eee-control – Utility for controlling Eee PC hardware

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eee-control is an easy-to-use utility for controlling Eee PC hardware under Linux. It can toggle hardware (WiFi, Bluetooth, etc.) on and off, lets you configure all hardware hotkeys, enables aggressive powersaving, and more
eee-control Features

* ACPI support for hotkeys, LCD brightness control and hardware toggles
* Toggle hardware (WiFi, Bluetooth, card reader, webcam, touchpad) on and off
* Easy graphical configuration of hotkey actions
* Better (finer granularity, more silent) fan control
* Extended LCD brightness (brighter and darker than the default range)
* Notifications/OSD (fully configurable)
* Performance control (adjusts FSB and CPU voltage) for saving power and/or overclocking
* gnome-power-manager integration for automatic performance adjustment
* Fine-grained configuration through a configuration file (/etc/eee-control.conf)
* Monitor for hardware sensors (fan, temperature)
* Internationalization
* Clean architecture
o eee-control-daemon (low level operations, hardware abstraction, runs with root privileges)
o eee-control-tray (GTK/GNOME GUI, configuration, OSD)
o D-Bus for communication

Install eee-control in Ubuntu

First you need to download the .deb package from here .In this example i am downloading .deb package for jaunty


Install .deb package using the following command

sudo dpkg -i eee-control_0.9.4_all~jaunty.deb

This will complete the installation

the Ubuntu packages automatically enter eee-control-tray into the session startup.If you want to start
The GUI use the following command from terminal






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12 Responses

  1. Jason says:

    Thank you!! This utility is so much better than eeepc-acpi-utils that I was using before.

  2. lefty.crupps says:

    is this available for other distros than Ubuntu? and for other DEs than GNOME?

    KDE on Debian is what i am using on my EeePC, and i am sure there are others out there with variations as well…

  3. Washingtonjr says:

    Thanks a lot for that peace of software! REAL GREAT on my EeePC 1000H.

    Allthough it took me a few hours to find out how to disable the asus_eee kernel module.

    (For all people like me: You have to edit the file “modules” in /etc as root. Comment the line “asus_eee” with a # and save.)

    From that on, the new tray applet (and all the modules behind) works like a charm!

  4. Derek says:

    Thanks for this tool, it looks like it’s working great on my new 1005H! I installed it with Ubuntu 9.04 Netbook edition.

  5. Lapog says:


    I am trying to install it under ‘Jolicloud’ NBR, which run on Jaunty. I get an error. Here’s what I get:

    lapog@790Netbook:~$ sudo dpkg -i eee-control_0.9.4_all~jaunty.deb
    (Reading database … 96886 files and directories currently installed.)
    Preparing to replace eee-control 0.9.4 (using eee-control_0.9.4_all~jaunty.deb) …

    Deleting module version: 20090415
    completely from the DKMS tree.
    * Stopping Eee PC hardware control eee-control-daemon [ OK ]
    Cleaning up /etc/modules
    Nothing to clean up
    Moving ACPI scripts back into /etc/acpi/events
    Restarting acpid
    * Stopping ACPI services… [ OK ]
    * Loading ACPI modules… [ OK ]
    * Starting ACPI services… [ OK ]
    Unpacking replacement eee-control …
    Setting up eee-control (0.9.4) …

    Creating symlink /var/lib/dkms/eeepc-laptop/20090415/source ->

    DKMS: add Completed.

    Error! Your kernel source for kernel 2.6.31-4-jolicloud cannot be found at
    /lib/modules/2.6.31-4-jolicloud/build or /lib/modules/2.6.31-4-jolicloud/source.
    You can use the –kernelsourcedir option to tell DKMS where it’s located.
    ERROR: Failed building module.
    dpkg: error processing eee-control (–install):
    subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 1
    Errors were encountered while processing:

  6. Lapog says:

    Wooops! I hit the ‘submit’ before I could beg for help!

    Thanks in advance!

  7. David says:

    Will there be a version for Karmic as the Jaunty version does not install on my EeePC1000HE I get the following message.
    Error: Dependency is not satisfiable: hotkey-setup

    Thanks for a great utility it worked well on Jaunty and I miss it.

  8. isaaclw says:

    So it doens’t work in Karmic?

    That sucks…

    I had it working for a bit when I did an upgrade, but then after it wasn’t working quite right I did a re-install… and now it wont install. Same error as Lapog.

  9. isaaclw says:

    I meant it stopped working right after the upgrade, and now it won’t “reinstall”

  10. Volker says:


    This Howto is outdated.

    Where can i get the eee-ctl for Ubuntu 11.04?


  11. randman says:

    I’m interested in this for Ubuntu 11.04 too!

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