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Asus Eee PC 904HA


This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Asus Eee PC 904HA laptop.

This guide is intended to provide you details on how well this laptop works with Linux and which modules you need to configure. For details on how to actually install and configure the required modules have a look at our guides section for distribution specific instructions.

This page is just for discussing using Linux on the Asus Eee PC 904HA. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the Asus Eee PC 904HA page on LapWik.

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For full specifications see the Asus Eee PC 904HA specifications page.

NameAsus Eee PC 904HA
ProcessorIntel Atom N270 1.6Ghz
Screen8.9“ WSVGA Widescreen
RAM1GB (Upgradable to 2GB)
HDD80GB to 160GB
Optical DriveNone
GraphicsIntel Graphics Media Accelerator 950
NetworkEthernet, 802.11b/g

Linux Compatibility

Optical DriveWorks
Card ReaderNot Tested


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Eleanor, 2014/05/24 08:25

Ok. I have updated it to the last but one bios and it is fine, and after some searching I find it is the last bios update that causes issues with the ACPI driver and is related to being able to run Windows 7 and installing an SSD (I think). So I'm sticking with the second to last bios - but I do want to upgrade it to Windows 7, so does anyone know if there was an ACPI driver released that worked? I think I read somewhere that the Microsoft one worked best. Don't want to mess it up!

Eleanor, 2014/05/23 08:14

Easypeasy no longer supported by the way, but Xubuntu 12.04 long term support runs very well. I have just acquired an excellent 904HA which has only been used a couple of times. I'm wanting to upgrade the hard drive to an SSD and wondering if there is a need to upgrade the bios first (as you have to with the smaller netbooks). If so, does anyone have any experience of the bios versions on this model please? The last time I upgraded one of these to the latest bios it developed a major fault in that it wouldn't turn off and just kept turning itself on again - now whether that particular one had a virus or something I don't know, but am reluctant to upgrade to the last bios and wondered if anyone has a) upgraded bios on this model (and to which bios version) and b) upgraded it to an ssd without upgrading bios as well. Thanks

QM, 2009/03/04 21:38

Please look at this distro that is specially designed for Asus EEE netbooks (for all models) with preconfigured drivers etc.

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