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  * Post instructions in wiki for rebuilding d-i installer for the Eee   * Post instructions in wiki for rebuilding d-i installer for the Eee, i.e. ["../HowTo/CustomInstaller"]


Make ACPI work natively in Debian

  • Short term: using eeepc-acpi-scripts package
    • This has been packaged and uploaded is in NEW
    • Now we need to do a file release of the code on Alioth and/or put it in git
    • Rebuild custom installer to include eeepc-acpi module and eeepc-acpi-scripts package
  • Long term: Help Asus merge ACPI upstream
    • asus-acpi (and therefore eeepc-acpi which is a fork) are deprecated; work with the asus-laptop maintainer to merge patches for the Eee

Improve installer for Eee

  • Short term: using custom d-i installer
    • Post instructions in wiki for rebuilding d-i installer for the Eee, i.e. ["?../HowTo/CustomInstaller"]

      • based on: ["DebianInstaller/Modify/CustomKernel"]
    • Incorporate steps documented in ["../HowTo/Install"]
      • Wireless
      • Camera
      • ACPI (hotkeys)
      • Misc. conf fixes, workarounds
        • won't shutdown
        • silence hdd errors
  • Long term: ensure kernel & related packages support Eee natively so that standard d-i installer supports Eee without modification


  • Short term: fork madwifi package and make available in an unofficial Debian repository
    • Replace the repacked image linked from the install howto with a properly packaged and versioned one built from source
  • Mid term: assist with or at least track progress of madwifi merging the support for the Eee's chipset upstream
  • Long term: ath5k
    • This is the only viable solution for support in Debian proper as ath5k is DFSG free whereas madwifi is not nor will it ever be.
    • We need someone to look into this. Is anyone working on this? Is there an upstream bug#? Does anyone have the expertise to help add support themselves?

Project management

  • Make regular passes through all wiki pages to keep up to date (don't be afraid to prune out outdated/redundant material ... the wiki revision system keeps old copies)
  • Check forum.eeeuser.com, wiki.eeeuser.com, etc. to glean from the collected wisdom of the broader Eee community things that will help us
  • Use our git repository for group maintained packages


  • Find a sane solution for OSD display
    • Write a script to disable/enable external monitor (xrandr?)
  • change actions/hotkey.sh to use #!/bin/bash since it uses bashisms
  • Keep changes in this package to a minimum and rely as much as possible on existing solutions in Debian. That is, the Eee is no different from other laptops in its need for the things the package provides, so custom Eee solutions should only be made to accomodate for the differences between the Eee hardware and other hardware. Also, upstream solutions are better and preferred over changes made here. So where possible, file bugs upstream (kernel & modules such as the asus-laptop module).