[Debian-eeepc-devel] Should I reinstall from scratch?

Santi Béjar santi at agolina.net
Thu Aug 13 08:47:25 UTC 2009

2009/8/13 Fabien <pogzy at yahoo.com>:
> Hi all,
> I am running a debian + lxde on a eeePC 701 (4G). I've installed Debian
> there is quite a time and it was a 2.26 kernel. I've upgraded it to 2.29,
> moved repo to lenny, then recently to squeeze, tried to install 2.6.30 but
> with 2.6.30 lxde screen config was wrong (too big & seeing only top screen,
> don't see the menu anymore).

Maybe you have this bug:


it is solved in 2.6.31-rc1, so it will be automatically solved with 2.6.31.

> At this time, wifi is not working animore, Fn+F2 toggle on/off the led but
> wicd does not see any wireless network, I renamed the eth0 to wlan0 as told
> in the wiki but it doesn't help.

Are you sure it is eth0 and not ath0?

I have the same EeePC as you and wifi is working here.

> When I tried 2.6.30 then back to 2.6.29, the touchpad is now acting as a
> sinple mouse, no tapping to double click or right click.

I think this is because a new xserver-xorg-input-synaptics. Try with
the TapButton1, 2, 3 config of the synaptics package. You can also



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