EEEbuntu on a ASUS EEEpc 701

I have recently been given a ASUS EEEpc 701, thanks swh, and have till now found it way too slow and jerky. The 701 I have has got 1G of RAM and 4G of disk space built in, which I added a 16G flash disk too.

Thanks to Seb (old housemate), I have now downgraded the graphics driver, and as a result it is now totally usable, yay to small computers!! I followed this howto guide when attempting to fix the EeeeeePc.

These are the steps I took :

  1. Edited and added the below lines to : /etc/apt/sources.list:
    <br /> deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/siretart/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main<br /> deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/siretart/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main<br />

  2. Imported the needed key:
    <br /> sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com 0xce90d8983e731f79<br />

  3. Installed the older driver:
    <br /> $ sudo apt-get update<br /> $ sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-intel-2.4<br />

  4. Restarted X.
    <br /> sudo /etc/init.d/gdm restart<br />

And then, like magic a usable working EEEbuntu on the 701. Notes that I tend to install Fedora OSs on my machines, this is the first time I have decided to stick with an Ubuntu flavoured OS.