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-====== eeepc Hacking ====== 
-Date: 27th June, 2008\\ 
-Hosted By: John Coombes\\ 
  
-This workshop was about modifying the eeepc 701 Xandros Standard system. 
- 
-<​html>​ 
-<BR> 
-<P STYLE="​margin-bottom:​ 0.2in"><​A NAME="​rj1n"></​A><​FONT SIZE=4><​B>​eeepc Tips-Notes</​B></​FONT></​P>​ 
-<P STYLE="​margin-bottom:​ 0in">​NOTE:​ most of the following has been 
-taken from Mick Pope's private Google Doc's to which I (johncoom) 
-have been given access to. These Tips/Notes do not include everything 
-that is in Mick's Google Doc's, just the most useful stuff with 
-modifications.</​P>​ 
-<P STYLE="​margin-bottom:​ 0in">​ 
-</P> 
-<P STYLE="​margin-bottom:​ 0.2in"><​A NAME="​bqmd"></​A>​Refer to the 
-eeeuser.com forum postings for any problems I've (Mick) had and 
-overcome. Most links in here will be to eeeuser.com forum posts or 
-the wiki.</​P>​ 
-<P STYLE="​margin-bottom:​ 0.2in"><​A HREF="​http://​www.eeeuser.com/">​http://​www.eeeuser.com/</​A><​BR>​The 
-links to Forums and Wiki etc. are on this main page</​P>​ 
-<P STYLE="​margin-bottom:​ 0.2in">​ 
-</​P><​BR>​ 
-<P STYLE="​margin-bottom:​ 0.2in"><​A NAME="​rj1n"></​A><​FONT SIZE=4><​B>​Remove 
-unionfs</​B></​FONT></​P>​ 
-<P STYLE="​margin-bottom:​ 0.2in"><​A HREF="​http://​wiki.eeeuser.com/​howto:​removeunionfs">​http://​wiki.eeeuser.com/​howto:​removeunionfs</​A></​P>​ 
-<P STYLE="​margin-bottom:​ 0.2in"><​A NAME="​cksm"></​A>​Note:​ You must 
-FIRST install Rescue Mode as per 
-<A HREF="​http://​wiki.eeeuser.com/​howto:​installrescuemode">​http://​wiki.eeeuser.com/​howto:​installrescuemode</​A></​P>​ 
-<P STYLE="​margin-bottom:​ 0.2in">​Having Unionfs allows you to Restore 
-Factory Settings because all the original O/S and the applications 
-are retained in a separate partition on the SDD of the EeePC. Even 
-when one does an '​apt-get'​ or uses '​synaptic'​ to update applications,​ 
-the original version of the application is still retained in the 
-separate partition ! It is rather a waste of space and it is easy to 
-soon run out of space on the SDD drive. This is why it is often very 
-useful to remove unionfs and merge the Restore partition with the 
-first partition of the SDD of the EeePC. (see on line doc's above)</​P>​ 
-<P STYLE="​margin-bottom:​ 0.2in"><​B><​BR><​FONT SIZE=4>​Bios 
-Updates</​FONT><​BR></​B><​BR><​A HREF="​http://​forum.eeeuser.com/​viewtopic.php?​id=3485">​http://​forum.eeeuser.com/​viewtopic.php?​id=3485</​A></​P>​ 
-<P STYLE="​margin-bottom:​ 0.2in">​NB:​ I (johncoom) have not bothered 
-with the Bios updates my self yet</​P><​BR>​ 
-<P STYLE="​margin-bottom:​ 0.2in">​ 
-</P> 
-<P STYLE="​margin-bottom:​ 0.2in"><​A NAME="​w9:​3"></​A><​B><​SPAN STYLE="​font-style:​ normal"><​FONT SIZE=4>​Restore 
-Factory Settings</​FONT></​SPAN></​B> ​ 
-</P> 
-<P STYLE="​margin-bottom:​ 0.2in"><​FONT SIZE=3>​If you are still running 
-unionfs and you want to restore factory settings you can quickly hit 
-'​F9'​ as soon as you start your eeepc, then select restore factory 
-settings from the menu.</​FONT></​P><​BR>​ 
-<P STYLE="​margin-bottom:​ 0.2in"><​A NAME="​rj1n"></​A><​FONT SIZE=4><​B>​Tweakeee</​B></​FONT></​P>​ 
-<P STYLE="​margin-bottom:​ 0.2in"><​A NAME="​yz8f"></​A><​A NAME="​he56"></​A><​A NAME="​he560"></​A><​A NAME="​f_fv"></​A>​ 
-Load up Tweakeee - does most of these settings in this document 
-through a python-gui app.<​BR><​BR>​$ sudo dpkg -i 
-tweakeee_0.4-0.i386.deb<​BR><​BR><​A HREF="​http://​www.infinitedesigns.org/​archives/​189">​http://​www.infinitedesigns.org/​archives/​189</​A></​P>​ 
-<P STYLE="​margin-bottom:​ 0.2in">​Make sure that you get the latest 
-Beta 0.4 of Tweakeee, its linked from the above:</​P>​ 
-<P STYLE="​margin-bottom:​ 0.2in"><​A HREF="​http://​www.infinitedesigns.org/​archives/​195">​http://​www.infinitedesigns.org/​archives/​195</​A></​P>​ 
-<P STYLE="​margin-bottom:​ 0.2in">​ 
-</P> 
-<P STYLE="​margin-bottom:​ 0.2in">​This installs Tweakeee to the 
-“Settings” tab of your EeePC. Note: That many more '​repositories'​ 
-will get added to the /​etc/​apt/​sources.list for you to install extra 
-applications via the Tweakeee GUI. Some things will not be included 
-with Tweakee and require that you install via '​apt-get'​ (or 
-'​synaptic”). But there are quite a lot of things that can be 
-installed from Tweakeee, plus there is some very useful 'extra 
-config'​ items with Tweakeee ! It is well worth the installation.</​P>​ 
-<P STYLE="​margin-bottom:​ 0.2in"><​BR>​ 
-</P> 
-<P STYLE="​margin-bottom:​ 0.2in"><​A NAME="​js4e1"></​A><​A NAME="​disabling_at_startup_only1"></​A><​A NAME="​rj1n1"></​A>​ 
-<FONT SIZE=4><​B>​Re-install Xandros 4</​B></​FONT></​P>​ 
-<P STYLE="​margin-bottom:​ 0.2in">​This can be done using an external 
-DVD unit plugged in to a USB socket. Shut down the EeePC and with 
-external DVD plugged in (plus any external power on) then re-start 
-the EeePC and at the very first AUSE splash screen press the ESC key. 
-(some times takes several tries). Follow the instructions and it will 
-wipe your existing system and re-install the original Xandos off the 
-ASUS DVD that came with your EeePC.</​P>​ 
-<P STYLE="​margin-bottom:​ 0.2in"><​A NAME="​qu3w1"></​A>​This can also be 
-done using a USB-stick, but first you have to put the Xandros 
-installer on the stick and is much more complex than using an 
-external DVD unit which is very easy to do. If you still want to 
-re-install from a USB-stick ? Then refer to (search) the 
-<A HREF="​http://​wiki.eeeuser.com/​howto:​startupscript">​http://​forum.eeeuser.com/</​A>​ 
-site for a HowTo</​P>​ 
-<P STYLE="​margin-bottom:​ 0.2in"> ​ 
-</P> 
-<P STYLE="​margin-bottom:​ 0.2in"><​A NAME="​si4w21"></​A><​A NAME="​a980"></​A><​A NAME="​si4w2"></​A><​A NAME="​a9800"></​A><​A NAME="​zpxr"></​A><​A NAME="​zpxr0"></​A>​ 
-<​B>​Copy bootable linux CD to USB </​B><​SPAN STYLE="​font-weight:​ medium">​(you 
-could try the following re Mick's Doc'​s)</​SPAN><​B><​BR></​B>​$ sudo 
-apt-get install syslinux mtools<​B><​BR><​BR></​B>​$ cp -r &lt;cd rom 
-mount&​gt;​ &lt;usb mount point&​gt;<​BR>​$ sudo syslinux -f &lt;usb 
-device&​gt;</​P>​ 
-<P STYLE="​margin-bottom:​ 0.2in"><​BR><​BR>​ 
-</P> 
-<P STYLE="​margin-bottom:​ 0.2in"><​A NAME="​rj1n"></​A><​FONT SIZE=4><​B>​Disabling SD/USB popup at startup only (or completely)</​B></​FONT></​P>​ 
-<P STYLE="​margin-bottom:​ 0.2in"><​A NAME="​xzvi"></​A><​A HREF="​http://​wiki.eeeuser.com/​howto:​tempdisabledevicedetection">​http://​wiki.eeeuser.com/​howto:​tempdisabledevicedetection</​A></​P>​ 
-<P STYLE="​margin-bottom:​ 0.2in"><​A NAME="​disabling_it_always"></​A>​This 
-saves you having to bother with the default file manager pop-up each 
-time and also applies to other plugged in devices. But not a device 
-plugged in after boot, if you do the '​Disabling it always'​ option.</​P>​ 
-<P STYLE="​margin-bottom:​ 0.2in"><​BR>​ 
-</P> 
-<P STYLE="​margin-bottom:​ 0.2in"><​A NAME="​rj1n"></​A><​FONT SIZE=4><​B>​Vncserver startup</​B></​FONT></​P>​ 
-<P STYLE="​margin-bottom:​ 0.2in"><​A NAME="​n3_d"></​A>​Add this to your 
-.icewm/​startup file:  
-</P> 
-<PRE STYLE="​margin-bottom:​ 0.2in"><​A NAME="​dwka"></​A>​vnc4server &​amp;</​PRE><​P STYLE="​margin-bottom:​ 0.2in">​ 
-<A NAME="​r1w:"></​A>​To use vnc with desktop 0 you have to use x11vnc ​ 
-</P> 
-<PRE STYLE="​margin-bottom:​ 0.2in"><​A NAME="​uj2y"></​A>​$ sudo apt-get install x11vnc</​PRE><​P STYLE="​margin-bottom:​ 0.2in">​ 
-<A NAME="​tz2s"></​A>​add a line like this to your startup file:  
-</P> 
-<PRE STYLE="​margin-bottom:​ 0.2in">/​usr/​bin/​x11vnc -noshm -q -passwd alchester -notruecolor -forever 
-</​PRE><​BR>​ 
-<P STYLE="​margin-bottom:​ 0.2in"><​A NAME="​rj1n"></​A><​FONT SIZE=4><​B>​Extra software worth installing</​B></​FONT></​P>​ 
- 
-Some tips from Mick, he wrote:- </​SPAN><​I>​This is a list of packages I've 
-installed, without a problem just using apt-get, with the 
-repositories above.</​I><​SPAN STYLE="​font-style:​ normal">​(eg. The 
-repositories as installed with Tweakeee I presume)</​SPAN></​FONT></​SPAN></​H2><​BR>​ 
-<P STYLE="​margin-bottom:​ 0.2in"><​SPAN STYLE="​font-style:​ normal"><​FONT SIZE=3><​SPAN STYLE="​font-weight:​ medium">​gftp 
-- light weight ftp<​BR>​pcman - file manager<​BR><​BR>​mrxvt - light 
-weight terminal<​BR>​evince - pdf viewer<​BR>​gkrellm - monitor<​BR>​abiword 
-- light weight word processor<​BR>​gnumeric - light weight 
-spreadsheet<​BR><​BR>​openssh-server<​BR>​telnet<​BR>​rsync - for syncing 
-files remotely.<​BR><​BR>​xchat<​BR><​BR>​w32codecs<​BR><​BR>​hdparm - hard 
-drive benchmarks<​BR></​SPAN><​B><​BR></​B><​SPAN STYLE="​font-weight:​ medium">​gimp<​BR>​wine</​SPAN></​FONT></​SPAN></​P>​ 
-<P STYLE="​margin-bottom:​ 0.2in; font-style: normal; font-weight:​ medium">​ 
-<FONT SIZE=3>​Comment by johncoom: you may not want to install all of 
-the above packages, just do the ones that you want.</​FONT></​P>​ 
-<P STYLE="​margin-bottom:​ 0.2in; font-style: normal; font-weight:​ medium">​ 
-</P> 
-<P STYLE="​margin-bottom:​ 0.2in; font-style: normal"><​FONT SIZE=4><​B>​Making 
-MRXVT it default</​B></​FONT></​P>​ 
-<P STYLE="​margin-bottom:​ 0.2in; font-style: normal; font-weight:​ medium">​ 
-<FONT SIZE=3>$ sudo update-alternatives --config 
-x-terminal-emulator<​BR>​lxterm is the default, select mrxvt from the 
-list, now when you hit alt+ctrl+t you will get mrxvt.</​FONT></​P>​ 
-<P STYLE="​margin-bottom:​ 0.2in; font-style: normal; font-weight:​ medium">​ 
-<​BR><​BR>​ 
-</P> 
- 
-<P STYLE="​margin-bottom:​ 0.2in"><​A NAME="​rj1n"></​A><​FONT SIZE=4><​B>​Making space</​B></​FONT></​P>​ 
-<​B>​Package to remove</​B>​ ............... <​B>​command</​B>​ .............................. <​B>​Space saved</​B>​ 
- 
-<P STYLE="​margin-bottom:​ 0.2in; font-style: normal; font-weight:​ medium">​ 
-<FONT SIZE=3>​acrobat .................................. removepkg acrobat .................. 168MB</​FONT><​BR><​BR>​ 
-</P> 
-<P STYLE="​margin-bottom:​ 0.2in; font-style: normal; font-weight:​ medium">​ 
-<FONT SIZE=3>​frozen-bubble-data ................... removepkg frozen-bubble-data .... 33.5MB<​BR></​FONT></​P><​BR>​ 
-<P STYLE="​margin-bottom:​ 0.2in; font-style: normal; font-weight:​ medium">​ 
-<FONT SIZE=3>​tuxpaint ................................. removepkg tuxpaint</​FONT></​P>​ 
-<P STYLE="​margin-bottom:​ 0.2in; font-style: normal; font-weight:​ medium"><​FONT SIZE=3>​Plus the dependant data .......... removepkg tuxpaint-data ............. 26.7MB</​FONT></​P>​ 
-<P STYLE="​margin-bottom:​ 0.2in; font-style: normal; font-weight:​ medium">​ 
-<FONT SIZE=3><​BR>​openoffice language packs  (follow the upgrade 
-openoffice below) .... ~200MB</​FONT></​P>​ 
-<P STYLE="​margin-bottom:​ 0.2in"><​BR><​BR>​ 
-</P> 
-<P STYLE="​margin-bottom:​ 0.2in"><​A NAME="​hsig"></​A><​A NAME="​ugp5"></​A><​A NAME="​n1qb"></​A><​A NAME="​a41x"></​A><​A NAME="​md4h"></​A><​A NAME="​n353"></​A><​A NAME="​azog"></​A>​ 
-<​B>​Commands</​B><​BR><​BR>​List packages installed<​BR>#​ dpkg-query -l 
-&​lt;​package wildcard&​gt;<​BR><​BR>​Show files installed by a package<​BR>#​ 
-dpkg-query -L &​lt;​package name&​gt;</​P>​ 
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