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Booting with acpi_osi=Linux fixes fan control but breaks brightness keys

I am running Debian 8 with the 3.16 kernel on an eeePC 1001P. I have a fair bit of Linux experience but unfortunately this one has me and my google-fu at a loss. Initially almost everything worked ...
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Ubuntu 14.04, computer freezing

I have a problem with my netbook, it freezes frequently at random. Then it makes crunching noises and nothing helps except pressing the power button. It happens every 1-2 hours or so, during me ...
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Asus EeeBook X205TA - Ubuntu (none sounds & network connection)

Have you tried anyone Ubuntu on this netbook? I bought this laptop. I created a bootable USB Ubuntu. The problem is that the sound and internet connection does not. Has anyone dealt with this problem? ...
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Problem VGA Lubuntu Acer Aspire

I recently install lubuntu in acer aspire one d255 (Atom N450) and I have a graphics card Intel GMA 3150. My idea is use this computer as HTPC but when try connect this netbook to TV. I don´t see ...
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Appropriate 2015 distribution for a 2008 netbook? [closed]

I bought a netbook (Asus EEE PC 1000H, specs here and here) back when it came out in 2008, and installed Debian 4.0 Etch with Gnome. It worked wonderfully well, and served me appropriately for most ...
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Can't connect to ethernet Linux Mint 17.1 Xfce

I have just installed Linux Mint on my netbook (HP Compac Mini 700). I have managed to make it connect to WiFi, downloading driver, but it won't connect via cable. Strangely enough, the other day, ...
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Can I remap SHIFT+CAPS LOCK in Linux console?

I recently acquired an old netbook which has no backslash/pipe key. I have successfully remapped the caps lock to backslash using loadkeys. I would like to map SHIFT+CAPS LOCK to the pipe key in a ...
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How do I stop charging the battery way prior to 100% in OpenBSD?

I'm thinking about using a netbook as an OpenBSD server. I'd like it to have UPS -- so the integrated battery is quite useful. However, I'm very familiar with the batteries going dead very quickly ...
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linux on arm bios-less netbook running android

I have a netbook running Android 4.0 with an ARM processor. It does not have a normal bios at the startup so I cannot boot from USB. Is there a way to load a Linux distro in it? This is the netbook: ...
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Should the “laptop” option be selected for netbooks when installing Debian?

When installing Debian on an Eee PC netbook, the "Software selection" screen shows "Desktop environment" is selected by default, but not "Laptop". As laptops are similar to netbooks, should I ...
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Installing Linux on an Android netbook

Is it possible to boot Puppy Linux using an USB stick on a netbook running Android, specifically this one: http://amzn.to/VSEJTf? Is the right kind of BIOS in place that it can boot from USB?
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SDcard support in Linux for ENE Flash UB6250 card reader (found on Acer Aspire One 522)

I have an Acer Aspire One 522 netbook for which I want to get the SDcard reader working, but I'm having trouble getting it to recognize the SDcard after it is inserted. I use Slackware and always ...
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Damn Small Linux on EEE PC 901

Has anyone tried to use (either install to HD or LiveUSB) Damn Small Linux on the Asus EEE PC 901 netbook? If so, does it work well? Does it have any problem with the WiFi connection?. I ask because ...
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Are there any Linux distributions specifically designed for netbooks?

I have been using Ubuntu Netbook edition for the past two years now (it merged with regular ubuntu at some point, and I'm using the default environment: Unity). I need something faster, more ...
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Keyboard Fn problem on Samsung netbook

I'm running Slackware Linux on a Samsung NC 110 netbook. None of the Fn keys work exept for the audio volume level keys. Currently I can control the brightness of the display with this command: ...
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Subtle WM without a numpad

I just started using subtle WM on a netbook, and there are keybindings that need a numpad. I'm still not familiar with the terminology, but I think it's for the gravities. Is there a way to configure ...