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Recently I decided to make my Acer Aspire One A150 netbook dedicated to Linux. I chose to install Ubuntu Netbook Remix 9.10 as the OS. The installation procedures were quite standard. But there were some (minor) complications caused by the touch screen I wired a few weeks ago.

Here are the installation steps I followed.

UNR installation from USB flash drive
– Obtain a copy of UNR ISO
– create a USB installation drive (Windows Vista+Virtual Clone Drive+USB-creator.exe)
– change bios settings to boot from USB
– Install

Most of the things (audio, wireless, etc) work out of the box. But the added touch screen did not work without the driver being installed. I did not find satisfying instructions on this issue after searching the web for a while, and then decided to do it experimentally. It worked and it turned out to be easy.

Touch screen driver installation:
– Go to http://www.eeti.com
(http://home.eeti.com.tw/web20/eGalaxTouchDriver/linuxDriver.htm) to
download the latest Linux driver. Attached.
– tar xvfz whatever_driver_tarball_name.tar.gz && cd unzipped_directory
– Since by default UNR does not have an xorg.conf which is required by
the setup.sh script, do `touch /etc/X11/xorg.conf` to create the file,
and make sure it is non-empty by adding a newline.
– `sudo sh setup.sh`
– Choose “3” on prompt for USB; reboot
– run `eGalaxTouch` to invoke the UI for touch screen calibration.

Known open issues:
1. dmesg shows “hub 1-5:1.0: over-current change on port 2”

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