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Hello! Just recently, I took a look into installing Gentoo on my Eee box, and that sparked my interest in building a custom kernel for this splendid netbook, and then ...
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    Asus Eee PC custom kernel .config file


    Hello!

    Just recently, I took a look into installing Gentoo on my Eee box, and that sparked my interest in building a custom kernel for this splendid netbook, and then post the .config file for every Eee-user to build from.

    Obviously there are many models of Eee pc's, but my primary interest is a kernel for the Asus Eee 1001px (a.k.a R101 in Europe)

    And this thread is for discussing what to actually build into the kernel, what to keep as modules, and what to exclude.

    The kernel that I'm working on at the moment is 2.6.35.7 (generic source)

    I've come as far as:
    Processor type and family: Intel(R) Atom(TM)
    wlan drivers: Atheros (although, why not keep all drivers as modules?)

    Anyone with an interest in helping this thread to produce a .config file for building an Eee Pc kernel is very welcome!

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    Not to spoil anything, but netbooks usually do not have high performance CPUs.
    And as gentoo updates involve *a lot* of compiling, this wont be fun..
    You must always face the curtain with a bow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Irithori View Post
    Not to spoil anything, but netbooks usually do not have high performance CPUs.
    And as gentoo updates involve *a lot* of compiling, this wont be fun..
    You're totally right! That's why I abandoned that personal project, what with Gentoo on my netbook. However, I'm running Arch at this moment, and I'd like a custom kernel for that.

    I actually tried using the config for Puppeee-atom for a build, but haven't got that working yet. Although, when I tried the liveCD for Puppeee, it worked flawlessly! And increased my (estimated) battery time with almost 70% or so...

    EDIT: Of course, that is partly because it was running purely in RAM, but I believe it's worth a shot, anyways.

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