Xubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koara) on EEEPC 901

Software to be installed

  • Internet
    Purpose Email Browser Instant messages Skype BitTorrent
    Software Thunderbird Firefox Pidgin Skype Deluge
    Install method Default Default Default Download from Skype ソフトウェアの追加と削除
  • Music
    Purpose iPod ID3 tag MP3 Encoder CD Ripper
    Software Rhythmbox Music Player gtkPod Rhythmbox Music Player Rhythmbox Music Player
    Install method ソフトウェアの追加と削除 ソフトウェアの追加と削除 ソフトウェアの追加と削除 ソフトウェアの追加と削除
  • Viewer
    Purpose Photo viewer Video viewer Video Converter
    Software Picasa 3 VLC FFMpeg
    Install method Picasa 3 ソフトウェアの追加と削除 Build
  • Edit
    Purpose CD/DVD Burner CD/DVD Ripper
    Software Brasero Burner dd if=/dev/cdrom of=my_cd_image.iso DVD Decrypter
    Install method Default Default
  • Others
    Purpose Citrix Printer Scanner Black Berry CIFS Mount
    Software Citrix Default (use CX5200) Sane Default xxxxxxx Gigolo
    Install method Default Default Default xxxxxxx Default


Xubuntu Installation: Alternate CD

Use the alternate CD to install xubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koara) on encrypted partitions.

Installation Language: English

Use English to install xubuntu to avoid unusual setup. We can setup language later.

Encrypted Partition:

In order to encrypt partition, just need to select "Encrypted partitions on LVM". Everything is automatically setup with tiny swap space.

OS Setup

Swap Caps_Lock and Control_L (man xmodmap)

  • Applications=>設定=>キーボード レイアウト Check "システムでフォルトを使用する"
  • Applications=>設定=>セッションと起動 setxkbmap -option "ctrl:swapcaps"
  • Applications=>Xfce 4 設定マネージャ=>Removable Drives and Media=>Input Devices=>Keyboards setxkbmap -option "ctrl:swapcaps"

Language pack

Install Japanese language pack. This requires re-login.

Enable auto login

In order to start up this netbook, it was required to enter pass phrase to use encripted partition. Therefore there are no points to do another authentication.

Power management


mount CIFS

Set the options, iocharset=utf8,_netdev,nounix

Setup Wifi with WPA / WPA2

Application Installation


  • GSreamer plugins, Xubuntu restricted extras
  • Rhythmbox Music Player, VLC, Elisa, gtkPod, Deluge,

Synaptic パッケージ・マネージャ

  • gvfs-fuse
  • exaile-plugin-ipod

Install applications with dlwonloaded packages

  • Skype: Download deb package and install it
  • Citrix: Download linux client from

Application setup


  • Applications=>設定=>キーボード アプリケーションショートカットキー
    • Fn + F5: amixer -q set iSpeaker toggle
    • Fn + F6: amixer -q set PCM 10-
    • Fn + F7: amixer -q set PCM 10+
    • Windows key: xfce4-popup-menu

Japanese Font Setup

  • Applications=>システム=>言語サポート
  • Applications=>設定=>Qt 4設定
    • Fonts Family VL Pゴシック 7Point
  • Applications=>設定=>Xfce 4 設定マネージャ => 外観
    • Sans 10 => VL Pゴシック 8Point

Use EEEPC as Desktop

External monitor

Need to edit xorg.conf to use monitors properly.