Year: 2008

  • Wifi roaming on the move

    Preface: legal stuff Depending on where you live, use of random open wifi networks might be considered illegal. Although I know of no law in my country against doing this, where you live, things may be different, so educate yourself before following my example. Wifi roaming on the move For the past year I have […]

  • Bits from the Debian Eee PC team, autumn 2008

    Some brief highlights of the last three months of Debian Eee PC development. Thermal and ACPI breakage resolved in 2.6.26-7 We’re pleased to see that in the upload to Sid of linux-image-2.6.26-1-686 version 2.6.26-7, the pair of 2.6.26 bugs we’ve been tracking that have made it difficult for Eee users to upgrade their systems have […]

  • Bits from the Debian Eee PC team, summer 2008

    As always, we’re doing lots of interesting and significant things and have more good ideas than we have people to do the work.  If you have an Eee PC or are planning to get one, or are otherwise interested in our work, some of which has uses beyond just the Eee, here are some highlights: […]

  • Sister project in Ubuntu to Debian Eee PC

    I was pleased to learn through Christer Edwards of the existence of a sister project in Ubuntu to our Debian Eee PC project. I followed up on his invitation to drop in on their irc channel and introduce myself. I’ve been looking over the bugs listed on their TODO to see if any are applicable […]

  • Install Debian on your Eee PC over wireless

    Installing Debian on your Eee PC is even easier now, as the option to install over wireless is now present in our custom debian-installer image. Also, the new installer automates installation of many more things than prior releases, so wireless, acpi hotkeys and suspend all ‘just work’ out of the box. Two barriers remain to […]

  • Using wiki.debian.org for project management

    From the start of the DebianEeePC project, we have used a combination of the irc channel and our wiki site to our great advantage. The DebianEeePC/HowTo/Install document has been actively maintained as we go, serving not only as a good reference for new users, but also for existing users and developers to see where improvements […]

  • Bits from the Debian Eee PC team

    In the past few months in the Debian-EeePC team, a number of interesting things have been happening. Progress has been made to ensure the Eee’s drivers get merged upstream. Chris Snook from Red Hat has taken over atl2 upstream and has started merging it with the atl1 driver to make a unified atlx driver that […]