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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2007 8:27 pm    Post subject: eeePC Install! Reply with quote

Hey folks,
Thought I would pass along this project: http://forum.eeeuser.com/viewtopic.php?id=2613, even if I have no involvement with it. Actually I don't even have an eeePC right now... though, I must say, I am intrigued by the littler bugger. Nonetheless, some folks apparently have a working install on some models out there. All the more reason to pick one up IMO.

So anyone here on gentoo forums have any experience with this? Comments or impressions appreciated!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2007 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved from Documentation, Tips & Tricks to Gentoo Chat.
Links to external resources are not suitable for DTT, so moved here.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2007 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, well regardless of location, the inquiry still stands.... anyone?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2007 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We want to buy one for my mother-in-law so I don't see me getting my fingers on it and she'd probably be better off with the Xandros install.. I'm really curious about that thing though.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 3:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe we could make a stage4 / binary overlay for it.
No need to compile stuff.
But it would be handy to have gentoo and gentoo tools on the go with that water proof keybord.
I bet you could get the size of the base system down.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2007 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not directly in response to yr statement turtles, but I just saw this post in the forums. At least there is a kernel out there to start with!

https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-633416.html

I am looking forward to getting this puppy sometime in the new year... If so, I will be first to get crackin on this project!
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2007 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just got one of these, here are some of my thoughts:
https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-572083.html

I really like this little device :)
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2007 12:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's a wiki page under development at: http://gentoo-wiki.com/Asus_Eee_PC_701
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK, I want to install Gentoo on the eeePC, but how am I supposed to start up?
The 2007.0 install cd is too old, it doesn't even recognize the SSD drive. Or am I doing something wrong here?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bill Cosby wrote:
OK, I want to install Gentoo on the eeePC, but how am I supposed to start up?
The 2007.0 install cd is too old, it doesn't even recognize the SSD drive. Or am I doing something wrong here?

I used a distro called Pentoo off of a USB stick to load Gentoo onto mine. Do note however that this doesn't get you any networking (as far as I remember) - I used a USB HDD with a copy of portage, the stage3 tarball and distfiles for a few packages (kernel sources, dhcp client, etc). You could also put the atl2 ethernet ebuild and distfiles on there.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2008 12:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bill Cosby wrote:
OK, I want to install Gentoo on the eeePC, but how am I supposed to start up?
The 2007.0 install cd is too old, it doesn't even recognize the SSD drive. Or am I doing something wrong here?


I plan to try the Knoppix installation way. But I will not use Knoppix but the eeexubuntu Live CD. This way I have working wifi and lan during the install. I hope it works this way but as far as I understand is the ability to chroot the only thing necessary to install using this method?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have installed gentoo on eeepc using guide from gentoo-wiki and then eee-sources. But sound do not work at all. I get "audio open error: Function not implemented".
I've tried kernel alsa, 23-25 kernels and alsa-drivers 14-16 with no success.

I do not see any complains about completely not working sound. Look like other people do not have same problems.

May be i'm doing something terribly wrong...
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ummon wrote:
Bill Cosby wrote:
OK, I want to install Gentoo on the eeePC, but how am I supposed to start up?
The 2007.0 install cd is too old, it doesn't even recognize the SSD drive. Or am I doing something wrong here?


I plan to try the Knoppix installation way. But I will not use Knoppix but the eeexubuntu Live CD. This way I have working wifi and lan during the install. I hope it works this way but as far as I understand is the ability to chroot the only thing necessary to install using this method?


I used 2007 cd, knoppix, eeexubuntu all worked flawless with usb cd-rom. You can also use netboot with eee-sources kernel.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2008 5:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dmitryilyin wrote:
I have installed gentoo on eeepc using guide from gentoo-wiki and then eee-sources. But sound do not work at all. I get "audio open error: Function not implemented".
I've tried kernel alsa, 23-25 kernels and alsa-drivers 14-16 with no success.

I do not see any complains about completely not working sound. Look like other people do not have same problems.

May be i'm doing something terribly wrong...


Damn, I forgot to add System V IPC to my kernel config ((
Not sound works fine)
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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2008 6:54 am    Post subject: asus Eee PC - a Gentoo Baptism of (f)ire... Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2008 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

merged above post here. please search before posting
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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2008 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 12:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am looking to upgrade a 2G eee surf. I am looking for something small.
I noticed eeebuntu does not even fit on the drive.
Is anyone making Gentoo stage 4's for the eee pc that they would share?
Thanks
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

turtles wrote:
I am looking to upgrade a 2G eee surf. I am looking for something small.
I noticed eeebuntu does not even fit on the drive.
Is anyone making Gentoo stage 4's for the eee pc that they would share?
Thanks


Just set up gentoo on your netbook according to the gentoo handbook :wink:
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 5:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is a 2G eeepc right now I am running puppy Linux on it that takes up less than 500MB.
I am interested in making a very bare bones Gentoo Linux that is smaller than puppy with packages I like.
Plus SSD drives are not very Gentoo friendly.
/proc/cpuinfo shows it is in Intel Celeron 800Mhz clocked down to 571Mhz

I am already using
Code:

 CHOST="i686-pc-linux-gnu"
CFLAGS="-march=pentium4 -mtune=pentium4 -pipe -O2"

on my Toshiba laptop and updates take a long time.

What are the best CFLAGS for the eee? Would the ones from my laptop work?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 5:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

turtles wrote:
It is a 2G eeepc right now I am running puppy Linux on it that takes up less than 500MB.
I am interested in making a very bare bones Gentoo Linux that is smaller than puppy with packages I like.
Plus SSD drives are not very Gentoo friendly.
/proc/cpuinfo shows it is in Intel Celeron 800Mhz clocked down to 571Mhz

I am already using
Code:

 CHOST="i686-pc-linux-gnu"
CFLAGS="-march=pentium4 -mtune=pentium4 -pipe -O2"

on my Toshiba laptop and updates take a long time.

What are the best CFLAGS for the eee? Would the ones from my laptop work?


http://en.gentoo-wiki.com/wiki/Safe_Cflags/Intel#Atom_N270.2FN280
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for that link I had forgotten about that this is actually a older eeepc pre atom.

Code:
uname -a
Linux puppypc 2.6.25.16 #1 Tue Aug 26 10:45:53 GMT-8 2008 i686 GNU/Linux


Code:
cat /proc/cpuinfo
processor       : 0
vendor_id       : GenuineIntel
cpu family      : 6
model           : 13
model name      : Intel(R) Celeron(R) M processor          800MHz
stepping        : 8
cpu MHz         : 571.386
cache size      : 64 KB
fdiv_bug        : no
hlt_bug         : no
f00f_bug        : no
coma_bug        : no
fpu             : yes
fpu_exception   : yes
cpuid level     : 2
wp              : yes
flags           : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss tm pbe nx bts
bogomips        : 1144.13
clflush size    : 64


So I think the flags I am using on my laptop will work for all the eee's.
That would make it easy for me to build them.

I am not sure where to start.
I have been reading this
on how to make a custom systemrescuecd it seems to be based on gentoo.
I have also been checking into the funtoo project's software metro and
http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/releng/catalyst/

I guess I set my criteria as being the light weight simple app's and a minimal kernel.
Then figure out the most minimal USE flags. I dont not plan on building stuff on the eee. So no need for gcc and all that.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2009 1:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a word of warning about staying with Xandros: When I tried to use Xandros on my (formerly 4GB) eeePC 900A, first thing I did was to upgrade it... and brick it during the upgrade (ran out of disk space)...
Restored from the DVD. Upgraded again. Bricked again. Wiped disk and installed eeebuntu. Now using eeebuntu with the upgraded 32G disk.

Now Ive tried to install Gentoo on my eee to have all my machines on the same flavor of Linux (despite having different architectures...). I've installed to a temporary physical HDD, and will "stage4" it to the 4G disk initially, and depend on external storage for portage and temp space...

However I've run into several issues so far... I guess this may now end up in the hardware section so making a new post there...
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 12, 2009 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm
What are you using for a kernel? (version and .config?)
What are you using in /etc/make.conf?
USE flags etc.
Are you using baselayout 1 or 2?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 12, 2009 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hardware: eeePC 900A with 1GB RAM, targeting 4GB SDD for size, though will be installing to my 32G SSD

Currently using: 2.6.31-gentoo-r6
USE="dhcpcd networkmanager laptop acpi alsa jpeg gtk opengl dbus X consolekit sse ogg vorbis dvd dvdread gnome mbox -maildir nptl nptlonly -qt4 bluetooth obex -arts"

I am actually building on the eee, not cross compiling; but using distcc when possible.

I don't have a typical install yet - installing to an external mechanical USB HDD initially, then eventually transferring to SSD. Still using baselayout1.

Current issues:
Suspend-to-RAM/Resume is unverified. Might work reliably to sdd, but the USB HDD doesn't always work.
gnome can't seem to detect when the system is idle???!?!
Using too much hard drive space for similar configuration as eeebuntu 3 NBR, already discounting extra kernel and portage tree. Target is 2.5GB with everything... Current is 11.4G - 5.2G (portage+distfiles) - 0.7G (Kernel buiild tree) = 5.5G. Ubuntu fit into my 4G SDD with 256M swap and 0.75G to spare.
Need to get eeetray or eeecontrol
Unverified: need to get eee keys working
Backlight does not turn off in idle timeout


Past issues:
NetworkManager not working (reinstall/restart dbus seems to alleviate issue)
ath5k driver broken (can't turn radio on after turning it off) (install PCIEHP into the kernel seems to make it work, with force hotplug options on command line).
hostname changes with networkmanager/dhcpcd causing X to fail - fixed by configuring a hostname

Wish list for eeebuntu 3 : wish it was Gentoo so I could use the same install tree as all my other machines (i.e., everything works in eeebuntu, except upgrades I have to pull from a different repository)
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