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Asus Eee PC 1215T

Introduction

This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Asus Eee PC 1215T laptop.

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Specifications

For full specifications see the Asus Eee PC 1215T specifications page.

NameAsus Eee PC 1215T
ProcessorAMD Athlon II Neo K125 (Single Core, 1.7GHz, 1MB L2)
Screen12.1” (1366×768) Widescreen
RAMUp to 2GB
HDDup to 320GB
Optical DriveNone
GraphicsAMD Mobility HD4250
Network10/100 Ethernet
WLAN 802.11b/g/n @2.4GHz

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorFully compatible with frequency scling inbuilt(though you may need to enable cpu_freq_scaling module at times
Screensupported
HDDsupported but hdparm doesnt seem to work or is erratic at best
Graphicsnot supported outside debian and debian based distros eg ubuntu and family
Soundworks fine
Ethernetatheros card works out of the box
Wirelesswill work out of the box
Bluetoothworks fine though not with as much functionality as under windows
ModemNot Tested
USBbetter under linux
Card Readerperfect under all OS
Webcammay not work on some base install distros out of the box rest support it well enough

Notes

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Summary

With Fedora 15 almost everything worked right from the start –except wireless. I tried every available driver both binary and complied from source and nothing worked. In the end I installed Fedora 16 beta which also does not ship with a working wireless driver, but works with the broadcom-sta driver available from the the Broadcom website.


Discussion

soheil balini, 2012/10/29 22:25

I tested nearly all distros :D

Ubuntu 12.4: not so good. graphic problem could be solved by installing gallium driver. slow wifi by changing some setting is solvable
Mint: slow
fedora 17: wifi and graphic problem (Im not so familiar with fedora)
Ubuntu 12.10: occasional wifi problem. very slow with unity
opensuse: very slow
jolicloud: unsupported. over heat problem (strange)

so I recommend to os for this laptop

1: Lubuntu 12.4: very fast. wifi is great. graphic works fine, very fast and stable (need help? email me (soheilshb@gmail.com)
2. windows 8 core version. all the things works fine and even better than win7.

Agustín, 2012/08/29 15:08

I try to install Ubuntu 12.04, and graphics is total unsupported, freeze a lot. I also test with Debian, linuxmid, Megaia and always the same,freeze.

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