eeepc 900 now install with fedora 9 using SDHC card inserted in the builtin reader

change the BIOS setting to boot from card reader.
connect external DVD reader with DVD burned with Fedora 9 i386 image
select the atl2 network driver
deselect the internal SSD harddisks and let Fedora 9 install only to the SD card
after 1+ hour install. It boots successfully
The built in wired connection work so I can connect to internet and post this message.
Change the display to 1024×768 under the menu (System/Display)
logout and login again then change the resolution to 1024×600 using System/Preference/Hardware/Screen Resolution

Problems noted:

Battery life checking not work quite well
Wireless lan not configured after first boot – This is now solved by yum –enablerepo=livna-testing install kmod-madwifi.  Thanks http://kernelreloaded.blog385.com/index.php/archives/madwifi-wireless-for-asus-eee-pc-on-fedora-9-howto/
….

Next steps:

updating new packages and refresh the systems
Finding way to enable wireless
Need to check if the built in web cam work – it works nows but can I disable in BIOS but still work? Default BIOS setup is to disable WebCam

Another nice documents http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/EeePc#ACPI_State_of_play

compile open-vm-tools-2008.06.03-96374 in Fedora 9

Based on http://alanlam.blogspot.com/2008/06/compile-virtualbox-from-source-with.html, to install the additional packages

use the command

su root -c ‘yum install libdnet-devel’
su root -c ‘yum install libicu-devel.i386’

Install further

libicu-devel-3.8.1-7.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 02:24:32 PM HKT
libicu-3.8.1-7.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 02:24:18 PM HKT
libdnet-devel-1.12-3.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 02:23:04 PM HKT
libdnet-1.12-3.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 02:23:03 PM HKT
procps-devel-3.2.7-20.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 02:21:10 PM HKT
ncurses-devel-5.6-16.20080301.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 01:37:30 PM HKT
elfutils-0.133-3.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 01:30:16 PM HKT
elfutils-libs-0.133-3.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 01:30:15 PM HKT
gtk2-devel-2.12.10-2.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 12:08:48 PM HKT
atk-devel-1.22.0-1.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 12:08:43 PM HKT
gtk-doc-1.9-4.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 12:08:42 PM HKT
docbook-utils-0.6.14-13.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 12:08:41 PM HKT
pango-devel-1.20.1-1.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 12:08:39 PM HKT
docbook-style-dsssl-1.79-5.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 12:08:36 PM HKT
cairo-devel-1.6.4-1.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 12:08:35 PM HKT
pixman-devel-0.10.0-1.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 12:08:34 PM HKT
perl-SGMLSpm-1.03ii-18.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 12:08:33 PM HKT
libXcomposite-devel-0.4.0-4.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 12:08:33 PM HKT
docbook-style-xsl-1.73.2-9.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 12:08:29 PM HKT
libXtst-devel-1.0.3-3.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 12:03:36 PM HKT

Download procps-3.2.7-20.fc9.src.rpm

Patch the procps.spec

svn diff -r 29:28 https://osstools.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/osstools/trunk/rpmbuild/SPEC/procps.spec

Apply the patch available at

svn co https://osstools.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/osstools/trunk/patch/open-vm-tools-2008.06.03-96374.patch -r 30

Compile VirtualBox from source with Fedora 9

Follow build instructions http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux%20build%20instructions

use the following commands:

svn co http://virtualbox.org/svn/vbox/trunk vbox
cd vbox/
su root -c ‘yum install compat-gcc-34-c++’
su root -c ‘yum install libxml2-devel.i386’
su root -c ‘yum install libxslt-devel.i386’
su root -c ‘yum install libIDL-devel’
su root -c ‘yum install libpng-devel’
su root -c ‘yum install SDL-devel’
su root -c ‘yum install libXcursor-devel’
su root -c ‘yum install qt3-devel’
su root -c ‘yum install qt4-devel’
su root -c ‘yum install kernel-devel’
su root -c ‘yum install pulseaudio-libs-devel’
./configure –with-gcc-compat=gcc34
source env.sh
kmk all

install the following packages in Fedora 9 i386

pulseaudio-libs-devel-0.9.10-1.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 10:37:42 AM HKT
pulseaudio-libs-zeroconf-0.9.10-1.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 10:37:34 AM HKT
kernel-devel-2.6.25.6-55.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 10:35:38 AM HKT
qt-devel-4.3.5-2.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 10:34:37 AM HKT
qt-x11-4.3.5-2.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 10:34:29 AM HKT
qt-4.3.5-2.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 10:34:25 AM HKT
nas-libs-1.9.1-4.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 10:34:24 AM HKT
redhat-rpm-config-9.0.2-1.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 10:34:23 AM HKT
libXfixes-devel-4.0.3-3.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 10:34:23 AM HKT
libXi-devel-1.1.3-4.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 10:34:22 AM HKT
qt3-devel-3.3.8b-12.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 10:33:47 AM HKT
qt3-3.3.8b-12.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 10:33:38 AM HKT
libXt-devel-1.0.4-5.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 10:33:35 AM HKT
libXinerama-devel-1.0.3-1.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 10:33:34 AM HKT
libXft-devel-2.1.12-5.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 10:33:34 AM HKT
libSM-devel-1.0.2-5.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 10:33:33 AM HKT
libmng-devel-1.0.9-6.1 Sun 22 Jun 2008 10:33:33 AM HKT
libmng-1.0.9-6.1 Sun 22 Jun 2008 10:33:32 AM HKT
libICE-devel-1.0.4-3.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 10:33:32 AM HKT
libjpeg-devel-6b-41.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 10:33:31 AM HKT
fontconfig-devel-2.5.0-2.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 10:33:28 AM HKT
freetype-devel-2.3.5-6.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 10:33:26 AM HKT
libXcursor-devel-1.1.9-2.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 10:32:54 AM HKT
SDL-devel-1.2.13-3.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 10:32:18 AM HKT
mesa-libGLU-devel-7.1-0.31.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 10:32:16 AM HKT
libXrender-devel-0.9.4-3.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 10:32:16 AM HKT
libXext-devel-1.0.4-1.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 10:32:15 AM HKT
libX11-devel-1.1.4-1.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 10:32:12 AM HKT
libXdmcp-devel-1.0.2-5.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 10:32:10 AM HKT
libXrandr-devel-1.2.2-3.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 10:32:09 AM HKT
xorg-x11-proto-devel-7.3-12.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 10:32:08 AM HKT
libXau-devel-1.0.3-5.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 10:32:07 AM HKT
mesa-libGL-devel-7.1-0.31.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 10:32:04 AM HKT
SDL-1.2.13-3.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 10:32:01 AM HKT
alsa-lib-devel-1.0.16-3.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 10:31:58 AM HKT
libxcb-devel-1.1-4.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 10:31:56 AM HKT
automake-1.10.1-2 Sun 22 Jun 2008 10:31:53 AM HKT
libpng-devel-1.2.29-1.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 10:31:09 AM HKT
libIDL-devel-0.8.10-2.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 10:30:40 AM HKT
glib2-devel-2.16.3-5.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 10:30:37 AM HKT
libxslt-devel-1.1.24-1.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 10:30:09 AM HKT
libgpg-error-devel-1.6-2 Sun 22 Jun 2008 10:30:08 AM HKT
libgcrypt-devel-1.4.0-3 Sun 22 Jun 2008 10:30:08 AM HKT
libxml2-devel-2.6.32-2.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 10:29:39 AM HKT
zlib-devel-1.2.3-18.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 10:29:37 AM HKT
compat-gcc-34-c++-3.4.6-9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 10:27:16 AM HKT
compat-gcc-34-3.4.6-9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 10:27:02 AM HKT
iasl-20061109-4.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 09:17:32 AM HKT
dev86-0.16.17-9.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 09:16:24 AM HKT
gcc-c++-4.3.0-8 Sun 22 Jun 2008 09:14:15 AM HKT
libstdc++-devel-4.3.0-8 Sun 22 Jun 2008 09:14:08 AM HKT

But get the following errors:

vbox/src/VBox/Additions/x11/xclient/seamless-x11.cpp:188: error: ‘XmuClientWindow’ was not declared in this scope
kmk[3]: *** [vbox/out/linux.x86/release/obj/src/VBox/Additions/VBoxClient/seamless-x11.o] Error 1
The failing command:
@g++ -c -O2 -g -Wall -pedantic -Wno-long-long -Wno-trigraphs -Wno-variadic-macros -pipe -O2 -mtune=generic -fno-omit-frame-pointer -fno-strict-aliasing -fvisibility-inlines-hidden -fvisibility=hidden -DVBOX_HAVE_VISIBILITY_HIDDEN -m32 -Ivbox/include -Ivbox/out/linux.x86/release -DVBOX -DVBOX_OSE -DRT_OS_LINUX -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64 -DRT_ARCH_X86 -D__X86__ -DIN_RING3 -DHC_ARCH_BITS=32 -DGC_ARCH_BITS=32 -DIN_GUEST -DIN_GUEST_R3 -DIN_RT_R3 -DVBOX_X11_CLIPBOARD -DVBOX_HGCM -DSEAMLESS_GUEST -DDYNAMIC_RESIZE -D_GNU_SOURCE -Wp,-MD,vbox/out/linux.x86/release/obj/src/VBox/Additions/VBoxClient/seamless-x11.o.dep -Wp,-MT,vbox/out/linux.x86/release/obj/src/VBox/Additions/VBoxClient/seamless-x11.o -Wp,-MP -o vbox/out/linux.x86/release/obj/src/VBox/Additions/VBoxClient/seamless-x11.o vbox/src/VBox/Additions/x11/xclient/seamless-x11.cpp
kmk[3]: Leaving directory `vbox/src/VBox/Additions’
kmk[2]: *** [pass_binaries_before] Error 2
kmk[2]: Leaving directory `vbox/src/VBox’
kmk[1]: *** [pass_binaries_before] Error 2
kmk[1]: Leaving directory `vbox/src’
kmk: *** [pass_binaries_before] Error 2

During the configure, it won’t check for dependence of libXmu-devel

su root -c ‘yum install libXmu-devel’

and it works!

How to enable Time Machine on unsupported volumes

http://www.engadget.com/2007/11/10/how-to-enable-time-machine-on-unsupported-volumes


defaults write com.apple.systempreferences TMShowUnsupportedNetworkVolumes 1



use control-click of TimeMachine preference to select the hidden mounted point

Configuring an AppleTalk Server in Linux

http://book.chinaunix.net/special/ebook/RedHat_Linux_Bible/8140final/LiB0228.html

Note 
In general, AppleTalk should be used on trusted networks. If you are running a firewall on your netatalk server, however, you must open access to several ports for netatalk to work. In particular, you may need to open ports 548 (AFP over TCP/IP), 201 (AppleTalk routing), 202 (AppleTalk name binding), 204 (AppleTalk echo), and 206 (AppleTalk zones).