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=== Debian package for rt2860 ===
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== Users ==
JohnGoerzen has confirmed these things work on the 901:
== Bluetooth ==
FixMe: need info. Is the report blow that toggling it doesn't work still valid?
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 * X
 * Hardware ethernet
 * Wifi with above driver, including WPA2 and network-manager
 * Suspend/Resume
 * Hotkeys: suspend, brightness, others untested.
Performance seems to be better than the Xandros install.

ThijmenDeGooijer has confirmed these things to work on the 1000H:

 * X also on external display
 * Hardware ethernet
 * Wifi with above driver, including WPA2 and network-manager
 * Sound output, recording untested
 * Suspend/Resume to disk
 * Hotkeys: suspend, brightness, volume control (after modifying VOLUME_LABEL in /etc/default/eeepc-acpi-scripts).
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 * In order for the Wifi hotkey (Fn+F2) to work, /etc/acpi/actions/wireless.sh needs to be tweaked: replace "ath0" with "ra0" and "ath_pci" with "rt2860sta". Do this after installing the rt2860sta driver from the above link.
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 * Remember to install cpufrequtils to allow throttling, if you skipped tasksel (works like a charm with acpi_cpufreq).
 * ACPI events do work out of the box with 2.6.26 kernel — seems like the 901's ACPI implementation is less buggy than the 701's.
 * rt2860sta driver won't compile with 2.6.26 kernel (sid); use 2.6.25 (lenny) for the time being.
  * works for me - installed Debian Lenny with kernel from linux-image-2.6.26-1-686 version 2.6.26-4, I compiled rt-sta and I use it with no problems [ArturCzechowski]
 * Internal microphone does not seem to work. Most probably the 901 suffers from theh same problem as the 900. See http://wiki.debian.org/DebianEeePC/Model/900#head-1ef9e12308f2364008cb9f9871633d94ea331159 .
  * That page says that it works on the 900 with Linux-2.6.26; does it also work on 901 when using that version of Linux ?
 * The four "silver" keys (in the silver strip where the power button is) throw an ACPI event. The hotkey.sh script should reference those keys to do something useful (e.g. toggle webcam/bluetooth on/off).
 * suspend/hibernate/resume works; X with external display works (hint: edit /etc/default/eeepc-acpi-scripts for a higher resolution); LAN works.
This doesn't seem to work out-of-the-box:
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 * Display switching
 * Hotkeys: LCD off, others untested

Macks can confirm that on a 100H:
 *Works:
  *WLAN with above drivers
  *Hotkeys (after changing the /etc/default/eeepc-acpi-scripts)
  *Suspend etc.
  *ACPI etc.
  *Webcam
 *Doesn't work:
  *Front mic (haven't tried the newest alsa...)
 *Not tested
  *Bluetooth
  *Card Reader
== Power management ==
Install cpufrequtils to allow throttling (works like a charm with acpi_cpufreq).

?TableOfContents

This page summarizes the status of support for models 901, 1000 and 1000H. Please do not use it as a bug tracking system. Instead, file bugs and apply model-specific usertags as described on ["DebianEeePC/Bugs/About"].

Please put no non-model specific information on this page. The general eee-configuration page can be found in [:DebianEeePC/HowTo/Configure].

Wifi

[liable] We are working on supporting the rt2860 driver. A working source deb is now available in the eeepc.debian.net repository. The name of the package is rt2860-source and can be fetched with apt-get or your favourite package manager once you have added the repo. Instructions for adding the repository are linked from the main page of the wiki.

This can be built with module-assistant or from the tarball it installs. The easiest way is a simple

m-a prepare
m-a a-i rt2860-source 

Then install the built deb file.

To ensure that wireless still works after toggling it off and on by pressing ?FnF2:

  • put into /etc/modprobe.d/for-wireless line:

options pciehp pciehp_slot_with_bus=1 pciehp_force=1
  • add pciehp to /etc/modules to load it at boot start

Configuration

See [:DebianEeePC/HowTo/Configure] for instructions to set up the webcam, multiple displays, etc.

Hotkeys

If you want to see a message on your screen when you use a hotkey run apt-get install aosd-cat to install the OSD display'er. you then need to edit /etc/default/eeepc-acpi-scripts and change the following lines ENABLE_OSD='no' to ENABLE_OSD='yes'

If you are not going to install the latest alsa driver to get the front mic working you can change

VOLUME_LABEL='LineOut'
VOLUME_LABEL='iSpeaker'

to

VOLUME_LABEL='Master'
VOLUME_LABEL='Headphones'

See the section below about what to do if you are installing the latest alsa

Front Mic

Build and install the latest release candidate of alsa as described in ["DebianEeePC/HowTo/Sound"].

Touchpad

See ["DebianEeePC/Model/900#Touchpad"].

Bluetooth

FixMe: need info. Is the report blow that toggling it doesn't work still valid?

?IvanSanchez reports:

  • Bluetooth works OK, but only if enabled from the BIOS. There is no way (yet) of enabling/disabling it - the eeepc acpi module needs some patching (see http://forum.eeeuser.com/viewtopic.php?pid=304343). The bluetooth adapter is an USB device, much like the webcam.

Power management

Install cpufrequtils to allow throttling (works like a charm with acpi_cpufreq).