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[gNewSense-users] Re: gNewSense on Eee

From: Christophe Jarry
Subject: [gNewSense-users] Re: gNewSense on Eee
Date: Sat, 4 Dec 2010 18:45:59 +0100

Hi Matt,

> I'm planning on heading home tonight and installing gNewSense on my
> EeePC. describes the
installation process on an Asus EeePC 4G 701, may be of help.

> Does anyone have any experience using the distro on my
> particular model (EeePC 1001P)?  I'm just curious because I want to
> know if there are any hardware issues that I will need to prepare for
> (wifi?).

After some scroogling, it seems your wireless card has the AR2427
chipset (see you
will have problems with wifi with the default install (see

But, after installing gNewSense, you can update your kernel to at
least version 2.6.33 so that your wireless card will work with ath9k
driver (see

To get latest versions of linux-libre, read

The guide to make wireless connection work is at


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