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Asus Eee PC 1000HE


One Day Computing…almost. With a little tweaking, everything works fine and about 7-8 hours of battery life is doable.

This page is just for discussing using Linux on the Asus Eee PC 1000HE. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the Asus Eee PC 1000HE page on LapWik.


For full specifications see the Asus Eee PC 1000HE specifications page.

NameAsus Eee PC 1000HE
ProcessorIntel® Atom N280 1.66Ghz
Screen10.2“ WSVGA Widescreen
RAMUp to 1GB
Optical DriveNone
GraphicsIntel GMA 950
Network10/100 Ethernet
802.11b/802.11g/802.11n wireless LAN mini PCI-E card

Linux Compatibility

ProcessorWorkingout of the box
ScreenWorkingout of the box
HDDWorkingout of the box
GraphicsWorking3d Support and 1024×600 ok
SoundWorkinghda intel
WirelessWorking ath9k / WPA personal / 54mbit
Bluetoothworks but needs more testinghad to enable BT by hand, the openSuse packages I installed appear to support audio and input only, may be software/package related
ModemNot Tested well, no Modem here…
USBall ports workingout of the box
Card ReaderWorkingout of the box
WebcamWorkingneeds to e enabled in BIOS to be recognized, works with lvcview


Installed Distro: openSUSE 11.1 - 32 bit / Kernel: i686 currently running KDE 4.2.2 as Windowmanager. Desktop effects working (Cube).
Setting up a dual booting system with XP home via grub was easy. Minor problems with the fixed size of certain windows not displaying fully in 1024×600 (Amarok 1.4.10 configuration e.g). Other than that, no showstoppers found. There is an EEEPc related Repository for open SuSE 11.1 here:



stallman, 2010/02/19 03:53

hi, harry, the wireless work well in my Eee PC 1000 HE with ubuntu , but just remind that the wireless does not support WEP 64 bit very well. I used ubuntu 9.04 before , and linux deepin ( a customized ubuntu 9.12) now.

harry, 2010/02/11 07:58

I installed ubuntu 9.10 nbr to but my wireless does not work. After install you notice all the issues and fixes, but as far as I know they require hacking around in Terminal. I'm not a real advanced nerd so that means no ubuntu and a couple of wasted days…
Maybe suzy is better…

lecho, 2010/02/15 18:33

Hi On my eeepc all worked outofthebox, really! But I turned over to xp cause of the longer batterie life and easier handling (for me) Therefore i use xpud 0.92 on a sd card to boot within the boot menu… that rocks!

;-) lecho

lecho, 2009/11/18 12:57

I installed ubuntu 9.10 nbr (netbook release) and all worked out of the box. Function keys, webcam, bluetooth, wlan, sound.
Further I tried xpud 0.9 (latest at google code) with wlan WPA encryption. And: MacPup latest distro (I try to get all working this time)

So long, lecheee ;-)

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