentioning of Linux...I read I need an USB driver for Linux, I can find that on the internet, but I don't know how to install that either.

Problem: there seems to be no access to the kernel on the Asus Eeepc, because I thought that all software you want to install on Linux should be started from the kernel?

Anyone experience with this problem or anyone with a solution?
If I know how to install software, I think my problem is solved.

bosewicht 10-20-2008 04:03 PM

I am not too sure about Asus Eeepc, but i believe it is running a modified Xandros distribution. You should be able to Ctrl-Alt-T to get to a shell and install the files from there like you would any debian based distro.

Akmel 10-20-2008 04:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Ironnes (Post 3315291)
Hello, I am new here and I have an urgent question/problem!!!!
I bought the Asus Eeepc two weeks ago with Linux system on it.
I want to have wireless connection to the internet, hence I bought the Edimax Bluetooth USB stick which is compatible with Linux (so the site says, on edimax site. I have no cdrom-drive in the pc, hence I adjusted an external cd-rom-drive. I can see the software of the cd of the bluetooth adapter, but I don't know how to install the software or which file on the Eeepc!!!! In the user guide also there is no mentioning of Linux...I read I need an USB driver for Linux, I can find that on the internet, but I don't know how to install that either.

Problem: there seems to be no access to the kernel on the Asus Eeepc, because I thought that all software you want to install on Linux should be started from the kernel?

Anyone experience with this problem or anyone with a solution?
If I know how to install software, I think my problem is solved.

Pls note that the Xandros used by Asus is a downgraded version of Linux, abt to the level of XP. With the problems of Windows, but without the benefits of Linux.

Try to change it to Ubuntu Eee version or any other suitable for Eee.

oskar 10-21-2008 01:11 PM

wat?

Xandros did an excellent job making a lightweight and user friendly fork for the eee-pc IMO.
Also the dongle will not just magically work with other distros.

Could you give the exact product description?

See if this helps:
http://wiki.eeeuser.com/howto:bluetoothdongles

Ironnes 10-22-2008 07:21 AM

A long way
 
Hi Oskar, I have come a long way using the wiki,http://wiki.eeeuser.com/howto:bluetoothdongles.

But not yet all the way...the software on my usb dongle was on a cd-rom, and i've put ut on the hard disk of my Asus Eeepc. I have studied the wiki on Synaptic and Repositories, and I have managed to install the Full Desktop mode. But I don't see where or how to get Linux to find the right file that installs the software (there is a setup.exe, but that won't work in Linux, am I right?). So without software it still does not work....

The other link is http://www.3eportal.com/index.php?op...d=17&Itemid=34, where you can download a file and install it to have GPRS for your Asus Eeepc. But when I try to run it, it asks for a password which is not mentioned on the site....
anyone has the right password?

By the way, you asked for a description of my product. I have an Asus Eeepc 900, with Linux Xandros. Is that enough info?

By the way 2nd, Ctrl-Alt-T does work to get into the kernel, but it works only if do that from Easy Desktop; from Full Desktop you need to find it in the applications menu.

oskar 10-22-2008 07:37 AM

That's a "terminal", not the kernel. If you're lucky you'll never need to know where the kernel is or what it does.

I meant the device name of your buetooth dongle.

In addition, could you post the last lines of "dmesg" after you connected it. While you are at it, start "lshal --monitor" in another terminal and post the output of "ifconfig" and "lsusb" after you connected it. (right-click - copy)

The password it asks for is most likely your superuser password. By default this is not set on the eee pc, so you just press return

pixellany 10-22-2008 08:33 AM

Ummmmmm....the EEE family all have built-in wireless. You don't need to add anything.

http://event.asus.com/eeepc/comparis...comparison.htm

Ironnes 10-23-2008 01:51 AM

answers to Oskar and Pixellany
 
Oskar, the name of the device is Edimax USB Bluetooth 2.0, the EB-DGC2.
The password that is asked for on installing the GPRS-file, is needed, I can not go through without filling in anything, and press enter. Ok, I'll try what you have suggested, to open a second terminal. I'll let you know what the last lines are.

Ehhhhmmmm, Pixellany, I believe a wireless built-in only works with a network somewhere present - right? So I can use the wireless network at home because I have adsl there, but when I would go to Timboektoe it wouldn't work, agree? the link you put in the thread does not work. Please check it!

pixellany 10-23-2008 05:47 AM

Just checked the link---it works here. But you can get to it by just starting at the eeeasus home page:
http://eeepc.asus.com/global/

Wireless is wireless---i.e. you have to be "close enough" to an access point (regardless if you use the built-in wireless or the add-on card).

In another recent the thread, the OP got the add-on because it had a better antenna.

Ironnes 10-23-2008 06:29 AM

Well, the point is that there are enough places (at least in Holland) where there is no access point. I want to use my Asus Eeepc in the train and there is no wireless access point in the train.

pixellany 10-23-2008 06:43 AM

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Originally Posted by Ironnes (Post 3319588)
Well, the point is that there are enough places (at least in Holland) where there is no access point. I want to use my Asus Eeepc in the train and there is no wireless access point in the train.

So you're using the external device to access what??---cellphone?

I recently saw a Mac user with a card that gives an internet connection directly to the cell network. I have not checked to see what is available for PC/Linux.

Ironnes 10-23-2008 07:13 AM

Indeed, I am using the bluetooth stick to connect to my mobile phone, which has access to the internet. I have bought other usb-modems before but they all failed to work on Linux.....

Akmel 10-25-2008 06:00 PM

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Originally Posted by oskar (Post 3317841)
wat?

Xandros did an excellent job making a lightweight and user friendly fork for the eee-pc IMO.
Also the dongle will not just magically work with other distros.

Could you give the exact product description?

See if this helps:
http://wiki.eeeuser.com/howto:bluetoothdongles

Ubuntu now installed to 900. To make it short compare them. Ubuntu viz Ms approved Xandros.


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