EeePC 1215N

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Slackware on an ASUS eeepc 1215N

Device modules

Ethernet

Network nic: Atheros AR8152

- Kernel version 2.6.x

Device Drivers --->
  [ x ] Network Device Support --->
    [ x ] Ethernet (1000 Mbit) --->
        < x > Atheros L1C Gigabit Ethernet

- Kernel version 3.0.x +

Device Drivers --->
  [ x ] Network Device Support --->
    [ x ] Ethernet driver support --->
      [ x ] Atheros Devices
        < x > Atheros L1C Gigabit Ethernet support

Building the proprietary driver:

tar xcvf arl...-x.x.x.tar.gz
cd arl...-x.x.x/src
ln -s config.h autoconf.h
make
insmod arl1e/arl1c


Wifi

The BCM4313 wireless card has two controller solutions, the wl and the brcmsmac (brcm80211).

Kernel version 3.0.x +

Device Drivers --->
  [ x ] Network device support --->
     [ x ] Wireless LAN --->
     [ M ] USB ZD1201 based Wireless device support
     [ M ] Broadcom IEEE802.11n PCIe SoftMAC WLAN driver
     [ M ] IEEE 802.11 for Host AP (Prism2/2.5/3 and WEP/TKIP/CCMP)
Broadcom specif AMBA
   < M > BCMA suport
    [ M ] Support for BCMA on PCI-Host bus


or

Proprietary driver:

The Broadcom STA driver, can be downloaded here.

tar zxvf hybrid-portsrc....tar.gz
make
make install

Optional: Compiles against desired API

make API=WEXT
make API=CFG80211

Kernel 3.3.2 error changes the follow line .ndo_set_multicast_list= to .ndo_set_rx_node=

Unload Linux modules:

rmmod b43   | echo "blacklist b43" >> /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist
rmmod ssb   | echo "blacklist ssb" >> /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist
rmmod wl
rmmod bcma

Loading module:

modprobe lib80211
modprobe lib80211_crypt_tkip (optional)
modprobe wl


BIOS

For updating the bios using the EZ-Flash tool you should create a fat16 usb stick and then copy the rom named as "1215N.ROM"

Latest bios version: 0503 (09/07/10)

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