Array.org Eeepc Kernel for Ubuntu
Adam McDaniel (also a user from eeeusers.com) has made a custom eeepc-optimized kernel for Ubuntu available via synaptic/apt-get. This will setup your Wifi, Microphone, and eeepc_acpi modules instantly along with a few more features.
* Access to the latest fixes not currently available in vanilla Ubuntu 8.04
* Automatic upgrades of future third-party fixes or patches
* No need to manually compile hardware modules (i.e., wireless, eeepc-acpi, etc)
Supported EeePC models include 700 series (2G, 4G, 8G), 900, 900A, 901, 1000, 1000H.
Note: your EeePC must first have Ubuntu 8.04 installed. Please see Installing Ubuntu 8.04 for instructions.
Warning: these kernel packages are not supported or endorsed by Canonical or Ubuntu directly. They're produced by a member of the community based upon the most recent Ubuntu code. Please do not go to Ubuntu or Canonical for support or help.
By default, the repository will install kernel image 2.6.24-21-eeepc, This contains the following features:
Kernel optimized for Pentium-M processors
The 40-wire UDMA patch for speeding up I/O throughput
Simplified USB_PERSIST support
The eeepc-acpi module (hotkey events)
The asus_eee module (eeepc-linux overclocking)
patched sound module (fixes internal microphone for 900 and later)
madwifi module (wireless for 900 and earlier)
rt2860sta module (wireless for 900A and later)
atl1e module (wired for 901 and later
uvcvideo module (webcam for all modules)
Current versions supported are:
Ubuntu v8.04 (Hardy Heron) - 2.6.24-21-eeepc
Ubuntu v8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) - 2.6.27-7-eeepc, 2.6.27-7-eeepc-lean
Setup & Install
For more information:
Read this page
for most recent news, package updates, changes, etc.
The kernel supports EeePCs 700, 900, 900A, 901, 1000, 1000H
If you have internet access on your EeePC, follow these setup instructions
for linking to the repository and downloading the kernel.
If you lack internet access on your EeePC (not uncommon for EeePC 901's and later, immediately after installing Ubuntu 8.04) follow these alternate setup instructions
for first downloading the kernel to restore internet access, then linking to the repository.
This kernel can be installed on any Ubuntu-based distrobution built upon v8.04 (Hardy Heron), including Eeebuntu, Xubuntu, & Kubuntu. The latest versions of Ubuntu-Eee and Eeebuntu are shipped with this kernel pre-installed.
Help and Support
An upgrade of this kernel is already in the works for the upcoming Ubuntu v8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) release, due out on October 30, 2008.
The array.org Intrepid kernel should be available very soon after that.
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