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Old 31st October 2008
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is it a good idea to install und use OpenBSD with KDE or Gnome on the notebook ?
I'd like to install OpenBSD 4.4 on EEEPC 1000H from Asus.

my EEEPC 1000H has wireless chipset: RALINK RT2860
and Ethernet adapter: Atheros AR8121/AR8113/AR8114 PCI-E

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Those devices are typically called netbooks now, which are generally just small laptops.. the majority of OpenBSD developers use laptops.

http://www.openbsd.org/i386-laptop.html documents some of the available choices, it's selection of "Eee PC's" is rather vauge though..

But really, the first thing one should do is check the mailing lists..

http://marc.info/?t=122151386700001&r=1&w=2

With one of these newer devices, following -CURRENT might be necessary.. this seems to indicate the wired Ethernet may be one of the unsupported Attansic chipsets.

The wireless on the other hand, might work.. with ACPI enabled..

In essence, you may have a little work on your hands.. trying to get everything working as desired.

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is it a good idea to install und use OpenBSD with KDE or Gnome on the notebook ?
You could be questioning how these windowing environments will appear on the non-standard 1024x600 10-inch screen, & the answer is empirical -- try them & see.

I have the older (& smaller...) 701 with a 800x480 7-inch screen, & I run the lighter weight Fluxbox window manager on it. For the most part, the non-standard screen size isn't a problem, but there are dialog boxes within applications such as OpenOffice & Adobe Reader which do not size well; the top or bottom of some windows will be cut off. This doesn't have to be catastrophic; I have learned that these dialogs can be moved up or down (even if the caption bar is obscured...) to expose needed options or buttons.
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thx for all answer, but is there a live OpenBSD 4.3 or 4.4 to test a hardware before installation ?
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Yes. See my .sig. 4.4 LiveCD ISOs will be available tomorrow.
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thx, but cannot find LiveCD 4.4

could someone post pls a download link ?
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could someone post pls a download link ?
Look at jggimi's signature at the bottom of each of his messages.

http://jggimi.homeip.net/livecd/downloads.html
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thx a lot
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I've booted EEEPC 1000H using OpenBSD LiveCD kde.i386.4.4.3.iso,
but the wired Ethernet:

Atheros AR8121/AR8113/AR8114 PCI-E

seems to be not supported.

is it possible to install OpenBSD 4.4 at the moment without wired Ethernet and install later only just a driver ?
is it only a simple installation or I must build a new kernel for this driver ?

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is it possible to install OpenBSD 4.4 at the moment without wired Ethernet
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...and install later only just a driver ?
No. If you installed from install44.iso from one of the mirrors or purchased an official CD set, you have installed OpenBSD 4.4-release. To upgrade to 4.4-current, you will need to install a snapshot which is the simplest path. For more information, study Section 5.3.2 of the FAQ:

http://openbsd.org/faq/faq5.html#BldBinary

If you elect to do a source code install, it is highly recommended that you study all of Section 5. In addition, you should study the Following -current document as well:

http://openbsd.org/faq/current.html

As a newcomer to OpenBSD, you will find a tremendous amount of useful information in the FAQ. By taking the time to study it in earnest now, you will answer many questions, & save a lot of time & aggravation later on.
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