EeePC Tips


Here are a few things that I've found super-handy:

The EeePC's "Easy Mode" uses IceWM as the window manager.  You can find more themes here.  More information on customizing IceWM can be found here.

To summarize, open a terminal (Ctrl + Alt + t) and mkdir .icewm, now copy /etc/X11/icewm/* ~/.icewm/
This copies Asus' defaults to your home directory.  To set more keyboard shortcuts, edit ~/.icewm/keys.  Look at the other files to see other customization options.  IceWM is very flexible and is quite straightforward.

You can add the following line to /etc/apt/sources.list to get at man other Xandros applications.  I'd install tsclient, Abiword and more.  See my brief overview of Debian package management for details.

Xandros Repositories:

deb http://xnv4.xandros.com/4.0/pkg/ xandros4.0-xn main contrib non-free


Debian Repositories:  (Use carefully, don't blinding dist-upgrade.)

deb http://dccamirror.xandros.com/dccri/ dccri-3.0 main
deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian/ etch main contrib non-free
deb http://security.debian.org/ etch/updates main
deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org etch main