Fitting An External rpSMA Connector To The Rear Of A Eeepc900
funny thing i just got an eeepc 900a
looks like a good mod--i wonder what aftermarket battery he is using
btw, for all interested in a 100% compat distro for eee900a, try ubuntu-eee (not eee-ubuntu)
works beautifully--absolutely perfect
i highly recommend this
I love my new toy! can you tell? :D
I've got a 900 bought it a few months ago... While I love the things, the battery is driving me nuts... I'm starting to think it might be an issue I'll have to contact them about... If I leave it sitting not plugged in the battery rapidly drains. I charged it up before a trip... When I arrived at my destination (12 hours later), the battery was dead and I hadn't even turned it on.
The mod that I figure I'll probably do first is to upgrade it to 2GB RAM.
C:\Saw: Why change the distro that's on it? I haven't had any problems with it.
For the eee, you have to unplug the battery and store it separately when you are not using it-- for some reason, something is still using power when you leave it in. I have a case for my eee and I store my battery in a different compartment and it keeps its charge that way.
I don't like the default Xandros mainly because Asus dictates how they want the partitions set up (leaving no space for anything) and I hate the easy mode interface--not to mention all the packages are outdated.
With ubuntu-eee, you get a fresh interface called Netbook Remix with all sorts of effects and translucency for no performance drop not to mention the ability to easily switch to a default desktop). Second you get the up to date ubuntu repositories so nothing is out of date--including firefox and security fixes. Thirdly, I get to set up my partitions (leaving me 1.9 gigs of space versus the 500 mb with xandros on my 4 gig solid state). Lastly, with ubuntu i can configure it how i want.
I suggest mounting the /var logs to ram with fdisk to save writing to the ssd and turning off unneeded services. Ive found the 1 Gb ram to be plenty. The atom processor is definitely the coolest little processor out there right now--great performance with the least power of any needed.
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My 900 still has the 900Mhz Celeron M, a buddy of mine was doing some research and found that in many cases the 1.6Ghz Atom performs worse than the 900Mhz Celeron.
As for space... I have a tendancy to modify where things go...
Having 4GB for /, /boot, /var and /usr was more than enough... I use /home for most things.
/home/usr <-- everything is compiled under this and it exists in my path.
I also just stay away from easy mode.. although I like having the option for when others want to use it. :)
The atom sometimes is a little slower compared to the celeron, but in terms of power consumption it out performs it in everything by a vast majority--which is what i like so much about it.
i heard with the celeron some people were getting only 90 minutes ( not sure how many cells ) on their battery. With my atom, im getting easily 4 hours browsing with the resource hog formerly known as mozilla :D
I never thought of mounting the var logs and such to RAM before getting this eee, but its a great idea for people with solid states.
What i wanna know is what battery the guy in the mod article is using--i should go for that
Are you using swap HTregz?
Holy crap that is a good deal! Thanks oofki