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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 8:00 pm    Post subject: How-to: Installing Gentoo on an Asus Eee PC Reply with quote

I just re-installed Funtoo on my Asus Eee PC, and finally published a blog entry about my troubles and successes in doing so. (I was successful, with only a few problems.)

I thought some members of this forum might find it of interest.

http://blog.nerdworld.org/blog/2012/08/gentoofuntoo-on-an-eee-pc-netbook.html
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I laughed my ass off while reading your blog post but I'm thinking of all the valuable work you've done. My ex- has an eeePC on which I was too shy to install Gentoo. I guess it'll be a much clearer path now. If I ever do I'll let you know.

By the way have you thought of cross-compiling? I did that for an Atom based machine (a Giada N20) and it worked pretty well. It is neither for the faint of heart for it requires a lot of tuning if you only want specific packages but in this case I think I went too far in trying to over-tune it that I ended up changing portage profiles...
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 12:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello,
Just giving some feedback too since i recently installed Gentoo on a EeePC 1025C and it works well so far. The only problem at install was that i had to chroot from a SystemRescueCD usb flash drive because the Gentoo minimal install cd (on the usb flash drive too) was hanging attempting to mount /dev/sda?. The first boot was ok, it occured only after partitioning /dev/sda.
I was a bit worried about the graphics with the Atom N2600 but it is ok with DRM_GMA500.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 6:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

grosmano wrote:
[...] it is ok with DRM_GMA500.

Poulsbo? Argh...
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello,

I am running Gentoo on an Acer Aspire One. It was a real nightmare with the original flash disk (re-al-ly sllllllllllllooooooooooooow). But with a hard disk and distcc, all is fine. I can even compile libreoffice in 6 hours (with an AMD64X2 distcc server).

My config : lxde + *Kit + NetworkManager + Firefox + LibreOffice + Music stuff + GIMP + VLC + QTCreator...
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