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> SL 6.1 on Asus Eee PC 1215b, Seeking help on installing SL 6.1 on Asu
manmath
 Posted: Oct 30 2011, 02:28 AM
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I've an Asus EEE PC 1215b that comes with an AMD Fusion C-50 APU. I want to use this netbook for hd playback and some office task. Please inform me if SL 6.1 can support this hardware. If not, please suggest me the workarounds.

Here's the lspci info of the same taken on linuxmint:
00:00.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 14h Processor Root Complex
00:01.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Device 9804
00:01.1 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc Wrestler HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 6250/6310]
00:04.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 14h Processor Root Port
00:05.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 14h Processor Root Port
00:11.0 SATA controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 SATA Controller [AHCI mode]
00:12.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller
00:12.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller
00:13.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller
00:13.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller
00:14.0 SMBus: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 SMBus Controller (rev 42)
00:14.2 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA) (rev 40)
00:14.3 ISA bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 LPC host controller (rev 40)
00:14.4 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge (rev 40)
00:15.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 0)
00:15.2 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc Device 43a2
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 12h/14h Processor Function 0 (rev 43)
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 12h/14h Processor Function 1
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 12h/14h Processor Function 2
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 12h/14h Processor Function 3
00:18.4 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 12h/14h Processor Function 4
00:18.5 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 12h/14h Processor Function 6
00:18.6 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 12h/14h Processor Function 5
00:18.7 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 12h/14h Processor Function 7
01:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller (rev 01)
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications AR8152 v2.0 Fast Ethernet (rev c1)
07:00.0 USB Controller: ASMedia Technology Inc. ASM1042 SuperSpeed USB Host Controller
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manmath
 Posted: Oct 30 2011, 04:10 AM
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Tried SL 6.1 LiveCD. The netbook could not boot at all. Fiddled around disabling wifi, bth, c6 mode, acpi=off, nomodeset and all available workarounds. No success. Anybody, any idea, please...
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 Posted: Nov 4 2011, 12:07 AM
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Went back to Debian Squeeze Debian Squeeze on Asus 1215B. Got almost everything working except hotkeys. Respected members please notify me when scientific linux is ready for such hardware, cos I really want to move to SL for its great stability and longer support period.
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QUOTE (manmath @ Nov 3 2011, 08:07 PM)
Went back to Debian Squeeze Debian Squeeze on Asus 1215B. Got almost everything working except hotkeys. Respected members please notify me when scientific linux is ready for such hardware, cos I really want to move to SL for its great stability and longer support period.


I thought someone had SL on various netbooks around here....hmmm...but sure, hope to see you back here!


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manmath
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Thanks Joutlan! It would be great if a community member compiles a kernel for the latest Eee models.
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 Posted: Nov 4 2011, 06:31 PM
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QUOTE (joutlan @ Nov 4 2011, 02:47 AM)

I thought someone had SL on various netbooks around here....hmmm...but sure, hope to see you back here!

Here is an overview which models are supported by Fedora: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Eee_PC
Should be applicable to SL6 too. For the models 70x to 100x hardware seems to be fully supported (model 901 needs kmod-rt2860 from elrepo for WLAN access). I myself have SL6.1 running on EeePC 901.

Do you have already tried to create a LiveUSB stick from SL6.1 LiveCD ISO by the https://fedorahosted.org/liveusb-creator/ and boot from it?


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manmath
 Posted: Nov 5 2011, 01:05 AM
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Thanks Joka!

I read Fedora Eee PC wiki. It has support from the earliest models to 1201 series. But the Eee PC platform has been totally changed in 1215 series, the popular models in this series are:

#1 1215b (most popular model, based on amd fusion platform)
#2 1215n (dual atom with nvidia graphics)
#3 1215t (amd nile platform with radeon graphics)
#4 1215p (kind of all intel atom dual)

Of all the models above, only 1215p has great support in Linux. And it works quite well on Fedora as well as Scientific Linux. Even my friend got it working on his SL 5.7 installation.

Having that said I am waiting for SL 6.2. I am hopeful it will resolve some issues.
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 Posted: Nov 19 2011, 10:38 PM
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I've installed SL6.1 on an ASUS eeePC, everything is running fine except the cabled network connection.
The network controller is called "Atheros Communications AR8152 v2.0 Fast Ethernet" and it looks like there is no driver for it. The 'ifconfig' command doesn't show any eth0, only a wlan0. (because the wireless connection is running fine) The same with the nm-tool command.

Before installing SL i was running Fedora 15 on the same machine and the cabled network connection was running without trouble. So there has to be a driver for this device in Fedora, but not in SL.

I think it should be possible to get this Fedora driver running on SL 6.1 also, but i don't know what to do to manage this. I'm not so experienced in Linux.
I tried to search the Fedora repositories for Atheros and AB8152 but without success.
I also tried to find any linux driver from Atheros using Google but also without success.

Does anybody have an idea what to do?

Thank you





EDIT:
- Problem solved -
After a bit of researching i now have found this solution:
The required driver for the wired network was present on my SL 6.1 installation but not fully installed resp. not started.

The command 'nm-tool' on my Fedora-Installation mentioned above told me that the driver for the cabled network (working on Fedora) is called "atl1c".

On my SL installation i also found this driver and in addition a driver called "atl1e".
I tried to install "atl1c" using 'modprobe' and nothing happened. But when i installed the "atl1e" by 'modprobe' my SL started to connect to the cabled network - with success!
'echo atl1e >> /etc/modules' made the driver loading on system boot up.
Now the 'nm-tool' command says that the driver is called "atheros_eth" - but it works and everything is fine.


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 Posted: Nov 28 2011, 12:36 PM
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Hi hochleithner,
thanks for info, i'm sure other EEE users will be very gratefull! smile.gif

cheers,


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manmath
 Posted: Nov 28 2011, 03:12 PM
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Dear members, here I'd like to clarify one thing - not all Eee PC models are same. And eee pc 1215b is altogether a different beast than 1215n or 1215p. The earlier models with 101* or 1201* are different platforms. So, please don't dilute the topic. I know all the models except 1215b has great support in linux. Let's focus on 1215b.
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manmath
 Posted: Jan 4 2012, 09:40 AM
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Would anybody please throw some idea if the upcoming Scientific Linux 6.2 will work on my Asus EEE PC 1215B out of the box? Cos I came to know that this point version is actually major upgrade from the previous version. or is it?
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 Posted: Jan 11 2012, 10:00 AM
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I also have the 1215b. I was able to boot from the LiveDVD/CD. Only thing is system couldn't find eth0. And when even trying to install from the LiveCD/DVD it crashes after I think the second screen. Can't remember the error, but I installed Fedora 16 XFCE and I was able to get the wireless working and the sound worked out of the box too. So I've decided to use Fedora on my netbook since fedora it's a newer type netbook, until there's a work a round or a fix for SL. I also did install squeeze on my netbook but never got the sound working.


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QUOTE (feedmebits @ Jan 11 2012, 03:00 PM)
I also have the 1215b. I was able to boot from the LiveDVD/CD. Only thing is system couldn't find eth0. And when even trying to install from the  LiveCD/DVD it crashes after I think the second screen. Can't remember the error, but I installed Fedora 16 XFCE and I was able to get the wireless working and the sound worked out of the box too. So I've decided to use Fedora on my netbook since fedora it's a newer type netbook, until there's a work a round or a fix for SL. I also did install squeeze on my netbook but never got the sound working.

Fix for sound issue in debian squeeze:

Please put the following in your /etc/asound.conf

defaults.ctl.card 1
defaults.pcm.card 1
defaults.timer.card 1

and reboot the system.

I had faced the same issue, but this fix solved it. However, hotkeys of the netbook don't work well on any of the distros (including debian squeeze, scientific linux 6.2, fedora and ubuntu). If you get them working please share with me.
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