This page briefly documents Debian on Asus Eee PC models 1001P, 1001PX, 1005P and 1005PE. These are 64-bit Atom netbooks using the Intel "Pine Trail" chipset. You can install either amd64 or i386 architecture.
Please don't use this page to track bugs. File bugs instead, tagging them with model-specific usertags as described on our About Bugs page, then link to Debian bug numbers in the Model tables as needed.
It is recommended to install Squeeze, as this contains up-to-date drivers for this model.
Use the Standard Installer HowTo.
Alternatively, you may wish to install Lenny, but beware that you will not have a network during the install and need to upgrade your kernel using a kernel backport for that to work.
The old custom installer image described in our Install HowTo is not recommended, as it is a network-based installer and lacks drivers for this model.
To fix a problem with the wrong bus being used to hotplug ethernet/wifi, you will need to upgrade your BIOS, otherwise ethernet will not show up in lspci and no wifi access points will be visible. See the BIOS Upgrade HowTo for details.
Also, check the Model tables for any issues that apply to this/these model(s).
Some models may require a workaround for sound to operate properly :
- One symptom is that while internal speakers work fine, plugging in headphones does not (confirmed on 1001PX with 2.6.32-17 kernel).
- on 1001PX with 2.6.32-5 kernel, there is no sound at all without the fix
To fix, you need to specify 'model=lifebook' when loading the snd-hda-intel module. To apply this workaround, close all sound-using applications and:
echo "options snd-hda-intel model=lifebook" >>/etc/modprobe.d/zz-local.conf modprobe -r snd-hda-intel modprobe snd-hda-intel
This solution was found in the Ubuntu bug for the issue: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/580183. FixMe: file Debian bug and cross-reference the Ubuntu bug.
Requires acpi_osi="!Windows 2009" or acpi_osi="Linux" else eeepc-laptop won't be loaded.
To make this change permanent, edit the GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX option in /etc/default/grub as follows:
Be careful to specify quotes as shown. If you boot the installer with this option, it will be added incorrectly to /etc/default/grub as: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="acpi_osi="Linux"" which you then need to fix as indicated above.
- CPU is an Atom N450; both i386 and amd64 work on this
- Intel graphics (GMA3150?; kernel i915 driver works)
- Wireless (Atheros; see discussion above)
- Ethernet (Attansic, using the atl1c driver; presumed working)
- Bluetooth (USB, using btusb; working)
- Webcam (USB, using uvcvideo; working)
- SD/MMC card reader (USB; working)
My 1005P shipped with a 250GB Seagate mechanical HDD, containing some kind of Windows 7 installer (which broke), splashtop (sde3) and something for the BIOS (the "quick boot" thing?):
# grep sde /proc/partitions 8 64 244198584 sde 8 65 104857600 sde1 8 66 128834560 sde2 8 67 10485760 sde3 8 68 17088 sde4 # parted /dev/sde print Disk geometry for /dev/sde: 0.000-238475.179 megabytes Disk label type: msdos Minor Start End Type Filesystem Flags 1 1.000 102401.000 primary ntfs boot 2 102401.000 228216.000 primary ntfs 3 228216.000 238456.000 primary fat32 hidden 4 238456.000 238472.688 primary Information: Don't forget to update /etc/fstab, if necessary. # file -s /dev/sde* /dev/sde: x86 boot sector /dev/sde1: x86 boot sector, code offset 0x52, OEM-ID "NTFS ", sectors/cluster 8, reserved sectors 0, Media descriptor 0xf8, heads 255, hidden sectors 2048, dos < 4.0 BootSector (0x80) /dev/sde2: x86 boot sector, code offset 0x52, OEM-ID "NTFS ", sectors/cluster 8, reserved sectors 0, Media descriptor 0xf8, heads 255, hidden sectors 209717248, dos < 4.0 BootSector (0x80) /dev/sde3: x86 boot sector, code offset 0x58, OEM-ID "MSDOS5.0", sectors/cluster 16, reserved sectors 34, Media descriptor 0xf8, heads 255, hidden sectors 467386368, sectors 20971520 (volumes > 32 MB) , FAT (32 bit), sectors/FAT 10231, rootdir cluster 20656, reserved3 0x800000, serial number 0x86f4d40a, unlabeled /dev/sde4: BIOS (ia32) ROM Ext. (3*512)