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Tom Oldfield 07-17-2012 05:57 AM

Linux on Asus eeepc 1025C running atom n2600

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?

TobiSGD 07-17-2012 06:27 AM

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.

NyteOwl 07-17-2012 01:51 PM

I was looking at getting oen of these as well, till I discovered the video issue.

TobiSGD 07-17-2012 02:32 PM

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.

snowpine 07-17-2012 04:29 PM

Many distros publish a list of certified/supported hardware. For example here is the list of Ubuntu Certified:

If you purchase certified hardware in the future, then you are guaranteed smooth sailing. :)

NyteOwl 07-19-2012 03:04 PM

Smooth sailing, only on the "certified" distro. The "windowization" of Linux.

Tom Oldfield 07-20-2012 02:47 AM

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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