Yes, u can
My box is a Eee PC 1000HE. When I got this box I said to myself I ant going to use Winblows anymore and start using Linux as my main system. I installed OpenSuSE 11.1 on my Eee and it works right out of the box. 11.2 should work fine.
I even have eee-control running which controls the camera/bluetooth/FSB/WiFi and provides hot fn key support. This ver is 0.9.4 and the one in the SuSEEE YAST Repo/ is 0.9.2 and didn’t work with my 1000HE - (Although that may have been a eee-control daemon issue that I worked out playing about with 0.9.4). Anyhow as that didn’t work I manually installed 0.9.4 (in root terminal) as per the geekmind website;
cd locale && sh update.sh && cd …
python setup.py install --prefix=/usr
cp data/eee-control /etc/init.d/
I think I had to add python-devel and maybe one other package from YAST to get the 2nd and/or 4th line line to run. Was a quick google I recall…
Then there are 2 things left to do.
Edit she.py in /usr/local/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/EeeControl/she.py (Note - different path location than the eee-control in the YAST repo) to include these changes as the file locations have changed in later kernel
The eee-control daemon doesn’t auto run at startup. To fix run YAST Admin and then System Services (Runlevel). In here highlight eeecontrold and click Enable. Click yes to start run levels 2 3 4 5.
The eee-control program is in Applications | System | More - I think… (don’t have the 1000He to hand). The tray app seems to run on startup after the 1st time. (YAST repo installs in Applications | System | Configuration)
That’s it I think… I can get the 1000HE running at about 7-8 Watts according to “powertop” in powersave mode with camera and bluetooth turned off. Not bad at all. Only thing is camera is re-enabled on boot but you can assign to a hot fn key to turn off.