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    Hi all!
    This is not a proper bug or fix, it's more an enhancement but I think this category would suit as well

    The problem: BT3 runs on the eeePC but hardware support is far from perfect. No acpi, no hotkeys, no webcam support. The wifi is properly setup but you've to turn it on and off from BIOS, which is quite awkward.

    The solution: I've released an lzm complete with sources and SlackBuilds over at http://sid77.slackware.it/bt3/
    This module includes acpi support already set up with events and actions, uvcview webcam module, synaptics touchpad driver and custom xorg.conf and rc.modules for the eeePC.

    I'm currently runnning bt3 final live+changes from the eeePC ssd, whatever way you're booting it, just save the module into /optional folder and add it to the "load=" section of your syslinux.cfg. Another important tip, which is not included for obvious reasons, is to append the "combined_mode=libata" to the kernel parameter list if you want to get the maximum speed from your eeePC ssd.

    Enjoy the module and report back any problems or issues

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    thanks for the link ;-)
    I'll edit the original post once I get the needed post count

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    Received this pm today:

    Question: Does this lzm fix the battery issue?
    Answer: No it doesn't as it's not a real issue ;-) the problem relies on the application which polls the acpi stats and wrongly computes the remaining time. Displayed remaining percentage is correct. Under Ubuntu and GNOME the "fix" is to disable the low battery warning, it can be applied here as well.
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    sid77, I tried your .lzm just to see what happened and X wouldnt start after i inserted the .lzm. Anyway just wanted to make sure people back up their xorg.conf or know how to create a new one if they decide to use this.

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    this is strange: I'm just using the file provided by bt3 xorg autoconf with the support for synaptics drivers added by me.
    by the way, did you also use the provided rc.modules? synaptics drivers are quite picky when it comes to handling the mouse :-P
    the shipped config file is located here: http://sid77.slackware.it/bt3/repo/s...iles/xorg.conf could you check against it?

    ciao
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    It´t working for me on my 701, just droped the lzm in modules and booted bt3 from my sd card, now I can enable and disable wireless and also se a graf when adjusting brightnes.
    tnx

    ps.
    I´m on sd card, live bt3 install with save changes.

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    thanks for trying it out, micked
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    ...great stuff sid77 ...this is what every BT+eee user should put in the modules
    ...tell me, how to boot with "combined_mode=libata" parameter ...i mean how exactly?

    thx

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    Quote Originally Posted by loop4me View Post
    ...great stuff sid77 ...this is what every BT+eee user should put in the modules
    thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by loop4me View Post
    ...tell me, how to boot with "combined_mode=libata" parameter ...i mean how exactly?
    edit your syslinux.cfg and add combined_mode=libata at the end of the APPEND section of your choice, then boot the modified voice.
    as the configuration file is locate at /boot/syslinux/syslinux.cfg this can be done only on rw media like a usb stick or a live+changes installation on your ssd. if you boot from a cdrom (less likely from an eeepc) you've to remaster the iso or add it manually at each boot.

    if you've done a real install, edit your bootloader configuration file.
    EeePC 70x enhancing module: http//sid77.slackware.it/bt3/

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