Linux Mint Debian Edition (gnome) Initial Setup

As of August 2011, the default LMDE Gnome install provides excellent support for the G1S, including Nvidia 8600GT through nouveau, Bluetooth, battery status and Intel Pro/Wireless 4965.

Accessing dual cores and >2GB of memory

LMDE (Linux Mint Debian edition) 201108 live disc installs with a single CPU oriented 486 kernel. You can verify this by running top, selecting "1" (one) and noting there is only one CPU core listed (G1S has a dual core CPU).

To fix: Launch Synaptic (Menu->Package Manager) and select Sections->Kernel and modules and then enter the text "686" in the Quick Filter box. Select meta package linux-image-686-pae, make sure the corresponding headers meta package is also selected, Apply (install) and reboot. By choosing the meta you'll automatically get the latest corresponding kernel.

Controlling OLED display

The OLED display can suffer burn-in if left to display the default ASUS text. The following procedure gives you the ability to have complete control of the display through the kernel module. An example of turning it off on boot is listed.

Compiling and installing kernel module

sudo bash
apt-get install subversion #reply Y
cd /usr/local/src
svn co svn://svn.berlios.de/lapsus/asus_oled/trunk asus_oled
cd asus_oled
make install
modprobe asus_oled

Read the README file in the asus_oled/ directory for more information.

Load Module and Turning off OLED by default

sudo bash
cd /etc/modprobe.d
echo "options asus_oled start_off=1" >> asus_oled.conf

Reboot to verify.

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