ASUS Eee compatibility

Michael Neumann mneumann at
Mon Mar 23 14:04:11 PDT 2009

Sepherosa Ziehau wrote:

> On Mon, Mar 23, 2009 at 3:35 AM, Justin C. Sherrill
> <justin at> wrote:
>> On Sun, March 22, 2009 12:36 pm, Michael Neumann wrote:
>>> Am Freitag, 20. März 2009 16:02:48 schrieb Justin C. Sherrill:
>>>> On Fri, March 20, 2009 6:22 am, Michael Neumann wrote:
>>>> > I have this ASUS EEE PC 1000H lying next to me, and DragonFly works
>>>> > perfectly on it [1]. It boots fine from the USB stick edition.
>>>> Hardware
>>>> > is supported except the wireless (wired works with the ale driver). I
>>>> > haven't tested X because I didn't want to overwrite Windows :)
>>>> What's the wireless chipset in those?
>>> It's an RT2860.
>>> I did some initial (minor) porting from OpenBSD:
>>>> And would it be worthwhile for people to band together and buy Sephe
>>>> one of these for support?
>>> If Sephe thinks he'd like one, then I think this is a great idea. Count
>>> me in with 100 EUR.
>> Sephe - would this, or similar hardware, be helpful?
> Sorry, I didn't follow this thread :)
> I have the hardware (a PCI card, somewhere lying in my office).  The
> problem is I don't have enough time.

No problem! For me it would just be a "nice to have". It's probably easier 
to buy a supported mini-pci wireless card or use an usb wireless adapter. To 
me it seems as if the wireless technology has faster development cycles than 
wired network cards, so that it's waste of time to support a chip as it 
quickly becomes outdated. Maybe I'm just wrong :)

Btw, yesterday I tested the DragonFly LiveDVD on the ASUS EEE 1000H, and it 
works very well. SMP, X all fine!



> Best Regards,
> sephe

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