Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 14th Apr 2008 21:10 UTC, submitted by Kaj de Vos
Syllable, AtheOS Michael Saunders got Syllable Desktop to run on his new Asus Eee PC (screenshot). There is some work to do to support all hardware, but most functionality already works. Michael reports that video, audio, touchpad, USB and battery monitor all work. Widescreen video and network don't and there may be reliability problems with USB storage devices. As installing Syllable from a USB device doesn't work yet, Michael used an inventive method for installation. It can be done by imaging your Eee drive with the dd utility (from Linux), installing Syllable on it through QEmu and then dd'ing the image back to the real drive. Note that the drive number needs to be adjusted in the GrUB boot file. The project is looking into distributing Syllable especially for the Eee PC in this form.
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RE: headache machine
by leos on Tue 15th Apr 2008 03:59 UTC in reply to "headache machine"
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So far it's been easier to install xp on this machine than anything else. It won't even restore from the dvd they give you, so once you wipe it there's pretty much no way back.

Of course it restores from the restore DVD. Stop spreading FUD.

I've managed to kill one in a week although my 2nd one seems to be working well after about 2 months. I've only installed xp this time instead of trying for debian et al. The flash drive just doesn't seem like it will last long.

And you came to this conclusion how? Flash drive will probably outlive any possible use you might have for the machine. Lots of detailed analysis of this online.

The EEEpc is not a power user pc. I use it for taking notes at uni and for working on the train.

Well that's what it was designed for. That said, I do development on mine when I'm not at home, so it's perfectly usable for more advanced tasks.

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RE[2]: headache machine
by sbergman27 on Tue 15th Apr 2008 19:35 in reply to "RE: headache machine"
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Of course it restores from the restore DVD. Stop spreading FUD.

Agreed. And I've installed eeeXubuntu, eeedora, and regular Ubuntu (7.10) without a hitch on mine. Of the three, regular Ubuntu has been my favorite.

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