I own a 1101HA Asus EeePC and I like it very much except to the fact that it has several compabilities problems with linux. I am currently running CrunchBang 9.04 and I have managed to surpass some difficulties. So I decided to make this post to help other people solve their problems and to get some solution for myself.
Right now I managed to get wireless, video card driver and synaptics (with no multitouch). Ethernet is supposed to work too based on this but I haven't tested it yet.
Download AR81Family-linux-v126.96.36.199.tar.gz from http://partner.atheros.com/Drivers.aspx
tar -xzvf AR81Family-linux-v188.8.131.52.tar.gz cd src make sudo make install sudo insmod atl1e.ko
sudo aptitude install linux-backports-modules-jaunty
As I did not need Compiz I just needed these steps (if you wish to use Compiz follow the extra steps here):
Add this PPA to your /etc/apt/sources.list
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-mobile/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-mobile/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main
Add the GPG key to the keyring:
sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com C6598A30
sudo aptitude install psb-kernel-headers psb-firmware psb-kernel-source poulsbo-driver-3d xpsb-glx psb-modules poulsbo-driver-2d xserver-xorg-video-psb
Warning: It seems these drivers generate lockups and freezes at least for me and this user at ubuntuforums. It happens using 2.6.28-13-generic and 2.6.28-15-generic linux kernel and respective backported drivers.
Update: It seems there may be a solution here. Apparently, the problem is on the 3d psb package.
Should work ok, except the multitouch. I pretend to add the steps needed to use it here in the future.
Fn keys (Hotkeys)
Seems the most difficult to get to work. I haven't found a solution yet since eee-control, eee-applet, eeeasy scripts and acpi-support are not compatible with 1101HA and eeepc-acpi-scripts is broken in jaunty.
There are many things still missing but I think I addressed the most important ones. I will try to update this with new solutions. Please, if you have one, write a post about it.
Updated (16/10/2009): Graphics (possible solution to freeze problem)
I need some help by crunchbang developers and/or community because the fn keys really don't work and it seems it is crunchbang's (or ubuntu's) problem, because I talked to people with debian (for example) and they have it working with same packages and kernel modules installed. I am trying to get it working for days.
Thanks for your help,
I have an 1101HA too and I want to install #! on it, everything works fine, except that I don't have any network (no ethernet, no wifi)
I tried to follow your instructions but since the package build-essentials is not installed, I couldn't compile the sources of the driver.
I tried to download the package , but there's too many dependencies.
I tried to add an iso of ubuntu as a local repository ( because build-essentials is there ), but I need to have dpkg-dev installed in order tu use dpkg-scanpackages
I tried to download the packages of dpkg-dev manually, but there's also too many dependencies
I don't know what to do more, it's like i'm stuck with a pc with no connection