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Date:      Fri, 18 Jan 2008 22:41:28 -0500
From:      Garance A Drosehn <gad@FreeBSD.org>
To:        Ed Maste <emaste@FreeBSD.org>, James Jeffery <cascadingstylez@googlemail.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.org
Subject:   Re: Asus eee (was Re: G4 Quicksilver as Web Server?)
Message-ID:  <p06240807c3b721bd576d@[128.113.24.47]>
In-Reply-To: <20080102141419.GB61289@sandvine.com>
References:  <972994690801011020u60ed0a0et6d8356cdb1f6f974@mail.gmail.com> <20080102141419.GB61289@sandvine.com>

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At 9:14 AM -0500 1/2/08, Ed Maste wrote:
>On Tue, Jan 01, 2008 at 06:20:22PM +0000, James Jeffery wrote:
>
>>  Before i end the toipic, anyone got any feeback on the Asus Eee (mini
>>  laptops) with FreeBSD?
>
>It works, but no drivers exist for the wireless or wired Ethernet ports.
>The wireless is a newer Atheros part and ath(4) should gain support for
>it, but I have no idea what the timeline will be.  The wired Ethernet
>is an Atheros (formerly Attansic) L2 10/100, and I'm not aware of any
>concrete plans for a driver for it.
>
>I've used a Linksys USB200M USB ethernet (axe(4) driver) with mine and
>that works well.

One of the guys I know is running FreeBSD on the Eee, and has written
up the following information for anyone who is interested in doing
what he did:

         http://nighthack.org/wiki/EeeBSD

This includes tips on how to get the wireless working, and sound,
and some oddities with how X11 works.

-- 
Garance Alistair Drosehn     =               drosehn@rpi.edu
Senior Systems Programmer               or   gad@FreeBSD.org
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute;             Troy, NY;  USA



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