eeepc, likes and dislikes


  • nice and small

  • all the hardware works, including sleep/suspend

  • runs debian based OS by default

  • can run an external monitor at decent resolution


  • uses fastinit which only boots into single user mode, so user "user" is always logged in. Endless frustration playing with X11 startup in vain to get a multiuser login screen
  • when kmixer shows a speaker with a cross on top, it means built in speakers will be used. When it is a speaker with no cross on top, it means headphone jack will be used. Talk about counter-intuitive.

  • keyboard truly sucks