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Re: asus eee pc 1101HA: memtest error




Mike Wohlgemuth wrote:
> 
> I can't really help with your memory issue, but unless you plan on 
> coding your own X driver, you will probably want to stick to F11 since 
> it has a functioning Poulbos driver available from RPM Fusion:
> 
> http://www.happyassassin.net/2009/08/10/intel-gma500-poulsbo-on-fedora-11-repository-with-working-3d-compiz-support/
> 
> It's been working great for me on an Acer A0751h-1401.  I'm cannot tell 
> you how frustrated with Intel I am over the GMA-500. 

Mike,

The Poulbos driver has also been an amazing source of frustration for me;
moreover, you've gotten further than I have. Since acquiring this netbook
around two months ago, I have been scouring the net looking for a solution
all in vain. I've posted it about in the comment section of Adam
Williamson's blog: 

http://www.happyassassin.net/2009/08/10/intel-gma500-poulsbo-on-fedora-11-repository-with-working-3d-compiz-support/#comment-980

As well as here:

http://vip.asus.com/forum/view.aspx?id=20091129132037671&board_id=20&model=Eee+PC+1101HA&page=1&SLanguage=en-us

and here:

http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=233185

and here:

http://forum.mandriva.com/viewtopic.php?t=119960

without success. The worst is that an Amazon customer did get F11 working on
this very model:

http://www.amazon.com/review/R11XYCNXTRZQGX

As I detailed in exhaustive detail in all of the above posts, in any of the
distros that support Poulbos -- Ubuntu 9.04, F11, Mandriva 2010 -- the
screen grays out at the point X is loaded. Nothing in the xorg or system
logs give any indication of what is going wrong. The thing boots but nothing
is displayed.

At the moment, I am running this Eee with VESA 800x600, which is obviously
deeply unsatisfactory. I love the size/performance of this laptop, but
basically, from a Linux perspective, it appears to be a lemon; I would have
sold it already on eBay except that I deleted Windows the partition, and I
have no idea how to reinstall it.

At this point I honestly feel like tossing this POS in the nearest canal,
and starting over with the one of the Intel 950-based netbooks.

-Colin
 

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