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#1 uberdude007

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 06:52 PM

My mom has an ASUS EeePC 2G Surf. We used the software restore function on it. It is no longer allowing us to update anything but the BIOS. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated, as I hear about it frequently. She also can't use Java. Any ideas?

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Posted 22 October 2009 - 03:55 PM

Hi,
What Linux Distro do you have on it?

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Posted 24 October 2009 - 07:01 AM

You have to reboot your box.If you have already rebooted your box, and it appears to be stable, there is no need to go back. In case it is rebooted it will then come back with the old kernel and openafs.

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 05:22 PM

Hi,
What Linux Distro do you have on it?


The original Xandros Linux is on it.

You have to reboot your box.If you have already rebooted your box, and it appears to be stable, there is no need to go back. In case it is rebooted it will then come back with the old kernel and openafs.


Can you dumb that down? I'm not a Linux guy...I'm used to working with Windows-based PCs and non-command-line based MacOS X stuff.
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Posted 26 October 2009 - 11:02 PM

What is it that you want to update? Update the kernel, the whole OS, individual apps? Why do you need to update the BIOS?

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 03:26 PM

What is it that you want to update? Update the kernel, the whole OS, individual apps? Why do you need to update the BIOS?


Individual apps.
It only lets us update the BIOS. That's where the problem is.
It won't let us update or install anything but BIOS Updates.
We're on the latest rev of the BIOS too.
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Posted 27 October 2009 - 10:51 PM

Well I don't use the eee, but BIOS accessibility on most any PC or laptop is independent of the OS. BIOS upgrades are usually reserved for very outdated firmware or serious bugs in the eee BIOS, which I haven't heard of. BIOS updates are dangerous if not meant for specific known issues. You can render your PC unbootable.

I'm not understanding. Are you booted into the Xandros operating system at all? If so, are your repos setup properly? The BIOS updates would probably come from ASUS, but the software updates would come from the Xandros (or whatever distro the eee is running) repos. These may be two different URLs. You would add or update software using Synaptic (I think).


Try -->here

Edited by Trio3b, 27 October 2009 - 11:10 PM.


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Posted 30 October 2009 - 11:02 AM

I'm not sure I could be any clearer.
I am running the default Eee Linux operating system, which includes KDE, but it is highly recommended that it not be used due to stability and performance issues.
I can't change the Synaptic repositories because there is no option to.
When I go in to the "Add/Remove Programs" dialog under the System tab, the only option available is "Install BIOS Updates"
I have no desire to install BIOS updates. I simply want to download and install programs. I don't know where you got the notion that I wanted to do any BIOS updating, as in previous posts I stated that I wanted to install programs, not BIOS updates. I don't know how to explain it much better.
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Posted 31 October 2009 - 03:31 PM

Sounds like Synaptic is wonky. You may have to access Synaptic via the command line and reset repositories. The link I gave you addresses this as well as this link -->here

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Posted 05 November 2009 - 08:48 PM

Sounds like Synaptic is wonky. You may have to access Synaptic via the command line and reset repositories. The link I gave you addresses this as well as this link -->here


Okay.
Now we're on the same page.
Thanks!
I'll try that and get back to you with the results!
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