Ubuntu-mid on Asus Eee PC 701
On Fri, Sep 26, 2008 at 05:31:37PM -0600, Stewart Midwinter wrote:
> Just for a lark I tried this distro on my original Eee PC. I used dd to
> push the image over to a 1 GB USB key, and booted off it.
> When the desktop came up I noticed a few things...
> - the fonts were VERY large. I was unable to figure out how to reduce the
> size of the default font
Possibly the dpi values are incorrect; a common thing that causes
incorrect dpi is incorrect EDID. xdpyinfo shows your dpi. If it seems
out of wack (96 would be normal) then look in your /var/log/Xorg.0.log
- search for /edid/i typically. If the edid isn't listed, then you can
use the read-edid package to do 'get-edid | parse-edid'. The thing to
check is if the EDID screen dimensions are accurate. If it turns out
this is the case, the workaround is to specify your screen settings in
your xorg.conf; for the fix, see wiki.ubuntu.com/X/Quirks.
IIRC the Eee PC uses the -intel driver? Check if that got loaded
properly or if it's using -vesa or something.
> - the touchpad is not recognized, but a USB mouse is
Look at your `lshal` to start with. Also, check `dmesg` to see if at
least the kernel is recognizing it. `xinput list` will show if X is
noticing it at all. It may just need an fdi file to specify the
driver to use (evdev I guess?)
> At this point the distro is not very suited to the Eee PC. (Not that it was
> intended to be, either).
You didn't mention if you tried a hardy or an intrepid image; especially
for the input devices there's been changes between hardy and intrepid.
It could be fruitful to try both versions.
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