Since I received a private message about installing openSUSE on above
mentioned netbook I will answer that public for anyone else who wants to
know or wants to comment
Eee PC 1201n and OpenSuSE
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I have a netbook, and I want to install OpenSuSE on it.
As a person who has already spent installing opensuse, I would like to know
from you whether there was not any specific problems, and all the equipment
work immediately after installation?
Sorry for my English, I have to use Google translator to compensate for gaps
Best regards, Anton.
First of all the netbook has no optical drive so one needs to create a
bootable usb. I do not know and did not check how the live cd versions work
since I almost always use the netinstall.
You have to connect the netbook via wire to the network (the only feature of
the machine which does not work OOTB with 11.4 is the wireless adapter, but
it is easy to install that later).
Just install 11.4 (I use 64 bit) with the selctions you like after booting
from the usb. Btw I use the desktop kernel as far as I remember this is also
selected by default.
After the first login install all available updates (still connected by
Add the community nvidia repo in yast and then start yast -> software
management it will automatically install the proprietary nvidia driver.
To make wireless work add the following repository
Reboot now (kernel was updated and it makes the nvidia driver and wireless
One additional thing you can do but its not a must:
Add acpi_osi=Linux to the bootloader, it improves a bit the function keys.
This was off to of my head, I hope I did not forget anything, maybe someone
else has this machine and has additional comments.
PC: oS 11.4 (dual boot 12.1 RC2) 64 bit | Intel Core firstname.lastname@example.orgGHz | KDE
4.6.0 | GeForce GT 420 | 16GB Ram
Eee PC 1201n: oS 11.4 64 bit | Intel Atom email@example.comGHz | KDE 4.6.0 | nVidia
ION | 3GB Ram