[aprssig] RE: [amsat-bb] eeepc

Andrew Rich vk4tec at people.net.au
Sat Jan 19 21:59:51 EST 2008

perl, predict, gpredict and xastir all run on it

beware the screen is small and no cd

you are best to turn off the dekstop easy mode

I added a deb repositry from the US and it added hundreds more packages

Andrew Rich VK4TEC
vk4tec at people.net.au <mailto:vk4tec at people.net.au>

-----Original Message-----
From: Eric A, Cottrell [mailto:wb1hbu at amsat.org]
Sent: Sunday, 20 January 2008 12:03 PM
To: vk4tec at people.net.au
Cc: Amsat-Bb at Amsat. Org; Aprssig
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] eeepc

Andrew Rich wrote:
> I am thinking of getting an eeepc and putting perl, predict, gpredict and
> tunring it into a sat tracking device.
> Does anyone know if that would not be possible ?


It should be possible.  I have one and still in the "setup" phase.
Besides the built-in Xandros, I also got openSuSE and Windows XP on it
by putting the OS on SDHC cards.  So far it really works great.  The
site I used for Eee PC infomation is

There is eeeUbuntu which is an Eee PC customized version of Ubuntu.

Xandros is a commercial Linux distribution.  The Eee PC version is based
on Debian Etch.  You have to be careful what packages you use because
the Xandros version is not exactly the same as Debian Etch.  Asus is
suppose to release a SDK which should allow easier creation of packages.
 I have not tried adding software sources yet so I do not know what is
available.  More information is at this link.

Xandros is KDE based and the default is a "easy" interface.  The
"advanced" interface (full KDE desktop) can also be selected.

73 Eric

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