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Asus Eee PC 1005HA

Compiled and tested by Bryan A. Hussey

Introduction

As of this date, 12NOV2010, I am beginning a full wipe and install of the Asus 1005HAB Eee PC. So far, using Mandriva One Spring 2010 Edition and the KDE 4 kernal, I haven't gotten far due to the battery issues that I have had OOB. I'm running a Live CD from a bootable flash drive, which has gotten the Live off the drive environment working fairly well. I will continue updating this page as I go along, awaiting the next charger for the laptop, so may take three to four days.

Specifications

For full specifications see the Asus Eee PC 1005HA specifications page.

NameAsus Eee PC 1005HA
ProcessorIntel Atom N280/ N270
Screen10.1” WSVGA (1024×600)
GraphicsIntel GMA 500
RAMUp to 2GB
HDD160GB
Optical DriveNo
Network10/100
802.11 b/g

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibility*Comments
ProcessorUntestedAK: Works perfectly. Showed 2 CPUs in /proc/cpuinfo
ScreenTested, workingAK: Works perfectly.
HDDUntestedAK: Works perfectly.
GraphicsUntestedAK: Works perfectly.
SoundUntestedAK: Works as expected.
EthernetUntestedAK: Works perfectly.
WirelessUntestedAK: Works perfectly.
BluetoothUntestedAK: Works as expected.
USBUntestedAK: Works perfectly, both external DVD reader and mouse tested.
Card ReaderUntestedAK: Not tested.
WebcamUntestedAK: Works as expected.
Hibernate AK: Works perfectly.
Sleep AK: Works perfectly.
*NOTE- Untested only means that full function checks have not been completed. Tested, working is not a 100% guarantee that every application out there won't have any issues, remember, this is Linux in a Windows world people.
Note 2012-12-07: Comments marked “AK” are by Alan Kennington using OpenSuSE 12.2.

Notes

As always, there will be a complete install guide for MANDRIVA ONE SPRING 2010 on this system.

Summary

First stage, will compile in about a week.


Discussion

Alan U. Kennington, 2012/11/27 04:46

I tried a third time to install OpenSuSE 12.2 from DVD on the Asus Eee 1005HA PC and it worked! This time I went into the boot configuration of the installation scripts, and I added the MBR to the list of locations to install boot software to. Then everything booted wonderfully.

Now everything works on this machine. The sleep and hibernate are perfect, which is what I was most concerned about. The video (webcam) and sound work as expected with Skype. The wireless LAN works like a dream, like the LAN cable port and the USP 3G wireless dongle. Printing to an IPP printer server is fine, as is also printing directly via USB cable. The bluetooth is perfect.

I really can't find anything that doesn't work. This particular machine was infested with trojans (e.g. Festi) when it had XP on it. Now with linux, it lives a new life, without trojans and spambot zombie software.

Alan U. Kennington, 2012/11/24 11:27

I've just tried to put OpenSuSE 12.2 (the boxed set of DVDs) onto an Asus Eee 1005HA which I bought about October 2009. (I used an external DVD reader on a USB port for this.) The result was that everything was extremely easy and straightforward until the installation reached the point where it wanted to re-boot. When the re-boot was attempted from the hard disk, there was a simple message saying that the re-boot had failed. I could not find any way to get around this. I then did the entire installation again, this time using more default settings than before. But the result was still a hard disk which would not boot at all.

I'd appreciate any hints on what I could try to get the installed software to be bootable.

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