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Eee PC Models

Many pages on this wiki were written when only the earliest models were available. We will update those pages to include details for other models as needed. For example, our ../HowTo/Install should cover all models for which the installer has support. The following pages should not be used to avoid updating those pages or filing appropriate bugs with model-specific usertags (see ../Bugs/About), but instead should summarize the status of work on model-specific issues. In time, we should scrub away as many of these differences as possible by letting the software do all of the work.

If your exact model is not listed here, see the new comparison page at the Asus site.

Unsupported models

Asus releases so many models in short time that it is difficult to catch up with supporting them. As Asus does not care if the hardware is well supported by free drivers this task can become very difficult. So we decided not to support the Eee Box line. This model is more like a conventional PC.

Similarly, we don't (presently) fully support EeePCs which use Poulsbo; see this bug for the reason why. See also this page for models with Atom Z5XX series CPUs.

Differences between models

Hardware differences

This table aims to compile the different hardware drivers and issues known to the different models. Latest models may have hardware elements in common with any other model, so this table may be a start point for troubleshooting issues with new models.

Hardware differences that are totally transparent to the system (processor type or amount of RAM) won't be displayed here. (For compatibility information, see the colour key below.)

Networking

Input

Graphics

Ethernet

WLAN

Bt

3G

Silver hotkeys

Touchpad

32-bit (i386)

2G Surf (700)

Atheros L2

Atheros AR2425

No

yes

None

Elantech

GMA900

701

no

Synaptics

900

6-byte Synaptics

900A

Atheros L1E

Elantech

GMA950

901GO

Huawei EM770 or Huawei E620

4

1000HGO

Yes

Huawei E620

1000HD

Atheros L2

no

6-byte Synaptics

901, 1000, 1000H

Atheros L1E

Ralink RT2860

Elantech

904HD

Atheros

No

6-byte Synaptics

701SD

Realtek 8187

None

Elantech

GMA900

1000HE

Atheros AR928X or Ralink RT2860

Yes

4

GMA950

1002HA

Atheros AR928X

1

1005HA

Atheros L1C

Synaptics

1008HA

2?

???

1001HA

Ralink RT3090

???

???

???

1101HA

Atheros AR928X

GMA500

1201HA

1201N

Realtek 8192SE

???

???

Synaptics

GeForce 9400M (ION - nvac) *)

1005PR

Atheros AR8132

Atheros AR9285

No

?

?

?

GMA3150 (Intel N10)

64-bit (i386,amd64)

1001P

Atheros L1C

Atheros AR928X or AR2427

Yes

No

1

Synaptics

GMA3150 (Intel N10)

1005P

Atheros AR2427

1005PE

Atheros AR928X or AR2427

???

1015PE

Broadcom BCM4313

2

Elantech

1215P

No

None

Synaptics

1215T

Atheros AR928X

Yes

2

Radeon HD 4200

Note: Silver hotkey count does not include the power button.

Note: “6-byte Synaptics” may be Elantech.

Note: See here for more information about possible problems with the front microphone.

Note: The 1005PE as sold in Japan also has the Atheros wireless card with PCI ID 168c:002c. It also does not support 1000MBit Ethernet (even though it is also an Atheros L1C card).

Note: *) Nvidia ION should work reasonably with linux >= 2.6.34-rc1, libdrm >= 2.4.18+ (>= 2.4.20+ recommended) and nouveau >= git20100305. 3D drivers are under development. You can try Mesa git.

ION should also work with Debian Squeeze packages which are older than the above but have patches to make at least 2D usable.

WLAN

Module

Interface

802.11

Min. kernel version

Atheros AR2425

madwifi

ath0

b, g

2.6.26-1 (lenny)

ath5k

wlan0

2.6.32

Atheros AR2427

ath9k

2.6.32-9

Atheros AR928X

ath9k

b, g, n-draft?

2.6.28-1?

Ralink RT2860

rt2860sta

ra0 (< 2.6.32)

b, g, n-draft

2.6.29-1

wlan0 (≥ 2.6.32)

rt2800pci

wlan0

in development (2.6.35-rc*)

Ralink RT3090

rt3090sta

wlan0

b, g, n?

2.6.32-6

rt2800pci

wlan0

in development (2.6.35-rc*?)

Realtek 8187

rtl8187se

b, g?

2.6.29-1

Realtek 8192SE

rtl8192se

wlan0

b, g?

???

Broadcom BCM4313

brcm80211

wlan0

b, g, n

2.6.32-23

Ethernet

Module

Speed*

Min. kernel version

Atheros L1C

atl1c

10, 100, 1000?

2.6.29-1, 2.6.32-11

Atheros L1E

atl1e

10, 100, 1000

2.6.26-1 (lenny)

Atheros L2

atl2

10, 100

2.6.28-1

* Speed information is taken from various sources, including the kernel configuration help text.


Fully-supported model

Fully-supported hardware

Some full support

Partial or pending support

Non-free

Not working

Unconfirmed

Unknown

ACPI differences

This table aims to compile the differences that the eeepc_laptop module sees between models. When the kernel module is loaded, it sends an ACPI command that probes the capabilities ("control methods supported") of the eeepc it is running on. This can be seen by running dmesg | grep eee.

/!\ Newer models require acpi_osi="!Windows 2009" (or acpi_osi="Linux") in order to allow eeepc_laptop to be loaded. The difference which this makes is that the BIOS's WMI code, required for Windows 7, is disabled in favour of the older interface which eeepc_laptop uses.

Model

Control methods supported

701

0x?101711

701SD

900

901

0x6101713

901GO

0x?181711

1002HA

0x?101713

1000HGO

0x?301713

1000HE

0x?301713

1005HA

0xe101711

1008HA

0x???????

Newer kernels will add some extra options if present but the BIOS doesn't report them. If any are added, the kernel log will contain at least one of the following four lines:

eeepc_laptop: LID (1000000) not reported by BIOS, enabling anyway
eeepc_laptop: TYPE (2000000) not reported by BIOS, enabling anyway
eeepc_laptop: PANELPOWER (4000000) not reported by BIOS, enabling anyway
eeepc_laptop: TPD (8000000) not reported by BIOS, enabling anyway

The meaning of those control methods bitmaps can be better understood by looking at the CM_ASL_* constants in the source code of the eeepc_laptop kernel module. From right to left, the bits mean:

Some of these control methods control whether the control files (some of the files in /sys/devices/platform/eeepc) are created or not; some are created anyway.

It is currently unknown if adding hardware (i.e. bluetooth on the 900, 3G modem on the 901) affects the control methods – if so, it would mean that the BIOS is quite smart when it comes to autodetecting new specific hardware – but removing hardware appears to cause no change. (This has been tested by removing the WLAN card from a 901.)