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Asus Eee PC 1225B

Introduction

This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Asus Eee PC 1225B laptop.

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Specifications

NameAsus Eee PC 1225B
ProcessorAMD Fusion APU C60 (Dual Core, 1.33GHz)
Screen11.6” (1366×768) Widescreen
RAM4GB DDR3
HDD320GB
Optical DriveNone
GraphicsAMD Radeon HD 6290
Network10/100 Ethernet
WLAN 802.11b/g/n @2.4GHz

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorFully compatible with frequency scling inbuilt
Screensupported
HDDsupported
Graphicssupported with free driver but AMD driver say hardware not reconized
Soundworks fine
Ethernetworks fine
Wirelessworks fine
Bluetoothnot reconized
USBtested usb2 not usb3
Webcamnot tested

Notes

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Summary

Tested with Xubuntu 12.04, system works fine but sleep mode and hibernate mode doesn't work with 3.2.0-26 Ubuntu kernel nor make a custom kernel.org 3.4.4.


Discussion

cucullus, 2013/12/04 22:23

The only problem is that wifi led is always on. Everything works like a charm with modern kernels.

André, 2013/05/21 08:22

Just a supplementary information on using a more recent kernel: 3.8. I have installed xubuntu 13.04 and all acpi-like problems we had with the 3.2 kernel are a thing of the past. All functions we use work perfectly well, suspend, close-the-lid, the blue function-buttons, everything. I can really recommend this netbook

Peer Gynt, 2013/08/20 22:34

How about Fn+F2 to turn off wireless card? In my 1225b is not working and i need this.
Also Fn+F8 (toggle touchpad) work, other Fn keys are ok.

André, 2013/05/21 08:18

I want just to supplement my last entry with some info about a 3.8 kernel. I have installed xubuntu 13.04, and all the acpi-kind of problems are a thing of the past.
Suspend, the blue Fn-button functions, every thing works, now really like a charm. And this even without fiddling. Great. I can recommend this netbook.

ceekay, 2012/11/30 12:15

Hello,
every discribed bug is still avaiable in ubuntu 12.10!
Its stupid, i bought this laptop and i thought the asus laptops should have a good linux compatibility. - wrong, this eeepc works only with the windows 7 COMPLETELY fine.
The biggest failure in my opinion is the acpi problem.
Ok, you can solve it temporarely with adding some commands in different files an the laptop shuts down correctly. But don't forget, you have to use the standby mode only in case of disconnected power supply. If you connect the laptop to power then he will go to sleep mode but dont wake up from there…
Its hopeless to use ubuntu on this type of laptop..
br
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twistedLucidity, 2012/11/17 18:40

This bug should be sorted in 12.10, not sure if older kernels will get fixed.

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/951143

Andre, 2012/10/29 13:04

We run this net-book with Linux Mint Debian Edition with Xfce, kernel 3.2 64bit. It works like a charm - almost everything.
The only disappointment: the ACPI functions work badly. There is some mighty fiddling required to get at least the “Suspend” function to work partially. Research on the Internet is required. Forget about “Hibernate”. Some of the blue special keys are not working as well, but that's not too important.

The general impression, however, is very good.

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