(Updated February 1) Education enthusiasts of Puppy Linux bring you breeezy, a tiny but powerful browser suite based on Puppy Linux. Install it to SD or USB flash, boot and go!
Quote: "[I did the install and] was on my wpa network in about 5 minutes. This is a good alternative when I am on public hotspots." - ID
Notes about the February 1 update:
The network wizard can now handle secure connections (Thanks to updates by Pakt and Dougal). For questions or comments, please email . To update your copy of breeezy, rename your old pup_213.sfs, copy the new pup_213.sfs from the new zip file, then reboot (Renaming the old pup_213.sfs is recommended just in case you would want to use it again.)
- Download the updated breeezy package zip file (65 MB; right-click to Save Link/Shortcut) and decompress to your SD or USB flash drive (Check download integrity with md5sum = 13ba35c1905e20bb318fb7d73a6bae99 ). (For curious readers, the older files are listed below.)
- Continue with this tutorial.
- Insert the flash device to its port in the eee and proceed to booting (see the next item below).
Booting the eee
- Insert the SD (or USB) flash into its slot then press the power-on switch.
- Press the Esc key while the eee is booting and choose the appropriate device.
After successfully booting breeezy, you will see the introduction which is reproduced here.
Saving at shutdown is not required to keep breeezy working in the eee, but you may want to save your wifi settings. You may choose "Save" at shutdown - just make sure that your SD card has at least 32 MB free space (type df -h in console to view disk free space).
The following are old files but are included to show you some useful tricks as well as to record the history of Breeezy.
Adding WPA and WEP - with Tip About the Use of Desktop Shortcut
(The WPA dotpup is for users of December 25, 2007 version only; WEP was added on January 8, 2008)
This WPA dotpup for the eee (click to install) will let you fix the WPA issue. It will open a readme after installing the essential files. The dotpup installer will close after you close the WPA Readme.
It will put wpa-connect in /root/my-applications/bin.
Tip for Desktop Use: You can drag wpa-connect to the desktop then click on the resulting shortcut to start your connection (check that you have entered your ssid and password in /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf). Right-click on the wpa-connect shortcut to set an icon for it, like this image.
To make connection automatic at startup, place wpa-connect as the last line in /usr/sbin/delayedrun. However, this method could prevent connecting to open networks later, so use the desktop shortcut (described above) whenever possible.
Make sure you save at first shutdown of the eee to save the changes in your SD card.
Update for WEP: Get this file (wep-connect), unzip then edit as text to enter your ESSID and WEP key, and place in /root/my-applications/bin. Follow the "Tip for Desktop Use" above. If you want to use it in console, type wep-connect then press ENTER.
To make connection automatic at startup, place wep-connect as the last line in /usr/sbin/delayedrun. However, this method could prevent connecting to open networks later, so use the desktop shortcut (described above) whenever possible.
Miscellaneous Updates (Old Files)
Update for Battery Monitor: Download this apmGUI dotpup (download the dotpup and click to install). The file apmGUI.sh in /root (home) launches the battery monitor. Make sure you save at first shutdown of the eee to save the changes in your SD card.
Update for users of December 25, 2007 version: Get WPA working with a dotpup package. Tip about using WPA through a desktop shortcut is also mentioned there. WEP implementation is similar and is placed below WPA. Read about WPA and WEP above.