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    Default 11.2 on netbook

    My netbook, an Asus Eeepc 900 (still running on a Celeron rather than Atom), has had Ubuntu 8.04 on it for a while now and I feel the time is right to "upgrade" it, ideally to openSUSE and KDE4. Is anything known about out-of-the-box hardware support for this machine in 11.2, and how well KDE4 will run on it?
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    Default Re: 11.2 on netbook

    Quote Originally Posted by gminnerup
    My netbook, an Asus Eeepc 900 (still running on a Celeron rather than
    Atom), has had Ubuntu 8.04 on it for a while now and I feel the time is
    right to "upgrade" it, ideally to openSUSE and KDE4. Is anything known
    about out-of-the-box hardware support for this machine in 11.2, and how
    well KDE4 will run on it?
    Hi
    I have a 1000HE with atom HT CPU and 2GB of RAM, it runs fine with 11.2
    so far Gnome/KDE4. But you might want to check out the Goblin DE or
    Moblin?

    Read the comments....
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    Default Re: 11.2 on netbook

    The snd_hda_intel shutdown/reset hang which plagued these machines on many distros has been fixed as per 11.2 (or so says my eee 1000).

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    Default Re: 11.2 on netbook

    Don't really want to try Moblin/Goblin or whatever, just happy to use bog standard SUSE. Thanks for confirming/suggesting that 11.2 works on the 1000HE - with so many Eeepcs around, it might of course not work with mine...
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    Default Re: 11.2 on netbook

    I think I recognise that one from Ubuntu 8.04...
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    Default Re: 11.2 on netbook

    I'll have a go at installing 11.2 RC2 this weekend. Will report back...
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    Default Re: 11.2 on netbook

    In case it doesn't work out, I can recommend SUSE 11.1 with KDE3.5.7. Everything works except for software control of the wireless hardware on/off switch. I have a 900.

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    Default Re: 11.2 on netbook

    I'd hate to lose the wifi control function key, as I tend to switch wifi off to save the battery when working outside, but every now and then need to enable it to check something. Managed to get that working reliably in Ubuntu 8.04, and hope that 11.2 will be able to do the same...
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    And why shouldn't it work with 11.2, when it did on 8.04, which is even a lot older?

    Find out how it was handled in 8.04, it will most likely work the same way in 11.2.

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    Default Re: 11.2 on netbook

    Yes, I hope so. I was replying to ionmich's observation that it doesn't work in 11.1, which is also a lot more recent than Ubuntu Hardy Heron...
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