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Asus Eee PC 1001HA Fedora Postinstall

After successful installation from Fedora Live CD described in my previous post, I have got pretty awkward but quite valid installation of GNOME desktop.

Default GNOME on netbook (Fedora Linux)

Default GNOME on netbook (Fedora Linux)

Now comes the most interesting part in optimizing the netbook for flawless use. Here are the steps taken to approach this goal.

Disable SELINUX and install new netbook-optimized kernel

I used this post to disable SELinux, there is nothing else to add that. I downloaded and installed netbook-optimized kernel packages from fedora-netbook.com. I also used the tutorials at this web site to optimize the performance. Please note that installing eee-control of version 0.9.4 is possible but the software does not work with eee pc 1001HA model, just do not waste your time. Also, install and run preload service.

Optimize services, switch off unneeded ones, there are numerous tutorials and examples on the web how to achieve that. After reboot, the memory usage looks like the below.

Netbook memory after optimization

Netbook memory after optimization

Update yum, install yumex

Update and optimize firefox

I have installed the following extensions.

Firefox extensions on netbook (I)

Firefox extensions on netbook (I)

Firefox extensions on netbook (II)

Firefox extensions on netbook (II)

Look for tutorials on the net how to configure firefox for better performance.  Firefox now looks like the below.

Firefox on netbook (Fedora Linux)

Firefox on netbook (Fedora Linux)

Tweak look and feel of the default GNOME

There are numerous tutorials on how to make it, even at the present site. Mine looks now like the following.

GNOME desktop on netbook (customized)

GNOME desktop on netbook (customized)

What does not work out ofthe box

Bluetooth. I will investigate this matter.

Internal microphone. I will investigate this matter. However, external microphone appears to work after tweaking alsa.conf.

[sourcecode lang=”plain” gutter=”false”]
[alec@netbook ~]$ cat /etc/modprobe.d/alsa.conf
install snd-pcm /sbin/modprobe –ignore-install snd-pcm && /sbin/modprobe snd-seq

options snd slots=snd-hda-intel
alias snd-card-0 snd-hda-intel
options snd-hda-intel model=asus-eeepc-1001ha
[/sourcecode]

Virtual Box

To be continued, stay tuned…

Conclusion

Everything works out of the box for 95%. Great result.Simply amazing.

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