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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.
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

Currently the Eee PC models 701/701SD, 702, 900, 900A, 901 & 1000/1000H are supported.

Install eee-control in Ubuntu 9.10

First you need to download .deb package from here or using the following command

wget http://danamlund.dk/eee-control/eee-control_0.9.4_all~karmic.deb

Now install .deb package using the following command

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

You can always download latest .deb from here

For Ubuntu Lucid 10.04 users

For Ubuntu Lucid 10.04 users add the eee-control PPA repository to your Third
Party Software Sources (Administratio – Software Sources) type in:

ppa:eee-control/eee-control

Than update the packages archive and install eee-control package with the

Package Manager or in a terminal type

sudo apt-get install eee-control

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28 Comments to “Howto install eee-control in Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid)/9.10 (Karmic)”

  1. titaniumtux says:

    Doesn’t work on Karmic on the Asus t91 :(

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  2. Dan Roberts says:

    Doesn’t work on abit is 7-error message eee_acpi module not installed!

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  3. Dan Roberts says:

    update to my previous post-”error while communicating with eee-control-daemon! Make sure it is running.” This while attempting to start program from panel.

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  4. Bekir Bilge says:

    I’ve a progblem with this package. It shows me “Python-dev didn’t installed”. So i can’t istall this, and i coludn’t solve this error.

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  5. Alpa says:

    I hae a newly ubuntu-netbook-remix karmic koal and i cannot install due to missing ‘hotkeys’ package. I cant’ find this dependdancy anywhere on synaptic. The most similar is hotkey-setup which i figure it’s nearly the same but it’s not enough. Where can I find ‘hotkeys’?

    thanks

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  6. Hugo de Groot says:

    it installs fine after meeting the dependencies in karmic. this means you also need the hotkeys and python-dev etc… installed

    not sure if it does any good, cause i did not have time to measure the performance difference but it seems to work well on my eeepc 1005HA

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  7. psyc says:

    Hello, works this with Lenovo S10e too?

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  8. Camilovo says:

    Unpacking eee-control (from eee-control_0.9.4_all~karmic.deb) …
    dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of eee-control:
    eee-control depends on dkms (>= 2.0.0); however:
    Package dkms is not installed.
    eee-control depends on python-dev; however:
    Package python-dev is not installed.
    eee-control depends on gettext; however:
    Package gettext is not installed.
    eee-control depends on hotkeys; however:
    Package hotkeys is not installed.
    dpkg: error processing eee-control (–install):
    dependency problems – leaving unconfigured
    Processing triggers for sreadahead …
    sreadahead will be reprofiled on next reboot
    Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils …
    Errors were encountered while processing:
    eee-control

    So, you have to type sudo apt-get -f install

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  9. percherie says:

    Thank you, it’s ok for Eee PC 901 with Karmic. I add this page in official french wiki : http://doc.ubuntu-fr.org/eee-control#installation

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  10. robloch says:

    Hi,

    I’ve an 1005HA too, and installed missing dependencies, but, I’ve the “error of communication…” all is up to date and it’s a clean install of karmic…

    Is somebody could help me please?

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  11. blogfeuer.de says:

    Having these issues. I can install eee control, but dkms is creating errors.

    *installed dkms via ubuntu package search.
    *installed hotkey-setup

    when i start eee-control installatin, this happens

    apt-get -f install did not help, it will remove eee-control

    a@1000h:~/Downloads$ sudo dpkg -i eee-control_0.9.4_all~karmic.deb
    [sudo] password for a:
    Wähle vormals abgewähltes Paket eee-control.
    (Lese Datenbank … 112589 Dateien und Verzeichnisse sind derzeit installiert.)
    Entpacke eee-control (aus eee-control_0.9.4_all~karmic.deb) …
    dpkg: Abhängigkeitsprobleme verhindern Konfiguration von eee-control:
    eee-control hängt ab von dkms (>= 2.0.0); aber:
    Paket dkms ist nicht installiert.
    eee-control hängt ab von python-dev; aber:
    Paket python-dev ist nicht installiert.
    eee-control hängt ab von gettext; aber:
    Paket gettext ist nicht installiert.
    eee-control hängt ab von hotkeys; aber:
    Paket hotkeys ist nicht installiert.
    dpkg: Fehler beim Bearbeiten von eee-control (–install):
    Abhängigkeitsprobleme – lasse es unkonfiguriert
    Verarbeite Trigger für sreadahead …
    Verarbeite Trigger für desktop-file-utils …
    Fehler traten auf beim Bearbeiten von:
    eee-control

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  12. Ubuntu says:

    I get this error while installing:
    Cannot create File or Directory »data/etc«: No such file or directory.
    it is run on 9.10 and a Asus EeePC 1005.
    Any help?

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  13. Randy says:

    I’m having the same problem: “error creating directory ‘data/etc’: No such file or directory”

    Asus 1005HA running Karmic Remix

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  14. Randy says:

    FYI – Dan loaded up a fix for the “error creating directory” error.

    Thanks Dan

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  15. Spirit0ne says:

    Doesn’t work on Asus 1101 HA. Some Fn keys don’t work, like screen gamma…

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  16. Henry says:

    Hi,

    my computer is not booting from the CD.And so I clicked “Demo and Full installation” and I selected “Help me to boot from CD”then finish.But still an error is occuring and CD boot helper cannot be installed.The error message is as follows-

    An error occured:

    Invalid argument

    For more information please log file: c:docume~1paulyt~1locals~1 empwubi-9.10ubuntu1-rev160.log”

    When I use “Install inside Windows”the same message is being showed after five minutes of installing

    please help me………..

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    admin Reply:

    try to post your question on our forum section http://www.ubuntugeek.com/forum

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  17. Just Vervaart says:

    Thanks a lot! Installation works fine after using this line-> sudo apt-get -f install

    Only thing i miss is the screen resolution under hotkey 2. Anybody got an idea?

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  18. Brian Harkness says:

    Using Karmic KDE, installs fine but as soon as it is launched, the screen goes all crazy and locks computer. Using the 511 bios on the 701 (fsb is 100 from bios); not sure if this issue is caused because this is made for gnome, or if it is my bios version. Was looking to install this to control fan speed which can be kind of crazy at times.

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  19. mactrash says:

    eee 901 can’t set cpu speed.

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  20. Krige says:

    I have a problem with Lucid on a 1000HE, at the end of the installation it gave me the following message:

    Cannot access ACPI control files!
    Make sure the modules eeepc_acpi (or eeepc_laptop) are loaded.

    After reboot left and right clicking on the “Eee” icon doesn’t have any effect and a tooltip shows the following message:

    Error while communicating with eee-control-daemon! Make sure it is running.

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  21. Dave Hunt says:

    Lost sound after installing on eeepc 1100HA. Volume control applet shows output volume as 100%; no ‘mute’ items checked. Must have sound. Needed for using accessibility apps Orca and Speech-dispatcher.

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  22. Wes H says:

    I tried this on my EeePC 900 20G/Linux with 900MHz Celeron M on Ubuntu 10.04 UNE. There was some cvs errors that didn’t didn’t look like a big deal. hotkey-setup was not found. My acpi still reports no fan found. My hotkeys were already working and still are. I was unable to toggle SD reader, but the webcam appeared to. The CPU options are limited to two options Performance and Normal. There was 3 hotkey options available. Basically a waste of time and space I guess. My battery info has never been correct on this thing either but I guess that’s unrelated to eee-control.

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  23. Todor says:

    ” Krige says:
    April 5, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    I have a problem with Lucid on a 1000HE, at the end of the installation it gave me the following message:

    Cannot access ACPI control files!
    Make sure the modules eeepc_acpi (or eeepc_laptop) are loaded.

    After reboot left and right clicking on the “Eee” icon doesn’t have any effect and a tooltip shows the following message:

    Error while communicating with eee-control-daemon! Make sure it is running.

    Confirmed for Lucid netbook remix

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  24. EspenT says:

    Does not work on lucid.
    Cannot access ACPI control files!
    Make sure the modules eeepc_acpi (or eeepc_laptop) are loaded.

    running: sudo modprobe eeepc-laptop

    returns
    FATAL: Error inserting eeepc_laptop (/lib/modules/2.6.32-21-generic/kernel/drivers/platform/x86/eeepc-laptop.ko): No such device

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  25. Hammer Vivas says:

    Thanks so much for this. Ubuntu lucid perfect install, first had the daemon error, but a restart fixed that. Cheers!

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  26. Mike says:

    Is there a version for ubuntu netbook 10.10 in the works?

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  27. Cristo says:

    Problems on Ununtu 12.04

    Installed through:
    http://danamlund.dk/eee-control/eee-control.html

    though get these errors:
    sudo modprobe eeepc-laptop
    FATAL: Error inserting eeepc_laptop (/lib/modules/3.5.0-18-generic/kernel/drivers/platform/x86/eeepc-laptop.ko): No such device

    Then in update:
    W:Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/eee-control/eee-control/ubuntu/dists/precise/main/source/Sources 404 Not Found
    , W:Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/eee-control/eee-control/ubuntu/dists/precise/main/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found
    , W:Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/eee-control/eee-control/ubuntu/dists/precise/main/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found
    , E:Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

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