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    Using the information here (showthread.php?t=16340) I did the following;

    1) Downloaded 901_net_gfx.lzm and placed it into /BT3/optional/

    2) Edited syslinux.cfg, adding:
    LABEL eee
    MENU LABEL BT3 EEE PC 901
    KERNEL /boot/vmlinuz
    APPEND vga=785 initrd=/boot/initrd.gz ramdisk_size=6666 root=/dev/ram0 rw load=901_net_gfx
    I booted the EEE from the USB disc with the 'EEE' option. Resolution is native 1024x600.

    Wifi however doesn't work. Using madwifi I can scan for networks, but wpa_suppliment won't start.
    I've also tried ndsiwrapper, but then the card no longer scans for networks.

    I don't want to install BT3 to the hard disc, but ofc I'd love wifi to work.

    [Update]
    After writing a small wpa_supplicant.conf and executing: wpa_supplicant -D madwifi -i ra0 -c wpa_supplicant.conf
    I received the error: Unsupported driver 'madwifi'
    So I've come to the conclusion that wpa_supplicant was compiled without madwifi support. Not sure how I can fix this without installing BT3 to the hard disc.

    As mentioned above, I was following this thread; showthread.php?t=16340&page=2
    Specifically this post; showpost.php?p=96774&postcount=11
    (Sorry, still can't post links yet...)

    I have copied the module onto the disc in the correct place, set it to correct permissions, and added a bootup option into the conf file.

    LABEL eee
    MENU LABEL BT3 EEE PC 901
    KERNEL /boot/vmlinuz
    APPEND vga=785 initrd=/boot/initrd.gz ramdisk_size=6666 root=/dev/ram0 rw load=901_net_gfx
    /media/disk/BT3/optional$ ls -l
    total 47644
    -rwx------ 1 tafari root 1724416 2008-10-11 22:16 901_net_gfx.lzm
    -rwx------ 1 tafari root 4096 2008-09-08 11:40 cubez.lzm
    -rwx------ 1 tafari root 6643712 2008-09-08 11:40 nvidiadriver.lzm
    -rwx------ 1 tafari root 40415232 2007-12-13 17:27 pxe.lzm
    I do not however have a resolution of 1200x600 when booting from USB, nor do I have working wifi (wpa_supplicant is not madwifi friendly compiled).

    This leads me to believe that the module I downloaded doesn't work as advertised, or I have missed a step or failed to install it properly.

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    Just fyi, works as advertised for me following the instructions you linked. I have the 901 btw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theberries View Post
    Just fyi, works as advertised for me following the instructions you linked. I have the 901 btw.
    So you get the 1200x600 resolution and connecting to wpa secured wifi networks isn't an issue?

    Looks like I'm going to have to try re-downloading BT3 or something then. Because I'm utterly lost now.

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    come to think of it, dunno about the wpa part. just sniffing with a hwug1 at this point.

    but yes, I get 1200x600. as a side note, I didn't add a new entry, I simply tacked on the "load=901_net_gfx" to the end of the VESA KDE entry and it worked.

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    I really don't understand this. I've tried re-downloading everything, re-formatting the USB disc etc.

    It's not really a complicated procedure, so I have no idea why it isn't working as intended. Frustrating.

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