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Linux can be installed on this laptop, but the Intel GMA 500 (“Poulbos”) driver is problematic. Intel is apparently working on a new driver, and hopefully it will work on this netbook.
For full specifications see the Asus Eee PC 1011HA specifications page.
|Name||Asus Eee PC 1011HA|
|Processor||Intel Atom Z520|
|Screen||11.6” WXGA (1366×768) with Color-Shine (Glare-type)|
|Graphics||Intel GMA 500|
|RAM||Up to 2GB|
|Graphics||Intel GMA 500 aka “Poulbos”|
|Sound||yes||doesn't resume after hibernate|
|Wireless||yes||ath5k kernel module|
|Webcam||yes||uvcvideo kernel module|
Fedora 11 and 12 run OK on this laptop, but with some reservations: I have never been able to get the Poulbos driver working, hence I am running it with VESA 800×600, which is obviously rather disappointing. See this blog entry by Adam Williams for detailed info on GMA 500 support in Fedora Intel GMA500 (Poulsbo) on Fedora 11 (with working 3D/compiz support)
Under Fedora 11, WiFi doesn't resume after hibernate; under F12, this works as it should.