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Offline OldAdamUser2

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TC 3.5 on ASUS Eee PC 1001PX-EU27-WT 10.1-Inch Netbook???
« on: February 24, 2011, 12:41:20 PM »
I'm thinking about buying a new netbook for my wife to use. Before I pull the trigger on a purchase, I thought I should wonder if a new machine will be TOO new. I.e., will the necessary wifi driver already be in the linux kernel or available and easy to patch in somehow. I'm hooked on TC and would like any new computer I buy to be able to run it from the beginning.

The netbook I'm considering is ASUS Eee PC 1001PX-EU27-WT. From what I could learn through some web browsing, Ubuntu 10.10 works out of the box on it. I wasn't quite sure, however, that the wifi would be natively supported by the kernel in TC 3.5. Some feedback suggested that it might be; other feedback was unclear. I believe the wifi modem uses the Azurewave NE785H/GE112H WLAN Driver.

Does anyone have any hints about what source I might check for more info?

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Re: TC 3.5 on ASUS Eee PC 1001PX-EU27-WT 10.1-Inch Netbook???
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2011, 12:47:54 PM »
Hi OldAdamUser2
If you are buying locally bring a copy of TC (CD, bootable USB) with you and try it.

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Re: TC 3.5 on ASUS Eee PC 1001PX-EU27-WT 10.1-Inch Netbook???
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2011, 03:17:27 AM »
Not natively according to
http://www.linlap.com/wiki/asus+eee+pc+1001px

Ndiswrapper might work though.
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Re: TC 3.5 on ASUS Eee PC 1001PX-EU27-WT 10.1-Inch Netbook???
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2011, 08:07:17 AM »
Not buying locally, unfortunately. curaga, I had gone to the site you mention before posting my first message and that gave me some encouragement to think TC 3.5 might work natively. One of the notes further down the page says--

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Chris, Tuesday 24 of August, 2010 [22:59:13]

wireless works out of the box with 2.6.32-21 kernel. however, the volume control Fn keys does not work for me. I'm using xubuntu 10.04

Doesn't TC 3.5 have the 2.6.33 kernel? That is what mine seems to be running. SO if I can take that fellow's word . . . 

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Re: TC 3.5 on ASUS Eee PC 1001PX-EU27-WT 10.1-Inch Netbook???
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2011, 09:24:25 AM »
The top says it was added in .34, so it's possible it's either wrong, or Ubuntu's kernel has that driver backported to .32.
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Re: TC 3.5 on ASUS Eee PC 1001PX-EU27-WT 10.1-Inch Netbook???
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2011, 06:33:07 AM »
My wife's new Eee PC 1001PX-EU27-WT has arrived and I am happy to report that this baby boots and runs TC 3.5 out of the box. No problems at all. Wicd finds my wifi signal and connects without difficulty.

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Re: TC 3.5 on ASUS Eee PC 1001PX-EU27-WT 10.1-Inch Netbook???
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2011, 09:55:12 AM »
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