Asus Eee Note, a peek within....

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  1. BodeNGE

    BodeNGE Pen Pal - Newbie

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    The web based upgrade worked fine, and actually kept my device in english.

    The full screan mode still has the black notifications bar along the top of the device, so it isn't full 1024*768 display, but close.

    Annoyingly the pdf text rendering bug is not fixed. In order to display fonts correctly you still have to open a epub file before you open a pdf in order to get readable fonts.

    Also sadly the Web browser is stuck in landscape mode. I'd much prefer a portrait view personally.
     
  2. whazzup

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    hmm....they seem to have taken down the rom file....
     
  3. wahaha432

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    Personally, I use http file server (hfs) to host these update files.

    And yes, the rom has disappeared from the ftp site.
     
  4. pbarrette

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    Hi all,

    Well, the ROM file is gone from the FTP server, but it seems they have added a reference to it on the update XML.

    Of course, the XML data shows it as version "1.0.0.0" instead of "1.0.8.92" which is the version the firmware itself is reporting. Since the version in the XML is lower than the initial release ("1.0.5.71") and lower than the last available release ("1.0.5.81"), the Sync software probably won't report it as being available anyway.

    So.. If you have an EeeNote and never updated the firmware, ASUS has broken the update mechanism entirely. I'm sure they will fix it, but you currently can't perform a firmware update using an ASUS supported method.

    What's also interesting is that the "ENote_0_Rom_TW_81_0126.zip" file has also disappeared from the ASUS FTP servers, but not from the update web server. So the file is still available here: http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/EeeAP/ENote_0_Rom_TW_81_0126.zip but nowhere else.

    At least that confirms for me that the three ASUS servers I know about all contain different stuff:
    ftp.asus.com,
    ftp.asus.com.tw, and
    http://dlcdnet.asus.com/

    I recently moved my web server to a new host with unlimited bandwidth, so if someone desperately needs the ROM file, I can host it.

    I've also been contacting ASUS customer support regarding a full release of GPL code, to include kernel modifications. It's been a bit difficult explaining the issues, and the replies have been less than stellar, but at least I now have assurance that my GPL request has been passed higher up in the ASUS food chain. So hopefully we'll get a kernel GPL release at some point in the near future.

    pb
     
  5. whazzup

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    interesting....do keep us updated....:D
     
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  7. pbarrette

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    Hi whazzup,

    Downloading now.. Install and test when I get home from work.

    pb
     
  8. neonnoodle

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    So can we assume that this is in anticipation of the US release going prime time?
     
  9. whazzup

    whazzup Scribbler - Standard Member

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    hi all, can i request for some hand holding here?

    patience finally lost, and i'm looking at modifying the idx file to redirect eeesync to my website.

    However, i'm going through the idx file now, and wondering what are the fields i should be changing...

    Code:
    product name="Eee Note">
    	tag bootV2="0" hw="0000" hwname="1.0.8G">
    		item name="PCTool">
    			description l_id='1033' title="Eee Note PCTool"></description>
    			type> AP </type>
    			os> Win7 </os>
    			version> V1.1.1.44 </version>
    			size> 10749324 </size>
    			zip-path> pub/ASUS/EeeAP/ENote_0_Sync_44_0126.zip </zip-path>
    			execute> LowServerRomVer-V1.0.0.68 </execute>
    			uninstall> not use </uninstall>
    			index> 1 </index>
    		/item>
    		item name="FWBOOT_US">
    			description l_id='1033' title="Eee Note FW Boot"></description>
    			type> driver </type>
    			os> Win7 </os>
    			version> V1.0.4 </version>
    			size> 3329725 </size>
    			zip-path> pub/ASUS/EeeAP/ENote_0_Boot_US_4_0126.zip </zip-path>
    			execute> not use </execute>
    			uninstall> not use </uninstall>
    			index> 2 </index>
    		/item>
    		item name="FWBOOT_ENU">
    			description l_id='1033' title="Eee Note FW Boot"></description>
    			type> driver </type>
    			os> Win7 </os>
    			version> V1.0.4 </version>
    			size> 3329725 </size>
    			zip-path> pub/ASUS/EeeAP/ENote_0_Boot_US_4_0126.zip </zip-path>
    			execute> not use </execute>
    			uninstall> not use </uninstall>
    			index> 2 </index>
    		/item>
    		item name="FWROM_ENU">
    		/item>
    		item name="FWROM_TW">
    			description l_id='1033' title="Eee Note FW Rom"></description>
    			type> driver </type>
    			os> Win7 </os>
    			version> V1.0.8.94 </version>
    			size> 231124181 </size>
    			zip-path> pub/ASUS/EeeAP/ENote_0_Rom_TW_94_0308.zip </zip-path>
    			execute> not use </execute>
    			uninstall> not use </uninstall>
    			index> 3 </index>
    		/item>
    	/tag>
    /product>

    Asus has updated the EeeNote.idx with the new filenames. Do I change the zip-paths to point it to a new location? Any other fields I should change?


    UPDATE:
    oh well, i realised i have a shared server ip for my domain, so referencing the server ip doesn't work, as my website don't have its own ip. Or at least that seems to be the case from what I understand....
     
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  10. wahaha432

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    Hi wazzup,

    You don't need to change the EeeNote.idx file. If you want to update locally, just install a web server in your pc (iis or hfs) and set up the path as shown in the EeeNote.idx file or in the ftp site.

    Of course, you need to modify your hosts file, and pointing the dlcdnet.asus.com to your pc's IP.
     
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