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ASUS eeepc 701 4g + XenialPup 7.5 - couple problems
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asusi

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PostPosted: Sat 26 Jan 2019, 15:57    Post subject:  ASUS eeepc 701 4g + XenialPup 7.5 - couple problems
Subject description: Using Fn keys to adjust volume, disable wifi,
 

Installed Xenialpup 7.5 to Asus eeepc 701 4g laptop. There are couple small things which don't work:

1) adjusting volume with FN + key(F7 - F9).
2) Disabling WiFi by pressing FN + F2 works but enabling seems to fail (cannot reconnect). Indicator LED behaves correctly, turns off and back on.

I use Barry's Simple Network Setup for setting up WiFi.
WiFi chip is:

01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Qualcomm Atheros AR242x / AR542x Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)
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PostPosted: Sat 26 Jan 2019, 20:57    Post subject:  

EEEPC's are kind of a special laptop.
There have been some Puppy versions made specifically to support them, but those are old Puppy versions.
So. I am not going to suggest using one.


With Puppy Linux some of the fn+keys not working you are going to have to live with.
Puppy is not going to have the specific computers drivers to make them all work. If there even is a Linux driver version.

In menu>Setup>Mouse/Keyboard Wizard>Keyboard>Advanced Configuration>
Keyboard Model
There are some setups for specific laptops.
Maybe the Asus-laptop one would help.

Xenialpup 7.5 controls audio volume by the speaker icon on the tray.

About turning on and off WIFI.

In Xenialpup it does not auto connect just because the WIFI is powered back on.
You can right click on the network icon in the tray.
If offered select reconnect.
If reconnect is not offered, will have to use setup networking.

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asusi

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PostPosted: Sat 26 Jan 2019, 21:53    Post subject:  

I can modify F7 alone (for example) to be mute/unmute button via JWMDesk Manager - JWM Hotkey. There were some options for additional key required, like ALT and also couple labeled mod1, mod2 etc but I didn't find setting for FN key. There is also option for setting keycode and I tried to get reading by using app called xev but apparently FN key is special and I got nothing. With correct keycode I assume volume keys could work, I saw that Print Screen function was also there (defined by keycode) and it also requires FN key (Insert is the default action of that key). Print Screen works correctly.

EDIT: That menu has all volume control functions already in place (commmands were amixer + something) and keycodes entered but codes are apparently wrong since they don't work, instead of keycode I defined F7 to be a hotkey and it worked, but I would like it to be FN + F7, even though I can control the volume with the slider.

I do have much faster laptop so it's not like I need this, I bought it only to tinker and I wanted to try a Linux distro.
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PostPosted: Sun 27 Jan 2019, 02:30    Post subject:  

AtomicPup-XIX is specifically designed to work with netbooks, your ASUS eee701 included, BUT, video is done manually by typing XORGWIZARD, and selecting the Intel Drivers. Puppy will find it and correctly dissplay. There is a mouse/touchpad test also. During this setup you need to use keyboard (arrow keys).

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PostPosted: Sun 27 Jan 2019, 13:20    Post subject:  

Booted Lubuntu 16.04 from USB stick and it does support controlling the volume. Xev gives output when keys are pressed, photo attached. Only difference with each key is the first number after "Keys:" word.
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