Sunday, April 25, 2010

EEE PC 1008HA hotkeys on Ubuntu Lucid Lynx 10.04 LTS

So, it seems that Asus is somehow sniffing on the installed operating system and acts accordingly. So the way acpi works is related to what OS the mainboard thinks you have. Newer kernels don't advertise themselves, so you should do that manually by adding "acpi_osi=Linux" to /etc/default/grub file to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT variable so it will show like this:
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash acpi_osi=Linux"
Then run "update-grub" as root or with sudo, reboot, and that's all. 

3 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for the tip! Worked perfectly on my EEE 1002HA (I had lost the volume hotkeys when I upgraded to Lucid, and also the bluetooth support was flaky!). Can't believe it was something so simple... ;)

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  2. Hi,
    very happy to help. As I read on some other forums, it should work to all 10" EEE PC series, including 1005HA, too.

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  3. Excellent tip! Helped to restore the hotkeys on 1015PEM (Debian Squeeze) as well!

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