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Linux on ASUS T102HA

Discussion in 'Linux and Unix' started by llsee, Sep 9, 2019.

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  1. llsee

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    Does anybody have experience installing Linux on the ASUS T102HA? I would like to replace Win10 Home on this Intel Atom powered little PC. I have been toying with the idea of installing Lubuntu or Ubuntu-Mate on this under-powered machine. If anyone has tried, successful or not, I would appreciate your comments or help.
     
  2. bassfisher6522

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    It should with no problem. I would download your linux choice to a DVD/USB drive and use it as a live media. If that works then you can install it.
     
  3. plodr

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    I have an ASUS eeepc that came with linux installed. I suspect your Transformer will run linux just fine.

    I've run live versions of lubuntu and xubuntu on mine. The eeepc only has a 4GB hard drive so I can't install a modern distro but I do run them from a USB stick.
     
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    I've got one of those....does you web cam work with linux
     
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    Not clear on if you own an ASUS T102HA or an eeepc.
    To answer for the eeepc, I suspect it works in the original linux. I never use a web cam and in fact have postit notes blocking the came on all our netbooks/laptops. So I've never tried it when I run a live distro.
     
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    Sorry......yes, tis the eeepc. It's in storage somewhere....lol.
     
  7. cornemuse

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    plodr,
    I too have an eeepc, you said you run off a usb stick.
    How about off an sd card in the sd card slot?
    With XP I used the sd to install various progs.
    Gettin' some large sd cards cheep nowadays.
    Which ubuntu you reccomend?
    What about Mint Mate? <- I like it.
    -c-
     
  8. Miqw7394

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    You could do a lot worse than give 'Puppy' Linux a try. Designed from the very start, 15 years ago, to live on a USB stick, it loads a virtual file-system into RAM and runs from there for the duration of the session - hence why it's so blisteringly fast, since RAM is the fastest component of any machine.

    For anyone who has an EeePC, one of our forum members maintains his own re-master of 'Slacko' Puppy that was built from the ground up with the intention of running on these quirky notebooks. All security-related items are kept scrupulously up-to-date.....especially the 'TLS handshake' stuff that lies at the heart of the way the modern web functions.

    And yes; webcams work fine in Linux ( getting my own Logitech c920 HD 'Pro' up-and-running was a piece of cake - just plug it in and use it), so long as you do a wee bit of research and go for UVC-compliant models. Which gives you quite a wide selection to choose from....


    Mike. ;)
     
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    Booting from an SDcard will depend on the particular device, some will and some won't.

    I installed Ubuntu 16.04.5 LTS on a tablet a while back and it works well, I was lucky - the touchscreen worked straight away.
    It took quite a lot of online research to get the screen and touch to rotate together automatically when the orientation of the tablet was changed (but I got there in the end).

    EDIT : This should help if you haven't seen it already :- https://ubuntu-mate.community/t/18-04-lts-on-asus-t102ha-tablet-review/18461
     
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  10. plodr

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    I've never tried booting from an sd card so I don't know. I own about 40 USB sticks. My sd cards have movies on them.

    My favorite is LXDE desktop
    https://lxle.net/

    I was never happy with Puppy. I also don't care for Ubuntu.

    I've run CrunchBang! and Peppermint, which was recommended on the old eeepc forum before it disappeared. As I remember both seemed very slow. Of course what do you expect from a mini computer that was new in January 2008!
     
  11. plodr

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    Another day and I have more info to add about an eeepc.
    I made an LXLE desktop USB stick. (18.04.3 LTS)
    I have to press esc when I power up the eeepc and I saw 3 boot options: internal hd, USB stick and USB card reader sd card. So it appears that you should be able to boot from an sd card.
    I wasn't able to determine if the webcam is usable. I didn't see it listed anywhere. I could have disabled it in the BIOS.

    It connected to my wifi with no problem. I have sound and video. I started watching a YouTube video to test it.

    It is painfully slow. That is to be expected from an 11 year old piece of hardware. I can't see me browsing on it. I'll grab my 10.1" android tablet instead of viewing things on a 7" screen.
     
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