Since January 24th 2008 the eee PC 4G 701-model is available in Germany. Other models are not announced.
German Eee PC's hardware does not differ from the current US-models, except for:
Everything else is the same, this means:
The German model misses some software, the following applications are not installed:
In addition to that, some system-related packages are missing, for example python-gtk2 and python-imaging. As a result, the user-partition is a little bit larger, capacity: 1420 MB. The system partition is 2353 MB.
Determine the correct name of the application you want to install:
sudo apt-get update [ENTER]
apt-cache search <part of application name> [ENTER]
sudo apt-get install <application name> [ENTER]
/home/user> apt-cache search frozen frozen-bubble - Pop out the bubbles ! fb-music-high - High quality large music files for Frozen-Bubble frozen-bubble-data - Data files for Frozen-Bubble
/home/user> sudo apt-get install frozen-bubble
The following applications do not work correctly:
Launcher Tools from http://www.3eportal.com require the packages python-gtk2 and python-image, witch are not installed on the German model.
sudo apt-get install python-gtk2 python-imaging [ENTER]
For unknown reason, the resolution of the VGA-out is limited to 1024×768. This is caused by a setting /etc/X11/xorg.conf and can be fixed easily.
Change virtual resolution:
sudo kate /etc/X11/xorg.conf [ENTER]
Replace the following entries under the line 'Section “Screen”'
Virtual 1024 768
Virtual 1680 1680
Section "Screen" Identifier "Screen1" Device "Device1" Monitor "Monitor1" DefaultDepth 24 SubSection "Display" Depth 8 Virtual 1680 1680 EndSubSection SubSection "Display" Depth 15 Virtual 1680 1680 EndSubSection SubSection "Display" Depth 16 Virtual 1680 1680 EndSubSection SubSection "Display" Depth 24 Virtual 1680 1680 EndSubSection EndSection
Note for Beryl users: If Rendering path is set to Copy when DefaultDepth is 16, Beryl will fail. This is fixed by setting DefaultDepth to 24.
To change the language from German to English: follow the manual way of: http://wiki.eeeuser.com/howto:changelanguage