F9 for Eeepc

Orion Poplawski orion at cora.nwra.com
Fri Jan 25 22:39:09 UTC 2008

   I got myself an Eeepc to play around with and I'd love to get Fedora 
running on it.  Issues that I'm aware of:

- Ethernet driver.  Controller is an Attansic Tech L2 100Mbit Ethernet 
Adapter (rev a0) (0200:  1969:2048).  This uses the atl2 driver.  Anyone 
have any ideas on the chances of this going upstream?  Interestingly I 
see this in some of the 2.0.3 files:

    * Copyright(c) 2007 Chris Snook <csnook at redhat.com>

- Wireless driver.  Controller is an Atheros AR5007EG 802.11 b/g 
Wireless PCI Express Adapter.   (168c:001c rev 01).  Distributed 
versions appears to use the madwifi drivers.  Sounds like ath5k is the 
way forward though.

- Flash drive.  Want to minimize writes.  One attempt (eeedora) uses the 
ext2 filesystem rather than ext3.  Does that help?  Are there things to 
take from stateless projects for minimizing writes to /var?

other stuff?

Orion Poplawski
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