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Asus Eee PC T101MT


ASUS Eee T101MT is a tablet PC from ASUS. This short guide made for describe compatibility with GNU/Linux and some issues in installation.

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For full specifications see the Asus Eee PC T101MT specifications page.

NameAsus Eee PC T101MT
ProcessorIntel® Atom™ Pineview-M N450/N570
Screen10.1“ WSVGA
RAMUp to 2GB
HDDup to 320GB (probably - up to 1.5Tb)
Optical DriveNone
GraphicsIntel GMA 3150
NetworkEthernet Atheros AR8132
WiFi Atheros AR9285
TouchscreeneGalax USB

Linux Compatibility

ProcessorFullout of box
ScreenFullout of box
HDDFullout of box
GraphicsFullout of box
SoundFullout of box
WirelessFullout of box
BluetoothNot Testedi think there is no bluetooth. At least in my device
ModemNoneThere is no 56k modem
USBFullout of box
Card ReaderFullout of box
WebcamFullout of box
TouchscreenFullby using eGalax and evdev driver
MultitouchNot Tested


Tested with ALT Linux Ark 5.0 and Debian Squeeze (testing).

Average time of work without plugged power adapter - 5.5 hours with middle brightness of screen and WiFi on.

For touchscreen can be used both X11 evdev driver and eGalax official binary drivers. If you cant use evdev driver (for example - you cannot remove deprecated HAL and use xorg.conf.d) you should use binary driver eGalax:

eGalax drivers is here:

Drivers from eGalax includes some tools such as calibration. Installator is script and need /etc/X11/xorg.conf file.

This file can be generated by command:

Xorg -configure

This command will make configuration file for current hardware and will show full path to this file. This file must be moved to /etc/X11/xorg.conf
After this operation install script for eGalax driver and tools can be runned.
End step - comment strings in evdev configuration file in xorg.cond.d directory that makes tablet and touchscreen work with evdev driver for normal work of touchscreen (without fast click at up-left part of screen by touching to screen).

Also in case of eGalax driver need to comment section “evdev tablet catchhall” in /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-evdev.conf or cursor will move to left-top corner automatically. For working touchscreen section “evdev touchscreen catchhall” must be active.


Very good tablet PC. But need to find good desktop environment for use this computer as tablet - for example need configuration for fast screen rotation and call screen keyboard.
Debian GNU/Linux is best choice for this tablet PC. Also Windows 7 Satrter (pre-installed OS) is very bad for tablet PCs - too slow and have no good tools for using in tablet mode.


Paddy, 2017/08/03 16:51

Linux Mint 17.1 32bit xfce, works fully. Installed on an old ssd, this probably helps.

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