[PLUG-TALK] [PLUG] eee pc box

Jeme A Brelin jeme at brelin.net
Thu Jan 15 14:53:39 PST 2009


On Thu, 15 Jan 2009, Keith Lofstrom wrote:
> What wireless card?  LSPCI shows:
>   Network controller: RaLink Unknown device 0781
> for what I presume is the wireless adapter.  On the side of the
> box are these device descriptions:
>  AzureWave     FCC id
>    AW-NE766    VQF-RT2700E
>    AW-NE771    PPD-AR5B91
>
> More to learn.  Linux compatability unknown.  If I use the wireless
> at all, it will be as an access point - if possible.  If not, I will
> turn it off.

I'd love to know if there are proper Linux drivers for this.

> What video display?  /var/log/Xorg.0.log shows an Intel 945GME Express 
> (or possibly a 943/940GML ) chipset.  The drivers from lsmod look like 
> the /might/ be i915 and intel_agp ... more investigation needed.  I have 
> a 1400x1050 LCD display that came up as 1024x768.  If I installed it for 
> real, I'm pretty sure I could match the LCD.  The Splashtop only offers 
> a choice of 7 resolutions, but the 1440x1050 choice looks OK. WinXP 
> connects to the LCD at 1400x1050.

Sure, if Windows can do it, so can Linux.   However, the HP desktop 
machine I was given at the university has the same graphics hardware and I 
can't get it to do anything sensible with the display (an old 17inch CRT). 
The resolutions is all wrong and attempts to make it otherwise have so far 
been fruitless.

> Audio?  LSPCI says:
>     Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family)  \
>            High Definition Audio Controller (rev 02)
>
> I don't know how well that works, I haven't hooked it up.

This is also the audio in my office desktop and Debian Sid works fine.

Thanks for the report, Keith!

If the wireless works, I'd love to know.   Also, if you can give some idea 
of video performance running fullscreen H.264 video, that'd be great.

J.



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