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My eee-PC 701 is now Ubuntu 9.10 almost perfectly*

posted Jan 7, 2010, 8:55 AM by Ofer Fridman

The installation using the Ubuntu Netbook Remix. it was done using the UNetbootin tool.

the only problems I found is annoying message  "battery may be broken" and "Disk is being used outside design parameters.".
The Ubuntu Netbook Remix is user friendly and i like it.

My eee-PC 701 is now runing the new Ubuntu 9.04

posted Apr 28, 2009, 6:45 AM by Ofer Fridman

Installation using USB (using unetbootin).
Everything Works grate!  including sound and camera.

eee new instalations - Back to the old good ubuntu 8.04

posted Apr 4, 2009, 9:22 AM by Ofer Fridman

After a long tour in the flowing configurations:
I'm now back with 8.10 using the installation instructions and scripts on NiceeePC.

and it works.

Upgrading my desktop to Ubuntu 8.10 - what a mess...

posted Dec 22, 2008, 1:13 PM by Ofer Fridman

The stages of the upgrade:

  1. upgrading using update manager - everything looks ok untill the last reboot - NO NETWORK (not wired nor Wi-fi) 
  2. Grate I have a laptop found a workaround (uninstalling network manager and getting connection using console ...) from this post. 
  3. This is workaround and i don't like it. than I found posts saying upgrading BIOS version (Asus M2N-E) - so I've tried this was the end of my computer. even the BIOS not loading.
  4. By a miracle the computer is under warranty (in IVORY) so after 5 days I got a new motherboard.
  5. now downgrading to the working 8.04 Ubuntu version.
  6. after a week this motherboard stopped working to.
  7. another 4 days and one more  motherboard, and things start working again.
  8. Installing the new Ubuntu 8.10 version with wicd and ... its working :-) !!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

Update - my eee 701 is running ubuntu-eee

posted Dec 22, 2008, 1:05 PM by Ofer Fridman

Finally I've decided to try the ubuntu-eee customized version, this works OK (the installation was with no problems, but the post installation issues are a bit annoing.

Iv'e tried to change to my fevorid network manager wicd but I failed, so i'm using the defualt network-manager packege.

Asus Eee PC 701

posted Oct 11, 2008, 2:02 AM by Ofer Fridman   [ updated Oct 11, 2008, 2:30 AM ]

my eee is running Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) and all the drivers are working grate thanks to eeeuser site.
I've also installed the processor scaling.

I'm using it as laptop (with the WD Passport Essential 160G HD).
installed and working programs:
  1. Matlab 7.6.0 (R2008a)
  2. MonoDevelop 1.0

Canon EOS 300D / Digital Rebel Camera

posted Oct 11, 2008, 12:45 AM by Ofer Fridman   [ updated Oct 11, 2008, 2:01 AM ]

the oldest of them all (in this site) I bought it before our weding. This was the first reflex camera under 1000$ (I bought it in a kit with a 18-55" lens).

Review (very good one) on this camera can be found in dpreview (the best testing reviewing camera site I know).
Not long after I bought it I've Hacked it using the framework from this site.
This hack rely helps only in a very short (but impotent) list of things.
It enables:
  • ISO 3200
  • Selects the autofocus mode: AIfocusAF, ONEShot.
  • Mirror Lock up - very important for sharp accurate images, the mirror goes up and the camera Shutter opens only after a second.
  • Flash Exposure Compensation using SET button.

Canon zoom lens EF 75-300 1:4-5.6 III 

The camera was alone, so I had to by her a friend so I bought the 75-300 Canon Lens (after the 1.6 crop factor this is a~ 110-400 lens)

Nokia Hands-free Remote Control as a Remote Shutter Release


And for fun using a Nokia Headset from my phone as Shutter Release and i've used another switch as focus set.

Nice Images I took

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